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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Defense attorney for Tolai Lafai — convicted for violating local drug laws — told the court during sentencing of his client last week, that there are facilities that can help people with a drug problem but the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) is not one of them....
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — An inmate who was held at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) for 226 days while awaiting an Order to Show Cause (OSC) hearing has been ordered to serve out the remainder of his 5-year probation sentence behind bars, for failing to comply with conditions of...
PORT OF PAGO PAGO
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Just over $40 million is allocated for three economic development projects for airport, seaport and inter-island transportation, funded with American Samoa’s share of the $479 million under the federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021, according to ASG’s ARPA...
Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata took part in Tuesday’s legislative hearing of the Natural Resources Committee’s Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States (SCIP), and has cosponsored legislation introduced by Congressman Kaiali’i Kahele: H.J. Res 55, the Prince Jonah...
Sen. Magalei Logovi’i
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Sen. Magalei Logovi’i was among lawmakers who were not pleased with the  Administration not providing a detailed financial report including funding source for the eight flights of the American Samoa Repatriation program from Honolulu between February and late July this...
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month wave
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Health director Motusa Tuileama Nua took part in the “wave” in Tafuna last Friday’s kicking off the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is designated the month of October. “Join us throughout the month to honor survivors, remember those lost to the disease, and...
FMHS building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A former teacher from Faasao Marist High School (FMHS) shown in a video posted on social medial allegedly assaulting a FMHS student several months ago is being charged with child abuse and assault. The defendant, Roy Ameperosa made his initial appearance before District...
American Samoa DIistrict Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A woman accused of forging her husband’s signature to cash their stimulus check is now in custody after she was arrested by police last month and charged. Maanaima Polesi made her initial appearance in District Court last month. She is charged with a single count of...
Senate chamber
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Senate and House will hold a joint hearing today following Fono concerns over the recent imported three COVID-19 positive cases and among the witnesses is Lt. Gov. Talauega Eleasalo Ale, who is also chair of the COVID-19 Task Force. The decision to hold a joint...
BLUESKY LOGO
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A federal judge in Honolulu has dismissed a multi million lawsuit, brought by three Alega residents, which targets only AST Telecom, d.b.a, Bluesky Communications along with the company’s current and former executives for alleged violations of US Federal Communications...

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