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ASG Coronavirus Task Force
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — ASG Coronavirus Task Force chairman Iulogologo Joseph Pereira said that any request by Samoa for re-opening of air and ocean passenger service between the two Samoas has “not been filtered down to the task force.” Iulogologo was responding to Samoa News’ request for...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 45-year-old man from Vaitogi is now in custody on the allegation that he dragged his girlfriend inside a vehicle and assaulted her, in July of 2019. Faamanu Ualesi, the defendant in this case, was arrested when he became involved in a Public Peace Disturbance (PPD). It...
Road work at Mesepa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The almost completed road project at Mesepa — funded with local money under the Small Village Fund, which is included under the Governor’s Special Program, is designed to solve the water run off problem in the area. “This road is literally not possible to drive through...
The Feleti Barstow Public Library (FBPL)
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Feleti Barstow Public Library (FBPL)  is “closed until further notice due to unforeseen building maintenance issues,” Territorial Librarian Justin H. Maga said in a brief statement on Tuesday. “We hope to have this issue resolved soon. We apologize for any...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Through a memo issued Tuesday this week, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga told cabinet members that overtime is suspended unless there are emergencies requiring overtime, and overtime is allowed only if it’s pre-approved. Under the administration’s long-standing policy, all...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man was arrested last month after he allegedly stabbed another man with a kitchen knife during a drinking session at Utulei Beach. Several police officers responded to a call from Utulei Beach regarding an alleged incident where a man was injured after he was stabbed...
The container vessel, Fesco Askold
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The container vessel, Fesco Askold, with three of its 17 crew members who tested positive for COVID-19, sailed out of the Pago Pago Harbor around 10:30a.m yesterday, enroute back to the US with cargo loaded from American Samoa. The vessel, which arrived from Samoa on Nov...
Governor-elect, Lt. Gov. Lemanu Palepoi Sialega Mauga and Lt. governor-elect, Talauega Eleasalo Va’alele Ale (left) in a file photo waving
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A transition plan is in place for governor-elect, Lt. Gov. Lemanu Palepoi Sialega Mauga and lieutenant governor-elect, Talauega Eleasalo Va’alele Ale, as the future administration plans to meet in the coming days with Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga. The stated mission for the...
Sen. Tuaolo M. Fruean and wife Fiapaipai
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Senator Tuaolo Vaivao Manaia Fruean will return as senator for the Ma’oputasi District when the new Legislature is sworn in next year, after the Pago Pago village council of chiefs unanimously selected him during a village meeting held at Mauga’s guesthouse last Saturday...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of violating local drug laws was arrested and made his initial appearance in court two weeks ago. THE CASE On Nov. 3, 2020 around 2p.m, DPS Vice and Narcotics unit received information from the TPS regarding a glass pipe containing white crystalline...

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