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Dr. Elizabeth Lauvao
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With weekly flights between Honolulu and Pago Pago starting in June, the COVID-19 Task Force and the Health Department will reduce COVID testing prior to departing for American Samoa to only one —  but it has mandated for travelers 12 years and older to get the booster...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man was arrested and charged in connection with an incident where he allegedly assaulted a 62-year-old man in Kokoland last month. The defendant, Joseph Olotele made his initial appearances in District Court last month. He is charged with one count of unlawful...
ASG Execuive Office Building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Another round of tax refund checks — totaling more than $1.9 million — is scheduled for release today, Tuesday, May 17, providing more cash infusion into the local economy. ASG  Treasurer Malemo Tausaga, in a brief statement last Friday afternoon, announced that the 8th...
U.S. Federal District Court House, Honolulu, HI
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The federal lawsuit brought by the “Salemeana’i Family” in American Samoa against the U.S Secretary of Interior, over family land in Tafuna, has been dismissed without prejudice, allowing plaintiffs to re-file the claim with the proper federal court jurisdiction,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Four travelers on Hawaiian Airlines flight last week Thursday from Honolulu tested COVID-19 positive and were immediately placed in supervised isolation at the Health Department’s facility in Tafuna, according to the DoH’s COVID-19 Situational Report as of May 12. The...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 33-year old man from Mapusaga Fou wanted for assaulting a man on Christmas eve last year is now in custody after he was arrested last month for another assault incident. During his arrest, police discovered illegal substances in his possession Kalifa Malaesaili made...
Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata next to American Samoa pillar
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata is leading an effort by Members of Congress to request that the Secretary of the Navy name commissioned U.S. Navy vessels after U.S. Territories and military heroes from the territories. The letter, authored by Congresswoman Uifa’atali, was joined...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of assaulting his girlfriend and later threatening his sister and her boyfriend with a machete is now in custody after he was arrested two weeks ago. The defendant, Tiaoalii Tili made his initial appearance in Court two weeks ago. He is charged with two...
Lt. Gov. Talauega Eleasalo V. Ale
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Through word of mouth, social media and advertisements, some restaurants have started in-door dining and that has prompted questions from the community since last week as to whether these dine-in places of business are allowed by the COVID-19 Task Force. Others are...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man was arrested two weeks ago on the allegation that he assaulted his wife. A man has made his initial appearance in Court and is facing a single count of 2nd-degree assault involving domestic violence, a class D felony, punishable by a term of imprisonment of up to...

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