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Lorrina Melanie Taiaopo Lee
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Lorrina Melanie Taiaopo Lee, a student at the South Pacific Academy, will be attending the National Youth Leadership Forum [NYLF]: Law & CSI, an Envision by WorldStride Program in Washington DC this month, after she applied and was accepted by the program, which is...
American Samoa DIistrict Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young man accused of burglarizing a home in Leone and stealing two cell phones, a laptop, an iPad, two pairs of shoes and a wallet with over $450 inside it is now in custody after police officers arrested him last month pursuant to an arrest warrant signed by the court...
Ms. Faaletaua Saili and Lupelele Elementary students
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Young students at Lupelele Elementary school who are enrolled in the Extended School Services (ESY) program, were in for a treat on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 when they were joined by the American Samoa Community College’s TED/ASDOE Outreach Recruiter Ms. Faaletaua Saili...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The local Education Department (ASDOE) invites public input in the development of its American Rescue Plan (ARP) Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) plan for the safe return of in-person instruction. “We need your feedback,” said ASDOE in a public...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 35-year-old man who was picked up pursuant to an arrest warrant from the court, on the allegation that he unlawfully entered the home of another family and stole several items is now charged with possession of illegal drugs. The government has filed two separate...
Some members of the COVID-19 task force
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The ASG Coronavirus Task Force expects that by August Hawaiian Airlines will resume its commercial reservations and bookings as was the process pre-COVID. The frequency of commercial Hawaiian Air flights has yet to be determined and is contingent upon the success of...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACS-WASC) has issued accreditations for three public schools — Faleasao Elementary, Samoana and Nu’uuuli Vocational Technical high schools. The accreditations were outlined in three...
American Samoa DIistrict Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The driver of a pick-up truck that was pulled over by police last month for a traffic violation is facing drug charges, after police allegedly found a plastic container inside the vehicle containing small baggies of a white crystalline substance, along with drug...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of giving marijuana to a minor to sell for him at the beginning of this year has asked the High Court to set his case for jury trial — and trial is now set for March 2024. Falani Opetaia appeared in court last week for his pretrial conference. The defense...
Sign on GAO building in Washington D.C.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa’s total revenue increased 24% between fiscal years 2017 and 2019, according to the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) in its US Territories Public Debt Outlook — 2021 Update, released June 30th to the US Congress and also made public. GAO explained...

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