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Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga and Lt. Gov. Lemanu Palepoi Sialega Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — At last week’s cabinet meeting, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga re-emphasized that no overtime is to be processed unless it first gets his pre-approval and he urged cabinet members to the comply with this administration’s long standing policy. In a Nov. 17th memo to cabinet...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Faavae Asuni was arrested by police last week after he allegedly assaulted a co-employee during their lunch break. Asuni made his initial appearance in court last week. He is charged with one count of 2nd degree assault and one count of stealing, both felonies. Bail is...
Three locally made Christmas ornaments
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  These Christmas ornaments and flower arrangements were among the locally made products at last Saturday’s Fofo-Alataua Empowerment Team Mini Farm Fair at Auma in Leone.  Other items at the fair include elei materials, pillow cases, rugs, handicrafts, ula, sei, plants,...
college president Dr. Rosevonne Pato
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Among the highlights of the American Samoa Community College’s fifty-year history, says college president Dr. Rosevonne Pato is that ASCC was the first community college in the United States to be designated as a Land Grant Institution. Dr. Pato shared this information...
Amata shown recording a message
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata is encouraged by a bipartisan congressional update provided Thursday by doctors and scientists involved in coordinating development efforts. She will continue to urge federal authorities to take into account the territories’ unique status in their...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 66-year-old man from Vatia was arrested by police last week pursuant to an arrest warrant from the court on the allegation that he sexually abused a 6-year-old girl. Samoa News has chosen not to name the defendant to protect the privacy of the 6-year-old girl. The...
Amata with Capitol building in the background
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata is highlighting Public Health Thank You Day, which recognizes on the Monday before Thanksgiving, the year-round efforts of public health professionals. “Thank you to all our public health professionals in any aspect of these services,” said...
Casidhe “Cassie” Mahuka at the helm
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Former American Samoa Community College (ASCC) students Casidhe “Cassie” Mahuka and Johann Vollrath are the inaugural recipients of the ASCC Marine Science Program Scholarships. To help build research and sustainability capacity and support American Samoa’s budding...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A passenger in a vehicle pulled over by police during a traffic stop is now facing felony charges after police allegedly discovered illegal drugs in his possession. The driver, Misitama West, made his initial appearance before Acting Associate Justice Elvis P. Patea in...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man was arrested and taken into the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) on the allegation that he violated a condition of his probation after testing positive for methamphetamine and marijuana. Meki Faalogo appeared before Acting Associate Justice Elvis P. Patea...

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