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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 30-year-old man from Mesepa accused of having sex with a 16-year-old girl multiple times has entered into a plea agreement with the government. Tele’a Eliapo appeared in High Court last week for a Change of Plea hearing. Eliapo, who remains in custody, unable to post a...
People with trash they picked up.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In a Sept. 20th memorandum, the Governor’s Chief of Staff, Tuimavave Tauapa’i Laupola informed cabinet members of the government’s Island Wide Clean-up for the month of August is set for Friday, Sept. 24th And that all departments, agencies, offices and authorities are...
Lt Gov and AG in front of Protect AS one poster
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Through the ASG administrative rule making process, the territorial government has adopted and implemented new emergency rules for quarantine and isolation, after the documents were filed and signed by the Secretary of American Samoa — who is also the Lieutenant Governor...
Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Governor’s Office announced last night new dates for Hawaiian Airlines flights for the remainder of the year.  They are October 14, November 1, November 18, and December 6 — two fewer flights from the original schedule that was approved previously. However, the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With its fall 2021 semester now underway, the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) has joined the forefront of the government’s “Protect As One” movement by providing incentives for both its students and staff to receive their COVID-19 vaccinations if they have not...
Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata said that there were developments in Washington on Tuesday improving prospects for a short-term extension of the current Medicaid federal match (FMAP) of 83% for American Samoa, potentially avoiding an upcoming deadline sometimes called a Medicaid...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A father of five young children accused of assaulting a man with a metal pipe without reason was arrested by police last month and he’s now being charged. During his arrest, cops discovered illegal drugs in his possession. Anthony Va’a made his initial appearance in...
Senate chamber
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — ASG’s ARPA Oversight Office executive director, Keith Gebauer informed senators last week that it was the governor and lieutenant governor who approved the projects and budget plan for the use of the $479.13 million allocated to American Samoa under the federal American...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man from Petesa accused of attempting to assault his uncle’s wife while she was holding her one-year-old was arrested last month   Alema Vaili made his initial appearance in court last month where the court granted a motion from the defense...
[l-r] Dr. Dr Aifili Tufa, Dr. Francine Amoa, and Dr. Fiona Trial
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —The 259 passengers who arrived on the Sept. 13th flight from Honolulu and are currently in quarantine, are set to be released this weekend, but after release from quarantine they will be required to remain at home for two days and abide with specific protocols, according...

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