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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Two men were arrested and charged for unlawful possession of illegal drugs when police pulled over their vehicle in Iliili for broken plate lights. According to the government’s case, detectives of the DPS Vice and Narcotics Unit were notified about illegal drugs...
Education director Dr. Ruth Matagi-Tofiga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Alataua II Elementary School is expected to reopen today, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, with students returning to their campus after it being closed due to flooding and mudslides. Students were attending school at Leone Midkiff Elementary School. Education director Dr. Ruth...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — When the Fono convened Monday this week, for an additional 15-days special session called by the governor, a new administration appropriations bill was introduced in both chambers. The bill provides consolidated appropriations and temporary funding to continue government...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 39-year-old woman from Pago Pago was arrested this past weekend and accused of allegedly failing to provide necessary supervision for her 3-year-old daughter whom she left under a breadfruit tree by the side of the road, by herself. Senara Feala made her initial...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Two men arrested after police officers executed two search warrants last month are now charged with violating local drug laws. One man was arrested when police executed the search warrant on a vehicle and a home in Taputimu, while a second search warrant was executed on...
A Talofa Airways plane on the tarmac at Pago Pago Int'l Airport
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Samoa-based Talofa Airways will be joining the Samoa government-owned Samoa Airways in providing American Samoa’s domestic flights to and from Manu’a, following approval yesterday by the US Department of Transportation (DOT) of Talofa Airways’ application. The airline,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young male passenger in a vehicle, who was arrested and later convicted for violating local drug laws, was released from custody last week after the High Court decided to allow him to seek employment to provide for his family and pay his fines. John Tagai Jr, who was...
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Washington, D.C. — Monday, October 19, 2020 — Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed the announcement by the Social Security Administration that an increase in benefits of 1.3 percent will start in January for those receiving Social Security.  “A few dollars of improvement can mean a lot to anyone who...
PHOTOS OF Sudhir Ispahani and Mike Baukes
Pago Page, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Territorial Broadband Strategy Working Group invites you to the 3rd TALA-TEK on Creating a Digital Economy via Zoom! Hear from experts Sudhir Ispahani and Mike Baukes on entrepreneurial ecosystems required to support a digital economy and key...
 Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has signed into law the bill that allows eligible electors to vote overseas through absentee ballots for the Nov. 3rd general election. In particular, the legislation amends current election laws allowing to vote American Samoa active electors...

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