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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 29-year-old man convicted of assaulting a man by striking his head with a metal pipe and punching him in the face multiple times is going to jail. Kalifa Leu who has been in custody since his arrest last year, unable to post a $15,000 surety bond, has been ordered to...
Bus on road in Alega
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — During last Friday afternoon’s status hearing, via teleconference at the federal court in Honolulu, US District Court Chief Judge, J. Michael Seabright was informed by attorney for AST Telecom LLC, d/b/a Bluesky Communication, that low hanging cables at Alega village...
Congresswoman Amata with Guam Gov.Leon Guerrero and USVI Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata worked with sponsor Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett, colleagues from the Territories and other key Members of Congress in introducing legislation together to better provide equitable treatment for U.S. territories in federal health care (programs like...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — ASG’s Human Resources Department is proposing to repeal the current ASG pay schedule and implement a new one that Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga proposes to go into effect in July this year. This is according to a “Notice of Intended Action” posted May 19th on...
turkey tails
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Despite being labeled as unhealthy, turkey tails remain a big purchase item and the popular food continues to increase in price — along with the price of chicken legs. “Since the beginning of 2020, five food items, namely chicken legs, turkey tails, eggs, bread and sugar...
Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa Community College held its 74th commencement ceremony on May 21, 2021, on the lawn outside of the Multipurpose Center where ASCC faculty and staff also celebrated the 50th anniversary of the first graduating class in 1971. A press release from the Governor...
Some of the American Samoa veterans in Honolulu
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata held a Veterans town hall meeting attended by about two dozen American Samoan Veterans at the Airport Honolulu Hotel on Sunday evening. She provided them with an update from Washington, D.C., on veterans affairs and other issues, and held a question...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 40-year old man from Samoa accused of assaulting his wife at their home in Taputimu village while he was heavily intoxicated, told police that the reason he did was because she misused money to play money games such as “Hit Three” instead of using it wisely to feed...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Residents of the Ottoville area were without electricity this past Sunday night and American Samoa Power Authority executive director Wallon Young told Samoa News on Monday afternoon that this was a “partial outage on Feeder-7 that affected the Ottoville area” only. The...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Health Department’s Leone Clinic is the new COVID-19 vaccination site, according to the latest DoH health advisory, and it joins the other sites already in place — A.P. Lutali Executive Office Building, Gov. Rex Lee Auditorium, Department of Youth and Women’s Affairs...

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