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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — One of the conditions for Salema Ifopo’s 5-year probation is to seek and secure gainful employment. Ifopo was released from the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) last week after the court decided that the 13 months he served in custody while awaiting the outcome of...
Faleolo Airport
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's National Emergency Operations Committee has approved flights from Samoa to American Samoa starting today. However the flights will only bring travellers from Samoa to the territory, and return to Samoa empty. This is until the Covid 19 strain for the three confirmed...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 45-year-old man from Pago Pago who was convicted of driving with a permanently suspended license is going to jail. Atalino Fale, who has been in custody since his arrest, unable to post a $5,000 bond, appeared in court last week where he was sentenced to 20 months at...
Cong. Uifaatali Amata at her standup desk
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata has cosponsored a bipartisan bill that would lead to several million in funding for American Samoa’s wildlife preservation efforts, the Recovering America's Wildlife Act (RAWA), H.R.2773. Congresswoman Amata also cosponsored two earlier versions of...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man with two prior convictions over a decade ago is back in court again on a new allegation that he stole his ex-wife's vehicle. When pulled over by patrol officers last month, the suspect, Malaki Tamati told officers the vehicle belonged to him not his girlfriend. He...
Little girl in her White Sunday finery
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Local businesses — especially clothing shops and grocery stores — are hoping for an uptick in customers this White Sunday, shopping for White Sunday outfits for the children and food for the Sunday feast.  (See today’s Samoa News edition for businesses advertising their...
Shipping container in the scanner at Pago Pago harbor
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — One of the issues discussed during a special meeting of lawmakers on Monday this week is the high cost of goods, as lawmakers voiced concerns over the significant increases — from food to building materials. In response, the Fono named a special committee to take up the...
Port of Pago Pago building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Port Administration Department main building at the Port of Pago Pago has been condemned by the Health Department (DoH) and will be demolished as tenants have already been informed that they need to move out, and the Department’s main office is relocating as of next...
Some of the senior members of the COVID-19 Task Force
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With the three imported positive COVID-19 cases on two flights from Honolulu, the Health Department’s director has made the decision to look at moving up the last COVID-19 test to 24-hours prior to boarding a flight to the territory, says ASG Medicaid Office director...
Fono joint session
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — One of the issues discussed during a special meeting of lawmakers on Monday this week is the high cost of goods, as lawmakers voiced concerns over the significant increases — from food to building materials. In response, the Fono named a special committee to take up the...

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