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The graduating class of 2021 for Fa’asao Marist High School coming into the venue.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — One of the first schools to host their commencement ceremony for the closing of their school year was the Fa’asao Marist High School, who said their final farewell to 77 graduating Seniors on Saturday, June 5, 2021 at the Catholic Diocese of Samoa Hall in Fatu-O-Aiga....
Dr. Aifili Tufa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa COVID-19 Task Force is appealing to the public to get their COVID-19 shot to protect themselves from the coronavirus. Chairman of the Task Force Lt. Governor Talauega Eleasalo Ale stated during a press conference with members of the local media...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of private peace disturbance (PPD) and damaging his brother-in-law’s house entered into a plea agreement with the government last week in Court. Vinae Avei, who has been released on his own recognizance, was initially charged with PPD and second-degree...
A look at the area in Aua where oil contaminants were found in 2018
FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii — The Honolulu District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), working in collaboration with the American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency (AS-EPA), began the process of removing contaminated soil May 2 at the former Aua Fuel Farm in Aua Village, American Samoa. In...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — An overstayer from Samoa convicted of burglarizing a home in Mapusaga Fou and stealing items from the home is going to jail. Satini Opeta was ordered by the High Court to serve 28 months at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) as a condition of his 7 years...
Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata
Washington, D.C. — Tuesday, Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata released the following statement regarding the appellate decision on the citizenship case: “Thank you first of all to the judges for their considered opinion that respected the people of American Samoa and the Samoan Way. Thank you to Mike...
10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver CA
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In a majority ruling, the US Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday reversed a lower court’s decision, that “Persons born in American Samoa are citizens of the United States by virtue of the Citizenship Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.” However, a dissenting judge...
Some members of the COVID-19 task force
Members of the American Samoa COVID-19 Task Force during yesterday’s press conference to update the community on the status of the COVID-19 shots and the upcoming repatriation flights for June and July. Read details elsewhere on the website today. [photo by AF]
Police car
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of punching the female cashier in a store in the Tafuna area and then taking off with $700 cash three months ago was arrested by police last month pursuant to an arrest warrant from the court. During his apprehension, cops discovered a glass pipe containing...
BLUESKY LOGO
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — AST Telecom LLC, d/b/a Bluesky Communications along with the company’s current and former executives have strongly opposed the latest request by four Alega village residents, filed at the federal court in Honolulu — a second motion for a temporary restraining order (TRO...

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