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Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata welcomed the announcement $344,292 in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), and congratulated the American Samoa Criminal Justice Planning Agency. “Like this past week’s grants to help prevent domestic violence, this grant to...
eSIM graphic and Bluesky logo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Recognizing the importance of a swift and hassle free transition into the digital world and being environmentally conscientious, Bluesky is proud to announce the launch of American Samoa’s first digital eSIM activation service. This advanced mobile telecom service allows...
Retirement officials
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Before lawmakers officially closed the Second Regular Session of the 37th Legislature last Friday the House approved the day before, two Senate bills, which seek to amend local laws pertaining to the ASG Employees Retirement Fund (ASGERF). CONTRIBUTION RATE This bill,...
A large screen displayed information on the local resident who tested positive for COVID-19
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The local resident, who was a passenger on the Sept. 13th flight from Honolulu and tested positive of COVID-19, is in isolation for two weeks, while all ASG employees who worked that flight are in quarantine, as the government monitors the situation, with commercial...
Lt. Gov. Talauega Eleasalo V. Ale
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — While he has vetoed a House bill amending current laws on pay scale for Education Department personnel, Lt. Gov. Talauega Eleasalo V. Ale — on behalf of the governor — emphasized to Fono leaders that the pay hikes for ASDOE teachers remain in effect as of July 1st based...
Chief Justice F. Michael Kruse
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The hearing scheduled for last Friday on the issue of how inmates serving time inside at the Territorial Correction Facility (TCF) are able to access illegal substances has been continued after the court was informed that the warden was unable to attend the hearing....
Samana Semo Ve’ave’a (left) and Lt. Gov. Talauega Eleasalo Ale (right)
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — During a news conference last Friday morning, COVID-19 Task Force chairman, Lt. Gov. Talauega Eleasalo V. Ale confirmed that he made the decision to suspend, until further notice, inter-Samoa flights after a local resident, who arrived on the Sept. 13th flight from...
Turkey tails
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The price of turkey tails is among the eleven food commodities, which contributed to the increase in the Basic Food Index (BFI) in August, according to the BFI report released by the Commerce Department’s Statistical Division. This is the third consecutive month with the...
U.S. Capitol building
Washington, D.C. — Imagine a health care system that serves over 3.5 million U.S. citizens (more than the state of Utah) facing up to an 85 percent cut to its federal funding allocation every few years. This is the case for the five U.S. territories — American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 35-year-old man was picked up pursuant to an arrest warrant from the court on the allegation that he unlawfully entered a store in the Tafuna area and stole several items. The government filed two separate cases against Fonofaavae Amoni when he made his initial...

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