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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A passenger of a vehicle convicted for unlawful possession of methamphetamine  (meth) was sentenced to a term of probation. As a condition of his probation, Alesana Taulamago was ordered to depart the territory and remain outside of its borders for the period of his...
Statement from Japan's ambassador to Samoa & the UNICEF Pacific rep
Apia, SAMOA — Anticipating the arrival of the first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines, the Government of Japan this past week announced a humanitarian grant of US$140,000 (more than $300,000 tala) to support the Samoa’s efficient deployment of COVID-19 vaccines. The National Emergency Operation Center...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 25-year-old man who 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 including electronics’ accessories; two speakers; a laptop and several power tools is now...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — For passengers traveling on the April 15th repatriation flight, please find the following flight information and times: FLIGHT NUMBERS HA927: inbound flight (HNL-PPG) HA928: outbound flight (PPG-HNL) FLIGHT TIMES ETD from Honolulu: 8:00AM ETA to Pago: 12:50PM ETD from...
Actor Timothy Watkins carries a cross
 Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Christians around the world, including those in American Samoa, commemorate Good Friday today, as the day when Jesus Christ was crucified and died on the cross at Calvary to save the world — it is a day of mourning for Christians. It was already Good Friday, Apr. 2nd,...
ASG Treasurer Malemo Tausaga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — ASG Treasurer Malemo Tausaga, in a brief statement yesterday afternoon, announced that the sixth batch of tax refunds — more than $750,00 — is scheduled for release today, Thursday, Apr. 1st. And it’s not an April Fool’s joke. “Remainder of taxpayers who filed on Feb. 2...
Amata with Capitol building in the background
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata has introduced a bill in the 117th Congress that would enable any U.S. National who wishes to do so to convert to U.S. citizenship through a simplified procedure with the office of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).  The House bill,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Chief Justice Michael Kruse has issued subpoenas for the TCF Warden and the Watch Commander who was on duty on Feb. 17, 2021, to appear in court on Apr. 23 to provide more information regarding the issue where an inmate tested positive for methamphetamine (meth) while...
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Washington, D.C. — The Biden administration has announced measures to respond to rising anti-Asian violence in the United States. The measures also aim to advance safety, inclusion, and belonging for all Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities. They include about 50-...
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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs has announced that proposals are now being accepted for the Energizing Insular Communities (EIC) program funding for fiscal year (FY) 2021. The total funding available to the territories is $8.5 million. Those eligible to...

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