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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In a press release issued last night, Hawaiian airlines advised that Thursday’s flight to Honolulu had been postponed until this morning. The inbound flight arrived as scheduled Thursday evening and no reason for the delay was explained by the airline. Around 8:45 pm the...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Jury instructions, opening statements and govt witness testimonies for the jury trial of one of the co-defendants from Pago Pago drug raid over three years ago began yesterday in High Court. Sio Godinet Jr, who is still in custody unable to post a $50,000 bond after...
Chamber chairwoman Luisa Kuaea
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In its “Border Closure Impact Analysis” document, the American Samoa Chamber of Commerce reconfirmed that restrictions on business activities in previous COVID-19 declarations affected many small local businesses, which had to depend on federal COVID funds “to survive”....
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of assaulting his adopted brother with a kitchen knife was arrested by police last week and he’s now being charged. Kid Bartley made his initial appearance in District Court two weeks ago. He is charged with a single count of 2nd degree assault, a class D...
A device for sterilizing medical waste
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The House Health Committee carried out a second site visit to the LBJ Medical Center on Tuesday morning, followed by a question and answer session with LBJ management, says committee chairwoman Rep. Andra T. Samoa. The committee held its’ first visit about two weeks ago...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A woman was arrested last week on the allegation that she assaulted a 16-year-old girl with the handle of a hammer. The defendant, Fea Fuamoli made her initial appearance in District Court this week. Fuamoli is charged with 2nd degree assault and one count of abuse of a...
Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata has requested the United States Army consider options for Army recruit required physical examinations in American Samoa, which are currently held up by COVID-related travel restrictions between Hawaii and American Samoa. The letter, dated November...
Baggies of Lymphatic Filariasis pills
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Health Department has reached over 6,000 people since launching last month, the third round of Mass Drug Administration, to eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis (LF) in American Samoa, says project coordinator, Joshua Naseri during a DoH news conference last week Friday....
chairwoman, Luisa Kuaea
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Chamber of Commerce believes that it’s “highly likely that a return to border closures will exacerbate” even further the current impact on economic issues, such as shipping delays, supply shortages, and surging fuel and shipping costs. The Chamber’s...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Two men from Samoa appeared in District Court last week after being arrested on sex charges against minors. One is a 58-year-old uncle of the victim, while the second one is a young man who entered American Samoa two months ago under the Guest Worker Program at the...

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