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Ologsega, MANU'A — “Olosega is a beautiful village, and it gives me great hope in seeing our people work together in protecting and preserving the island’s natural beauty and habitat,” said ASCC-ACNR Forestry Program Manager Denis Sene, Jr. at the completion of its Landscape Scale Restoration (LSR...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Department of Health is moving into the fifth week of the third round of the Mass Drug Administration (MDA) to eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis (LF) in American Samoa, with health officials hoping more residents will take LF pills as the territory heads into the...
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Apia, SAMOA — Early voting has started in Samoa for by-elections in six electoral constituencies on the island of Upolu. Seven by-elections had been planned, but Savai'i's only by-election was decided on Monday, when the Supreme Court disqualified one of two registered candidates in the Falealupo...
Senior citizens, students and others playing ukulele
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Arriving for their first field trip for this year in light of COVID concerns, the residents of Hope House dressed in their best purple outfits greeted everyone with excitement and took advantage of all the activities at the first Bridging Generations Memory Workshop...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Thomas Siaumau, who is serving a 30-year sentence at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) after he was convicted of firing gun shots at a police unit while an officer was behind the wheel was sentenced by the High Court this week to a term of probation of 5 years...
Mageo family land in Pago
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Sa’o of the Mageo family, Rev. Mageo Patolo Mageo has came forward to clear the air regarding the issue of building a new prison on the Mageo communal land in Pago Pago on the mountain top area called Autapini/ Happy Valley. Mageo has indicated that he was very...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man with a pending drug case in High Court is now in custody after being arrested by police last week on more drug charges. The man, Anthony Alataua made his initial appearance in District Court last week. Alataua is charged with one count of unlawful possession of...
Olivia Reid and Lutu family members
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Working to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s Disease, the Lealaifuaneva Peter E. Reid Foundation continues their financial support of ABLE — the Agency for Better Living Endeavors, founded by Afoa L. Su’esu’e Lutu in 2004 to provide a variety of services with the mission...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The driver of a truck that was pulled over by police last month for driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) is also being charged with unlawful possession of drugs. Uale Siitaga, who has a pending drug case in High Court from 2019, made his initial appearance in...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Just over 20 children ages 5 to 11 years old have been vaccinated for COVID-19 vaccine since vaccinations for this age group were first launched last week, says Health Department’s Dr. Faiese Talafu during Friday’s DoH news conference, where health official urged parents...

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