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Ryan Tuato’o and Junior Sisifo Lauvao
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Residents of Vaifanua District have been faced with the problem of not being able to drink the water supplied by ASPA for more than 30 years. This was revealed by Vaifanua Senator Satele Aliitai Lili’o during a hearing of the Senate ASPA Power & Water Committee...
CENSUS BUREAU
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Agricultural Census for 2023 is underway in American Samoa and enumerators are now visiting selected farmers and households for the survey. For the purposes of the Agricultural Census, a farm is defined as a household producing agricultural products for sale and/ or...
deep sea nodule field
Wellington, NEW ZEALAND — New Zealand's Foreign Minister Winston Peters says the Cook Islands should have the freedom to investigate deep sea mining before being criticized. Peters made the comment while in Rarotonga during his Pacific Mission last week. "The reality is you're talking about massive...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — As the US National Weather Service Pago Pago continues to monitor the active South Pacific Convergence Zone (SPCZ), expect a wet week with strong and gusty winds while the potential for a tropical system to develop within the area remains high.  A flash flood watch...
9th Circuit Court
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. citizens who live in a foreign country can vote in federal elections, but former Hawaii residents who live in Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands or American Samoa cannot. A lawsuit challenging this reality will be heard by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals this week...
styrafoam clamshell plate
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lemanu P.S. Mauga has signed the “Polystyrene Foam Container Ban” into law. The bill prohibits the import, sale and distribution of polystyrene foam containers in American Samoa and will take effect 60 days after the end of the current legislative session. According...
American Samoa District Court
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — On January 13, 2024, a man contacted the Fagatogo Police Station (FPS) to report that one of his co-workers, Junior Sootaga had allegedly assaulted him at their workplace in Fagatogo at the Harbor Maritime facility. The defendant was later arrested and charged with the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — At about midnight on January 10, 2024, a woman contacted the FPS regarding an alleged assault on her by her husband at their home in Amouli. The woman who was five months pregnant at the time, claimed to have been hit on the head with an electric fan by the defendant....
Lt. Gov. Talauega E.V. Ale
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A total of $872,500 in opioid settlement funds will soon be awarded to relevant ASG departments, non-profit organizations, or NGOs whose funding proposals aim to prevent the spread of drugs, enforce drug laws, and provide drug treatment services in the community. At its...
Gov. Lemanu P.S. Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — As an American Samoa delegation prepares to meet with several representatives of the Pacific Island Forum (PIF) Secretariat, the Lemanu- Talauega administration focuses on regional cooperation in addressing pressing issues. American Samoa has held Observer status at PIF...

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