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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Last month, on April 5, 2021, Samoa News reported that two ASG employees who were convicted of felonies at the federal level — bribery and fraud — are currently employed with ASG — (https://www.samoanews.com/local-news/public-asks-about-two-men-felony-convictions-hired-...
Pacific Horizons 2021 graduating class
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Pacific Horizons High School’s Class of 2021 graduated 14 students from the Home of the Pacific Navigators on Saturday evening — beginning the annual cycle of the local graduation commencement ceremonies for high schools, both public and private — in American Samoa for...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Medicaid State Agency office in a notice dated yesterday, from Honolulu on its Facebook page, announced that the fifth repatriation flight has been postponed from May 28 until June 01. The announcement states that the postponement was in “light of...
Chief Justice F. Michael Kruse
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Four residents of Alega village have filed another multi-million dollar lawsuit at the federal court in Honolulu and this time it’s against Chief Justice F. Michael Kruse and private citizen James McGuire, alleging violation of laws regarding an ex-parte communication...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The increase in numbers of Asian farmers selling their produce — in local stores, the Fagatogo market, on the street and to the School Lunch Program (SLP) concerns many local Samoan farmers. At times, Asian farmers have been known to sell directly to households produce...
Pastor Kenneth Lelei Fuliese Maisa (middle) with wife Linda and family members
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A special service was held at the headquarters of the Seventh-day Adventist Church American Samoa Mission at Iakina last Sunday to officially welcome the new church president, Pastor Kenneth Lelei Fuliese Maisa and his family. It’s been three months since Pastor Maisa...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga has proclaimed May 17th to June 14th as the “Click it or Ticket” enforcement mobilization in American Samoa and urged all residents to “always wear seat belts when driving or riding on our roadways.” According to data collected,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 33-year-old male who has a pending criminal case in District Court was arrested by police last month on the allegation that he assaulted a man and challenged several people to a fight. When questioned by police, the defendant, Alesana Vaili said that the reason he did...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Moody’s Investors Service has affirmed a Ba3 rating on American Samoa’s outstanding general revenue bonds and assigned the same rating — Ba3 — to the new 2021 bond series, which the American Samoa Economic Development Authority (ASEDA) announced last month that it plans...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man was arrested on allegations that he sexually abused his girlfriend’s niece. Etimani Alofagia made his initial appearance in District Court last month and bond has been set at $15,000. He is charged with one count of unlawful possession of marijuana (pot), an...

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