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Utulei Beach Fale
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 41-year old man convicted of assaulting a man at the Utulei Beach while intoxicated in February of this year was ordered by court not to set foot at that beach during the period of his 12-month probation. Wesley Anapu was initially charged with 3rd degree assault,...
Amata during a zoom committee meeting
Washington, D.C. — Wednesday, Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata welcomed the announcement of over $685,000 in federal funds for American Samoa’s efforts to combat violence against women. These federal funds are from two grant programs administered by the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) of the...
Two seawalls
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Seen in these two photos are (right) the carapace wall in Sailele, built by McConnell Dowell over 15 years ago and (left) the latest endeavor by the Department of Public Works to protect the coastal shoreline in Lauli’i, which seems to be just a ‘quick’ fix with no long...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In a statement yesterday, ASG Deputy Treasury, Levi Reese, confirmed the release date this month of the first payment for the Advance Child Tax Credit or the Advance CTC, funded through the federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. According to the statement, more than $...
Sen. Magalei Logovi’i
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Senate yesterday rejected in second reading the House version of an Administration bill, which seeks to amend local law by removing the requirement that the Territorial Auditor — who heads the ASG independent Territorial Audit Office — shall be a certified public...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — An effort to renew immigration documents for two men from Samoa convicted of crimes in the territory has failed. The Immigration Board has denied the application of transfer of sponsorship for inmate, Alofa Filipo, while the family of another inmate, Sauipuapuaga Lemusu...
Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata is providing an update on a development in Congress as part of the major budget reconciliation bill that would give new tax credit to businesses in American Samoa. If passed into law, the measure would allow deduction of 20 percent of wages and...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young man was arrested by police last month after he allegedly entered a family home at night without permission. Kalap Akeli made his initial appearance in court last month. He is charged with one count of unlawful possession of methamphetamine (meth), a felony, along...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Acting Gov. Talauega Eleasalo V. Ale has signed into law the government’s more than $500 million budget for fiscal year 2022, while the Fono has given the final endorsement to an Administration bill adopting into local statute the federal Advance Child Tax Credit — which...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of burglarizing a home in Nu’uuli last year has been arrested and is now in custody, with bail set at $25,000. When police apprehended Melipa Taulele, they allegedly found an illegal substance in his bag. Taulele, who was convicted for receiving stolen...

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