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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...
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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...
Students during a clean up project along the Pala Lagoon shoreline in Lions Park
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata on Tuesday welcomed a 2020 National Coastal Resilience Fund (NCRF) grant that is directed to shoreline erosion improvement at Lions Park, Tutuila. The grant is for project final design and permitting in the effort to create a living shoreline along Lions...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa State Education Agency (SEA), which is the ASG Education Department (ASDOE), has requested a federal agency for a “waiver to restore” more than $600,000 originally committed to American Samoa for fiscal year 2017. The Nov. 10th “Letter of Waiver...
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Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata on Tuesday welcomed House passage of a bipartisan effort she has supported, the National Sea Grant College Amendments Program Act of 2020, S. 910, often called the Sea Grant Reauthorization Bill. Congresswoman Amata cosponsored the House version of the...
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Seattle, WASHINGTON — The defense team for an American Samoa woman accused of fraud and theft claims that the defendant’s crimes were “borne out poverty, loss of financial control and a pathological desire to please,” according to the defense sentencing statement filed with the federal court in...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The US National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has issued a temporary rule  implementing an interim catch limit (ICL) of 13,000 pounds of American Samoa bottomfish for fishing years 2020 and 2021 - from Nov. 16, 2020 to May 17, 2021. “These interim management measures...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 42-year-old man accused of assaulting another man in Aua last month is scheduled to appear in Court this Thursday for a Status Hearing. The government’s attorney informed the court three weeks ago that there is a possibility additional charges would be filed against...
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Honolulu, HAWAII — The 184th meeting of the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council will convene December 2-4, 2020, by web conference (Webex) with host site for American Samoa at the Tedi of Samoa Building Suite 208B BOTTOMFISH CATCH LIMIT AND ACCOUNTABILITY MEASURES The Council will...

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