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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A taxi driver and a passenger who were arrested and charged with violating local drug laws after police executed a search warrant on a taxi cab in Ottoville last year have entered into a plea agreement with the government. Pasee Vaita’i, the taxi driver, was initially...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Thursday, Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata welcomed official notice from the Administration for Native Americans (ANA) and the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) of a $311,939 grant for the American Samoa Community College (ASCC). These two departments are part...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With this coming Monday, Labor Day, a local and federal holiday, Acting Gov. Talauega Eleasalo V. Ale has declared that all ASG offices will be closed and normal activities suspended on that day. Essential employees required to work on Monday, Sept. 6th, will receive...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who has a pending matter in the Family, Drug and Alcohol (FDA) court was arrested last weekend and charged with criminal contempt. Malaki Vivi made his initial appearance in District Court last week. According to the government's case, police got a call for...
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Apia, SAMOA — The Samoan Parliament will meet for the first time since before the April general election, on September 14. Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mata'afa announced on Wednesday that the budget for the next financial year would be tabled until then. She said the budget would be presented by the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — As of Aug. 30th, the U.S Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has provided a total of over $1.086 billion to more than 165,000 people in states and territories to assist with COVID-19-related funeral costs for deaths occurring on or after Jan. 20, 2020.  Of that...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 45-year-old man accused of assaulting his sister's boyfriend was arrested by police last month, where he made his initial appearance in District Court. Salesa Vaega is charged with 2nd degree assault and 1st degree property damage, both class D felony, punishable by...
Acting Gov. Talauega Eleasalo Ale
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Acting Gov. Talauega Eleasalo Ale told a news conference on Thursday that public school classrooms are set to open this coming Tuesday for the new school year 2021/2022 while inter Samoa flights resumed this week but ASG is looking at a specific designated day of the...
Talauega Dr. Samasoni Asaeli
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Department of Education director, Talauega Dr. Samasoni Asaeli has decided to uphold the decision made by the Acting Governor during his site visit last week to close down the new Tafuna High School due to what appears to be an unsafe condition — until...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Speaking at yesterday’s question and answer session with local media, Acting Gov. Talauega Eleasalo V. Ale confirmed that the Administration is drafting a supplemental budget bill, but is awaiting the Fono’s final action on the government’s fiscal year 2022 budget bill,...

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