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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man, who is on probation for 5 years after being convicted for giving marijuana cigarettes to a high school student two years ago was ordered by the High Court to immediately depart the territory and remain outside of its borders for the duration of his 5-year...
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Washington, D.C. — Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata congratulated the Territorial Bank of American Samoa upon being approved as a lender for the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program. “This represents more access for people and is good news for American Samoa,” Amata said...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Associate Justice Fiti Sunia rejected a signed plea agreement between the government and a female defendant accused of violating local drug laws, after the defendant told the court her defense attorney did not explain nor read to her the whole plea agreement. Rosemarie...
Education director Dr. Ruth Matagi-Tofiga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Education director Dr. Ruth Matagi-Tofiga confirmed yesterday that all public high school graduations for this school year “will be virtual” and will be held next month, as American Samoa remains under the COVID-19 emergency declaration, which has been extended until...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Government employees making $50,000 or less a year will be entitled to overtime pay for work outside of their usual 40-hours per week for work involving the coronavirus declaration. Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga announced the “benchmark” overtime pay for COVID-19 during the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — During sentencing for a young man convicted of stealing a vehicle while he was intoxicated, Associate Justice, Fiti Sunia stated that any time a person is intoxicated and drives a vehicle on the road, the vehicle becomes a deadly weapon. Mealeaga Ale, who had been in...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young woman told the court last month that the reason she missed two court hearings was because she traveled to Samoa to visit her sick father.The court then informed the young woman that she’s not allowed to leave the territory while her court case is still pending....
Congresswoman Amata and ASPA Acting Executive Director Wallon Young
Washington, D.C. — Tuesday, May 4, 2020 — Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed a grant for American Samoa Power Authority (ASPA) of over $1.2 million through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This award provides $1,200,749.98 in federal funding for...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Even though we will have slightly above average temperatures this week, easterly trade winds will increase up to 20 mph at times from Wednesday through Friday night. Latest satellite visible imagery loop continues to show fair weather cumulus clouds moving over the...
ASG Treasurer Ueligitone Tonumaipe’a
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The US Treasury and the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) have approved American Samoa’s implementation plan for the disbursement and distribution of the stimulus payments to local qualified tax payer under provisions of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic...

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