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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Vinitala Leulumoega was arrested during a public disturbance incident in Vaitogi last month and later charged for violating local drug laws after police discovered illegal drugs in his possession. During the interview, investigators became aware of a warrant for his...
School Lunches distributed during virtual leaning
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A look at the sample of the meal package from the school lunch program distributed at the Fagaima Methodist Church Hall on Monday morning for older students (left) and younger students (right), who are attending classes through virtual learning — for either public or...
Nikkie White
Manchester, N.H. — Nikkie White of American Samoa has been named to Southern New Hampshire University’s Winter 2022 President's List. Full-time undergraduate students who have earned a minimum grade-point average of 3.700 and above are named to the President's List. Full-time status is achieved by...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man arrested for assaulting his wife is now charged with unlawful possession of illegal drugs after police found meth in his possession. The defendant, a 41-year-old taxi driver appeared in court last month for his initial appearance where he informed the court that he...
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Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata is honoring all our Service Members from American Samoa for National Armed Forces Day (May 21) and National Military Appreciation Month.  “In honor of Armed Forces Day and National Military Appreciation Month, we send our profound gratitude to each...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In a statement yesterday, American Samoa Medicaid State Agency — the ASG Medicaid Office — announced yesterday that a special Medicaid charter flight operated by Hawaiian Airlines is scheduled for May 30 to meet the needs of patient referrals as well as medical staff...
Lt. Gov. Talauega Eleasalo V. Ale
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Restaurants approved by the COVID-19 Task Force to provide dine-in service, are also required to submit a plan for approval if they are going to also serve alcoholic beverages inside their place of business, as the government does not want restaurants licensed to serve...
Dr. Akapusi Ledua
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Lt. Gov. Talauega Eleasalo Ale said the government is committed  to addressing the alarming obesity rate among young people, under 50-years old as reported in the LBJ Medical Center’s Preliminary COVID-19 Mortality Analysis. Talauega gave the comments at last week’s...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Police arrested a man from Tafuna on the allegation that he unlawfully entered a home in Happy Valley and stole items from inside. Taulagi Tufugalele appeared in Court last month for his initial appearance. Tufugalele, who was convicted for receiving stolen property in...
Dr. Elizabeth Lauvao
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With weekly flights between Honolulu and Pago Pago starting in June, the COVID-19 Task Force and the Health Department will reduce COVID testing prior to departing for American Samoa to only one —  but it has mandated for travelers 12 years and older to get the booster...

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