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Cong. Uifaatali Amata at her standup desk
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata has cosponsored a bipartisan bill that would lead to several million in funding for American Samoa’s wildlife preservation efforts, the Recovering America's Wildlife Act (RAWA), H.R.2773. Congresswoman Amata also cosponsored two earlier versions of...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man with two prior convictions over a decade ago is back in court again on a new allegation that he stole his ex-wife's vehicle. When pulled over by patrol officers last month, the suspect, Malaki Tamati told officers the vehicle belonged to him not his girlfriend. He...
Little girl in her White Sunday finery
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Local businesses — especially clothing shops and grocery stores — are hoping for an uptick in customers this White Sunday, shopping for White Sunday outfits for the children and food for the Sunday feast.  (See today’s Samoa News edition for businesses advertising their...
Shipping container in the scanner at Pago Pago harbor
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — One of the issues discussed during a special meeting of lawmakers on Monday this week is the high cost of goods, as lawmakers voiced concerns over the significant increases — from food to building materials. In response, the Fono named a special committee to take up the...
Port of Pago Pago building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Port Administration Department main building at the Port of Pago Pago has been condemned by the Health Department (DoH) and will be demolished as tenants have already been informed that they need to move out, and the Department’s main office is relocating as of next...
Some of the senior members of the COVID-19 Task Force
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With the three imported positive COVID-19 cases on two flights from Honolulu, the Health Department’s director has made the decision to look at moving up the last COVID-19 test to 24-hours prior to boarding a flight to the territory, says ASG Medicaid Office director...
Fono joint session
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — One of the issues discussed during a special meeting of lawmakers on Monday this week is the high cost of goods, as lawmakers voiced concerns over the significant increases — from food to building materials. In response, the Fono named a special committee to take up the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man with an outstanding arrest warrant for burglary and stealing, along with traffic fines is in custody after he was arrested by police at the EOB parking lot last month. When asked by investigators about his alleged involvement in a burglary and stealing case in...
Chairman Lt. Gov. Talauega Eleasalo Ale
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The COVID-19 Task Force is reporting that the task force is aiming to neutralize and contain the two latest confirmed COVID cases so there is no community spread. This comes as American Samoa’s first positive case is doing fine at home after successfully recovering,...
Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Through an Oct. 5th executive order, Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga directed ASG’s Office of Political Status, Constitutional Review and Federal Relations — referred to by many as the Political Status Office (PSO) — to prepare for the Constitutional Convention...

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