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Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga and Lt. Gov. Talauega Eleasalo Ale
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Tobacco taxes will increase soon after Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga signed into law legislation, which increase the excise tax by 3 cents, and the measure also repeals the 2% wage tax, which is paid by all wage earners in American Samoa. The governor signed...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The quarantine period for passengers coming on the 3rd repatriation flight on Wednesday, April 15, 2021 will only be 7 days at the Tradewinds Hotel, nearly halving the number of quarantine days in American Samoa. This along with positive news from Hawaiian Airlines and...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — StarKist Samoa is taking a break for planned maintenance, with the last day of production on Thursday, Apr. 15th, and resuming next week Tuesday, Apr. 20th, while the cannery is slowly hiring new workers, primarily fish cleaners. Samoa News received information early...
ASG Communications Officer, Fiafia Sunia
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Lemanu/Talauega Administration’s plan to raise the lower level salaries from $12,000 up to $15,000 to $16,000 also includes raising each salary level until the increases reach the director level, according to Communications Officer, Fiafia Sunia, with the Governor’s...
Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With a lot of federal money pouring in for American Samoa and sitting in the bank not used, Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga urged cabinet directors to move forward on projects for which these funds are allocated, instead of delaying them. Lemanu told directors...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In a media release late yesterday afternoon, the Governor’s Office announced there has been a slight change of plans for Friday's events following the Flag Raising Ceremony at the Fagatogo Pavilion, Malaeoletalu, on Friday April 16th, 2021. “There will be no BBQ at...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man with a stealing conviction told police after he was arrested last month for allegedly breaking into two homes in Tafeta that the items he stole were given out to his friends while other items were sold to get drugs from a place in Vaitogi. When police arrested the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Families and friends of the two Filipino men killed in a tragic accident last Saturday describe the two men as loving fathers and hard working men for their families. The accident occurred Saturday on the main dock and ended the lives of two men, employees of local...
(left to right) Ms. Jean Paula Eseo, Mr. Paul Hans Leban, Ms. Precious Tavete and Ms. Merenita Setu.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Community College (ASCC) counts among its student body a number of individuals born outside of American Samoa or elsewhere in the United States. The majority of these students come from the Independent State of Samoa, but ASCC also serves young men and...
Governor’s Chief of Staff, Tuimavave Tauapai Laupola
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “I just want to make it clear that centralizing information from each department is to keep the Office of the Governor informed about the happenings in each department and that departments are encouraged to keep the media updated at their own discretion,” says Fiafia...

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