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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In very brief notice send out yesterday morning, Friday, Apr. 30th, the ASG Treasury Department announced tax refund checks been released today. According to the statement, Friday’s tax refund checks are those who filed between Feb. 18 and Feb. 23. It also says that 806...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The driver of a vehicle that ran off the road and crashed into a house in Nu’uuli, killing a 2-year-old girl and injuring two others was later arrested after she fled the scene and she’s now facing several charges. The driver, Xiujn Chen, who is the defendant is this...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 40-year-old man convicted of assaulting his wife while he was extremely intoxicated told the court that she was the one who started the fight, which landed him a 3-night stay at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF). The defendant was initially charged with...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Through an Apr. 27th memorandum, Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga appointed six members of the ASG Survey Board, saying that all departments and agencies of the American Samoa Government shall support the Survey Board in carrying out its investigations, duties...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Palesoo Tevaga, a probationer convicted of public peace disturbance, has been sentenced to 10 days in jail. “This is how things work out in this courtroom,” the court said. “Once you violate a condition of your probation, we’re no longer talking about counseling; we’re...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — ASG Treasury Department, through an Apr. 26th “Economic Impact Payment (EIP) Information” document, provided additional information on the release of the third EIP — or stimulus checks — of $1,400 for qualified tax payers. It confirms that the distributions will be made...
Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata
Washington, D.C. — Last night, Wed, April 28, Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata attended President Biden’s first speech to Congress at the U.S. Capitol, marking 100 days of the administration this week, though attendance was limited due to COVID-19 precautions. She released the following statement: “I...
 Lt Governor Talauega  Eleasalo Ale
Pago Pago, AMRICAN SAMOA — Lt Governor Talauega  Eleasalo Ale gave the COVID Task Force an outlook on its repatriation operations, which will cease in a few months’ time as leaders look to opening up the borders under strict guidelines in order to continue to keep American Samoa COVID free.  At the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man was arrested by police pursuant to an arrest warrant on the allegation that he attempted to rape a 16-year-old girl at the her residence in Amaluia. The man, Tovi’o Ah Sam made his initial appearance in District Court last week. According to the government’s case,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — US District Court Chief Judge Frances M. Tydingco-Gatewood with the federal court in Guam this week gave preliminary approval to a proposed class action settlement over a lawsuit brought by three American Samoa residents against ANZ Guam Inc. and its local operation, ANZ...

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