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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man from Tafeta was arrested by police last month for assaulting his young cousin at his cousin’s house during a verbal altercation. However, during his arrest, cops discovered drugs in his possession. Alapati Wayne made his initial appearance in court last month. He’s...
National Nurses Week
Washington, D.C. — Wednesday, Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata is highlighting National Nurses Week, also called Nurse Appreciation Week, celebrated May 6-12, partly to coincide with the birthday of Florence Nightingale, often described as the founder of modern nursing: “A special thank you this week...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With so many wonderful people to celebrate — Teachers, Nurses, Mothers — we are excited to announce that our Zumba Fitness classes for the entire month of May are FREE!! Thanks to our friends at the Department of Health Comprehensive Cancer Control Program,” said Zumba...
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Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata is highlighting a new federal assistance option for American Samoa’s restaurants available now through the Restaurant Revitalization Fund. This is an assistance option that was passed by Congress in the most recent COVID response legislation, the...
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Apia, SAMOA — The Supreme Court of Samoa is to allow a challenge to the appointment of an extra women's seat in parliament. The attorney general had attempted to have newcomer FAST party's challenge dismissed. The FAST (Fa'atuatua i le Atua Samoa ua Tasi) party, which is caught in a 26-seat...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The White House released yesterday fact sheets for individual states and territories —  including American Samoa — that highlight the need for and impact of the investments proposed under the American Families Plan by US President Joe Biden. And the proposal “is an...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Gov. H. Rex. Lee Auditorium was packed with people waiting to receive their stimulus checks yesterday. The distribution location was for people who did not list a post office box on their tax returns, or did not sign up for direct deposit. A COVID-19 vaccination shot...
Human Resources director Lynn Pulou-Alaimalo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Former Human Resources Department chief of personnel, Irene L. Uhrle-Anipale had shared with the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) the two reasons, she believes, were behind her termination earlier this year by Human Resources director Lynn Pulou-Alaimalo. Anipale, a 17-...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man with a prior drug conviction was arrested by police last month on the allegation that he raped a 15-year-old girl who had run away from her home in Nu’uuli. Wilson Talosaga made his initial appearance in court last month. He is charged with 3 counts of rape and 3...
Task Force Chairman Lt Gov Talauega Eleasalo Ale
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The COVID Task Force is looking at having six more repatriation flights as it looks to end the repat program after July.  There will be two flights each for the months of May, June and July. The dates for the remaining flights are: May 12th, May 28th, June 13th, June...

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