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American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man from Samoa who allegedly burned down a storage room and Samoan kitchen next to a family home in Manu’a has been charged with arson in the second degree. David Sasagi was arraigned in the High Court yesterday and is being held on bail of $5,000. The investigating...
TSUNAMI SIREN
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Department of Homeland Security/ TEMCO Division has confirmed that maintenance and repair work is being conducted on all emergency sirens on Tutuila and Aunu’u.  “This service will be done by off-island contractors beginning Saturday January 21, 2023 until February...
Chief Statistician, Meleisea Vai Filiga,
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Chief Statistician, Meleisea Vai Filiga, who is also Commerce Department assistant deputy for the Statistics & Analysis Division, suggested a feasibility study to determine benefits and constraints of having “price controls” for consumer goods — especially food items...
DBAS BUILDING
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Development Bank of American Samoa (DBAS) distributed more than $4.5 million for new and renovation home loans between 2021 and 2022 — giving the local construction industry a major boost, according to the Governor’s State of the Territory Comprehensive Report. The...
Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata is delighted to announce the nominations of 11 excellent students from American Samoa for consideration by the prestigious military service academies in 2023. As the students can apply to more than one academy, there are 17 nominations in all. This...
Members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Lt. Col. Christopher R. Pevey, District Commander based in Honolulu, for the U.S Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) told senators that he doesn’t have a time frame of when the stop-order for seawall projects will be lifted but promised to get back with a reply. Pevey — who...
Talauega shakes hands with Army Corps officials
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Prior to a presentation to the ASG Hazard Mitigation Council at the Governor’s Office yesterday, Lt. Gov. Talauega E.V. Ale in his role as acting governor met with officials of the U.S Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).  The USACE team arrived earlier this week. No details...
Amata with her granddaughter and others
Washington, D.C. — Uifa’atali Amata will once again serve on the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs for the 118th Congress, as she has since the people of American Samoa first sent her to represent them in Congress. After expressing interest in three committees to House leadership, they granted a...
FDIC logo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) maintains until the Territorial Bank of American Samoa comes under “private ownership” only then will it “entertain an application for insurance.” This is according to TBAS Manager David Buehler when he testified before...
Lt. Governor Talauega E.V. Ale
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Acting Governor Talauega E. V. Ale said internal control of government spending is vital and the Audit and Ethics training going on this week will assist government departments and agencies. The Acting governor made the comments during the opening of the three day...

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