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Health director Motusa Tuileama Nua
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Speaking at Sunday’s government COVID-19 Task Force meeting, Health director Motusa Tuileama Nua says a three-month immunization campaign is underway for all students —  at both public and private schools — to receive their required vaccinations. Motusa says DoH wasn’t...
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Pago Pago, AMERICA SAMOA — A 38-year-old man who was accused of touching a woman’s breast in a sexual manner has admitted the charge against him. Romeo Levi was initially charged with attempted rape and 1st degree sexual abuse, both class C felonies, punishable by a jail term of not more than 7...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Two men who were arrested and charged for violating local drug laws entered into a plea agreement with the government. Sailo Salote, 22 and Solo Ilalio, 24, appeared in court last week for a Change of Plea hearing. Both were represented by Assistant Public Defender Rob...
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WASHINGTON —The  U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs’ (OIA) Maintenance Assistance Program (MAP) supports the U.S. territories of American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. New MAP funding will also support the freely...
Fanene Edda Wyberski and Mitzie Jessop Taase
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Vice Speaker of the House, Fetu Fetui Jr has strongly advised the American Samoa Attorney General conduct an immediate investigation within the Immigration Office due to strong allegations that many Chinese people have been given permanent IDs but have only lived in the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 7% increase in local revenue proposed under the government’s fiscal year 2021 budget, is the result of improved collections and the “huge influx” of federal coronavirus stimulus funds, according Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga in his cover letter to Fono leaders. The...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young woman who tested positive for methamphetamine while on probation was given one more chance by the High Court to prove herself and show she can change her life and become a productive member of the community. Julie Uiese, who has been in custody since she was...
ASTCA headquarters in Tafuna
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — At the end of fiscal year 2019, the American Samoa TeleCommunications Authority’s “total net position” decreased to $6.08 million compared to $8.56 million at the close of FY 2018, according to the government owned telecom FY 2019 independent financial audit by Oregon-...
Senate President Gaoteote Palaie Tofau
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Senate is preparing legislation to allow people stranded overseas by Covid-19 to vote in the November 3rd poll. The bill states that with less then 3 months until the general election for governor and lieutenant governor, the House of Representatives...
Dr. Kathleen Riley with her patient, a large bown and white dog named ‘KAMA’
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “Your veterinary clinic is in crisis,” wrote Dr. Kathleen Riley, in a Sept. 2nd email to Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga, who was told that the island of Tutuila is experiencing an outbreak of leptospirosis.” Dr. Riley — a veterinarian currently licensed in three US states,...

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