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Some of the 116 Faga'itua High School 2021 grads
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — At the 53rd Faga’itua High School Commencement Exercise, 116 seniors for the Class of 2021 received their high school diplomas during the graduation ceremony at the school’s gym, yesterday morning. The graduates are seen in this photo standing at the start of the...
DPS Central Station with crosswalk in foreground
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The driver of a vehicle that struck a woman while crossing in the pedestrian crosswalk in front of the drive to the Fagatogo Central Police Station last Friday night was arrested and is now being charged. Benjamin Toa made his initial appearance before District Court...
Gov Lemanu and First Lady Ella with others on stage at Faga'itua graduation
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — On Thursday Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga delivered his special remarks at the Fagaitua High School graduation held at the Fagaitua High School gym.  The following ARE excerpts from the governor’s special remarks.  “This morning I was looking for the Eastern Star, and there...
SelectUSA Investment Summit logo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — U.S. Territories, including American Samoa, are being showcased at the 8th annual SelectUSA Investment Summit held virtually this week by the U.S. Department of Commerce Trade Office. A press release issued earlier this week by the local Dept. of Commerce announced...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of assaulting another man during a drinking session last week is now in custody after police allegedly found 2 small baggies containing illegal drugs and a glass pipe — also containing drugs — in his possession. Nikolao Faapo made his initial appearance in...
National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) logo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The US National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) proposes to require the use of electronic logbooks in Hawaii pelagic longline fisheries and on Class C and D vessels in the American Samoa pelagic longline fishery. “This proposed rule is intended to reduce human error,...
y McDonough upper left, Ranking Member Bost left side, other Members and chair
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata took part in a Tuesday hearing focused on next year’s budget for the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA), in which VA Secretary Denis McDonough testified. In his answer to Congresswoman Amata’s question, the Secretary testified on the reason the VA...
ASG Health director Motusa Tuileama Nua
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — An investigation by a Hawaii Health Department team found, among other things, that three staff members of the ASG Hawaii Office (ASG-HI) and ASG Health Department (AS-DOH) involved in the ASG repatriation program in Hawaii, had tested COVID-19 positive. The...
Some of the 233 graduating Warriors
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 233 graduating Warriors of Tafuna High School Class of 2021 held their graduation ceremony yesterday at the school gym, under theme “E Fa’aeaina Le Onosa’i — Perseverance Prevails. The graduating class included a special education Warrior — Alofaeleuma Faualo —...
Aerial view of main road in American Samoa
Washington, D.C. — Wednesday, Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata highlighted a proposed increase in highway funding for American Samoa that would implement a yearly boost in federal road-related funding of more than $6.8 million, taking it from the current $4.2 million to over $11 million. This would...

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