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Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “Leadership, Integrity, and Commitment” are the three main priorities outlined in Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga’s Executive Order, establishing the Code of Ethics for the Executive Branch, and these are the priorities that the Administration says are the guidelines for...
Christmas trees and decorations on EOB lawn
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa joins Christians around the world in celebrating the birth of Christ at the stroke of midnight tonight. But it’s already Christmas in other parts of the world — such as neighboring Samoa and other Pacifika countries. Celebrating Christmas this year is not...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The case against a married man accused of sexually abusing a 16-year-old girl, filed in District Court last month, which led to his arrest, has also led to the discovery of drugs in his possession and inside his vehicle. Faamanu Maeli, 42, made his initial appearance...
Some members of the 4 Interact Clubs
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — On the eve of Christmas Eve the Interact Clubs of Tafuna High School, Samoana High School and Pacific Horizons teamed up with the Parents of Children With Special Needs Network and hosted what some parents said what the largest PCSN gathering in years.  High School...
Chanel Lafua
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The defendant in the deadly car crash in front of the StarKist main gate early last Saturday morning has waived his right to a preliminary examination (PX) and the case is now bound over to High Court for arraignment on Monday, Dec. 27, 2021 at 9a.m. Chanel Lafua, who is...
Lt. Gov. Talauega Eleasalo Va’alele Ale
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A one time “hero pay” bonus is in the works for COVID-19 Task Force members and key support staff for the work they have accomplished over the past year. In a Task Force press release issued yesterday, Lt Governor Talauega Eleasalo Ale — who is also the Task Force chair...
Dr. Aifili John Tufa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — More than 3,000 first-doses were administered to children ages five to 11 years old during three weeks of the government’s “Protect AS One” mass vaccination drive, which focused on this age group, as American Samoa aims for a 90% or more vaccination rate. This is...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The case against a married man accused of sexually abusing a 16-year-old girl, filed in District Court last month, which led to his arrest, has also led to the discovery of drugs in his possession and inside his vehicle. Faamanu Maeli, 42, made his initial appearance...
Amata with StarKist workers on the canning floor
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata is urging the federal government to uphold the important Buy American policy when purchasing tuna. Tuna that is canned in American Samoa is American made, and Amata urged the Biden Administration not to make an exception to the U.S. government’s Buy...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Repeat offender Frank Mata was ordered by the court last week to serve out the remaining 7 months of a 20-month sentence from a 2018 case. The decision came after the court found Mata in violation of conditions of his 5-year probation. Mata was found guilty by the...

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