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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — From the Director of Education Dr. Samasoni Asaeli, ALL PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED today for safety and security reasons. This is due to the severe changes in the weather. All school Administrators and staff (teachers) please contact your respective schools for more...
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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs is pleased to provide this reminder that fiscal year 2021 grant applications will continue to be accepted for the Technical Assistance Program (TAP), the Maintenance Assistance Program (MAP), and the Coral Reef and Natural...
Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata
  Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata announced her roles in the Natural Resources Committee for the 117th Congress. In a new role, she is Vice Ranking Member for Insular Affairs, which applies to the full Committee when the proceeding is focused on Insular issues....
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who failed to comply with conditions of his 5-year probation has been given another chance. Probationer Tasi Sootaga was arrested in December of last year after he tested positive for Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), an active compound in the controlled substance...
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Washington, D.C. — Friday, Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata sent a letter to Senate Natural Resources Committee Chairman Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Ranking Senator Dr. John Barrasso (R-Wyoming), identifying needs and priorities for American Samoa in the major coronavirus and economic relief legislation,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Religious services are exempted under the public gathering ban between 12 midnight and 5a.m, while the use of face masks and social distancing “is encouraged”, people “must wear masks” at locations where the use of a mask is required. This according to Gov. Lemanu Peleti...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Deion White has been charged with robbery and assault after an alleged incident in a sewing shop in Nuuuli in January 2021. White is charged with one count of 1st degree robbery, a class A felony, punishable by imprisonment of not less than ten years and not to exceed 30...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 29-year-old man convicted of stealing was released from custody last week, after the High Court determined that the 15 months he served at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) to await sentencing was enough. Pule Unasa, under a plea agreement with the government...
Speaker of the House, Savali Talavou Ale
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Speaker of the House, Savali Talavou Ale said that if the law specifies what to do then that is what should be followed. This was Savali’s response to the Vice Speaker of the House’s question about the newly appointed members of some boards and commissions and one...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Through a Feb. 8th executive order, Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga amended provisions of the 2011 executive order, made by then-Gov. Togiola T.A. Tulafono that established the American Samoa Shipyard Services Authority. The amended order, which is also...

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