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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 39-year-old taxi driver who was convicted of receiving stolen goods has been sentenced to 5 years probation. Pasee Fuifatu was initially charged with one count of conspiracy to steal, a class C felony, punishable by imprisonment of up to 7 years, a fine of up to $5,000...
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Washington, D.C. —  Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata is commemorating Flag Day 2021: “Happy Flag Day to everyone in American Samoa! This holiday means so much to our people. On this day (April 17), our ancestors first raised the American flag in our islands. We celebrate being part of the United...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In proclaiming Apr. 16th, today, for the celebration of 2021 Flag Day Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga is calling on the government and the people of American Samoa to participate wholeheartedly in this year’s celebration. The proclamation, dated Apr. 14th,...
 (L-R) Eileen Iosefo-Ale, Petti Matila, Sabrina  Suluai-Mahuka, and Elizabeth Fano
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Last week Friday, April 9th, local environmental group Finafinau hosted an event entitled Meal with a Mentor at the Lee Auditorium. Generally, Meal with a Mentor is meant to be a catalyst for the community to take a more active role in guiding the youth. The goal is to...
Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In a memorandum issued yesterday afternoon, Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Mauga declared tomorrow, Apr. 16th a “Training Holiday”. All government offices and public schools will be closed and normal activities will be suspended. “ASG employees are encouraged to attend the...
Dr. Siitia Soliai-Lemusu, administrator of the Behavioral Health Services of the Health Department
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga, First Lady Ella Pelefoti Mauga, Lt. Gov. Talauega Eleasalo Ale and his wife, Marian McGuire Ale and other guests attended last Friday’s launching of the Suicide & Mental Health 9-8-8 Helpline call center, at its temporary...
Arts Council performers
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Council on Arts, Culture and Humanities (ASCACH) is hosting two nights of performances, starting tonight, at 5p.m at Veterans Memorial Stadium, which is also where the International Farm Fair opened yesterday morning and runs through Apr. 17th. Arts...
Apia, SAMOA — Double voting surfaced during the official count for Sagaga 2 constituency that started Tuesday and was put on hold as officials examined the double-voting issue. The Office said there were 39 instances of double voting. It is suspected that those people voted in last Friday's...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man arrested last month after he allegedly stabbed a man with a kitchen knife he had hidden in his back bag, he has also been charged for illegal drugs that police discovered in his possession. Asovale Tala’i made his initial appearance in court last month. He is...
Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga has vetoed a Senate bill approved by the Fono during the First Session of 37th Legislature that increases the contribution rate for both government and employee to the ASG Employees Retirement Fund (ASGERF). The governor’s veto...

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