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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga has proclaimed the week of May 22nd to May 28, 2021 to be “Safe Boating Week” in the Territory, saying each year lives and property are needlessly lost or damaged in boating accidents, many of which result from lack of basic...
Lt. Governor Talauega Eleasalo Ale (right) with TED Program Director Shirley De la Rosa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — As the Territory celebrated Teacher Appreciation Week at the beginning of this month, the Teacher Education Department (TED) at the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) hosted Educators Night, which over the last few years has become a regular semester event....
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Washington, D.C. — The Social Security Administration on Friday announced the most popular baby names in American Samoa, Guam, and Northern Mariana Islands, for 2020.  Gianna and Elijah topped the list.  Some of the top boys and girls names for 2020 in American Samoa, Guam, and Northern Mariana...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The US Federal Communications Commission announced last Friday that starting on May 12th its Emergency Broadband Benefit will make available to consumers substantial discounts on broadband service and computers. This pandemic-related program will continue until the $3.2...
Underground fault
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — ASPA is reporting the cause of yesterday’s morning’s power outage was a phase to phase cable fault on the 34.5KV Transmission line and the failure of the Supervisory  Control and Data System (SCADA) for the Salata plant which occurred almost simultaneously. The outage...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of passing bad checks at a local store was arrested last month pursuant to an arrest warrant from the court. Tui Mavaega made his initial appearance last month. He is charged with two counts of stealing and two counts of passing a bad check, all class C...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Travelers wishing to enter or leave American Samoa will be required to provide proof that they have been vaccinated for COVID-19. This will not apply to travelers that are too young to be vaccinated or those who are not medically qualified to be vaccinated. Those who...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Two men accused of burglarizing a home in Tafuna last month and stealing a huge safe containing several important items including coins worth $5,000 were arrested two weeks ago. Uili Ropati and David Tahiloa made their initial appearances in court two weeks ago. Ropati...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — StarKist Samoa has reconfirmed that “normal production” will resume Monday, May 17th. The cannery shut down production this week due to fish shortages. In a notice to employees, StarKist Samoa said that Fish Room Night Shift/Quality Assurance, is asked to please report...
Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata
Washington, D.C. — Thursday, Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata welcomed House passage of H.R. 1448, the Puppies Assisting Wounded Service members (PAWS) for Veterans Therapy Act. Amata is an original cosponsor and supported a similar effort last Congress. This unique therapy bill, sponsored by Rep....

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