Ads by Google Ads by Google

Local News

Federal Courthouse Washington, D.C.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The federal judge presiding over local resident Steven Jay Pincus Hueter’s lawsuit against current and former American Samoa Government officials at the federal court in Washington D.C. has allowed Hueter to proceed with a third amended complaint, which includes the US...
Court Report banner
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man was arrested by police two months ago after allegations arose that he sexually assaulted his 15-year-old niece, both of whom live in the same house. The victim, along with a relative made the report to police after the alleged incident took place. Samoa News is...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of assaulting his wife appeared in District Court two weeks ago. He is charged with third degree assault and private peace disturbance. The government alleges that around 6:30 p.m on a Saturday night in Iliili, a woman called police regarding her sister,...
Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With no resident doctor in Manu’a, which also faces a shortage of nurses, Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga has instructed Health director Motusa Tuileama Nua and LBJ Medical Center chief executive officer Faumuina John Faumuina to look into this serious matter...
First Lady, Ella Pelefoti Mauga (left) and Mrs. Marian McGuire Ale (right)
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa suicide and mental health “988 Helpline” was officially launched last Friday morning, where First Lady, Ella Pelefoti Mauga, who delivered special remarks, encouraged the community to, among other things, “seek out ways we can help each other and fight...
Marine and Wildlife Resources director, Taotasi Archie Soliai
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “In observance of Flag Day [2021], all public schools will be closed on Friday, April 16,” declared Gov. Lemanu Peleti Sialega Mauga in his Holiday-Flay Day 2021 memorandum issued last Friday. He said all ASG employees shall report to their offices and/or respective...
Court Report banner
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of assaulting his wife and threatening to kill her with a knife was arrested by police and charged with assault involving domestic violence. However, when the defendant was apprehended, cops discovered illegal drugs in his possession. (Samoa News has chosen...
Chairman Grijalva speaks in a remote hearing
Washington, D.C— Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata has urged an expansion of access to federal programs in U.S. Territories as part of a bipartisan effort in which Natural Resources Committee Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and the five territorial Members of Congress wrote to Acting Director of the...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man allegedly found with two small stamped size baggies containing methamphetamine (meth) in his vehicle when police pulled him over for a traffic violation last year has finally been arrested and charged. According to the government’s case, on Jan. 25, 2020 cops...
Health director Motusa Tuileama Nua speaking at cabinet meeting
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Speaking at last Thursday’s cabinet meeting, Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga says the $8 million budget for the American Samoa government’s repatriation program is running low, and efforts are being made to secure additional funding to ensure that all stranded...

Pages