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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man arrested during a traffic stop last month is now facing felony charges for violating local drug laws. Thirty-six year old, Savelio Williams appeared in court last month for his initial appearance. He is charged with one count of unlawful possession of...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In a health advisory this week, the Health Department said that all COVID-19 vaccine sites are closed today, Friday, May 7th. This includes the Department of Youth and Women’s Affairs facility in Tafuna, the A.P. Lutali Executive Office Building in Utulei and the Gov. H...
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Washington, D.C. — Thursday, Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata released the following statement in recognition of the National Day of Prayer: “The National Day of Prayer is a beautiful yearly tradition. This year’s theme is ‘Lord, pour out your love, life and liberty.’ It is based on II Corinthians 3:...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In a press release issued this week after the latest Cabinet meeting, Governor Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga stated that when the public is 95% fully vaccinated, the government will be able to open the borders. The release announced that the borders would open...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Pittsburg-based StarKist Co., has confirmed that production at its StarKist Samoa Inc. facility in American Samoa will shut down all next week due to fish shortages, as the head count of the workforce remains low creating a ripple effect for cannery operations. Samoa...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa government has taken another step forward to achieve its long awaited “super alia” or “alia tele” — project, with the issuance of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the “Purchase of Four Fishing Vessels Constructed to Technical Specifications”. The RPF...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Two men were arrested and are now being charged with violating local drug laws after cops discovered drugs, paraphernalia and cash in a vehicle they were traveling in during a traffic stop last week for expired tags. The two men, Johnny Vou, who is on two years probation...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 36-year-old man was arrested last Friday for allegedly assaulting a female by pushing her down and choking her. Leaia Mose spent three nights at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) before he made his initial appearance in District Court this past Monday. He is...
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Washington, D.C — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata focused on coral reef health in a Tuesday hearing of the Natural Resources Committee’s Subcommittee on Water, Oceans and Wildlife (WOW). Congresswoman Amata is an original cosponsor of the bipartisan Restoring Resilient Reefs Act of 2021, H.R. 160,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With long lines and an extended wait time at banks expected with the release of the third federally funded Economic Impact Payments (EIP) — or stimulus checks — the Territorial Bank of American Samoa is extending hours of operations starting today, May 6th, through May...

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