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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A family quarrel which evolved into an alleged public peace disturbance in Mapusaga between an uncle and his niece’s husband last month has landed the two men in police custody. While both are being charged for PPD, separately, each also have serious additional charges...
Application for unemployment benefits
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) Office, which is under the ASG Human Resources Department has begun accepting new applications for unemployment benefits and assistance, from individuals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. In a statement last week...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man was apprehended by police after he allegedly tried to damage the door of a vehicle parked on the side of the road last month. During his arrest, cops discovered a glass pipe containing methamphetamine (meth) inside his pocket. Faalogo Arona made his initial...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 42-year-old man who is on probation for 12 months was arrested last month on the allegation that he assaulted his neighbor while he was intoxicated. Viliamu Ioane made his initial appearance two weeks ago. He is charged with 3rd degree assault, trespass, resisting...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Just over half of American Samoa's population have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The government said about 37 percent of people completed their dual shots as of 22 March. American Samoans aged over 51 years and who were at a high risk of serious and/...
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New York, NEW YORK —  Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") has completed a periodic review of the ratings of American Samoa (Territory of) and other ratings that are associated with the same analytical unit. The review was conducted through a portfolio review discussion held on 24 March 2021 in...
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A press release published by Samoa News last Friday shows the written statement that Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga presented to a US House committee and mentioned a proposed $15 per hour federal minimum wage hike. The governor suggested that a special industry committee be establish for...
A dry-litter piggery
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Director for the Department of Agriculture (DoA), Solialealofiotagaloa Iosua Tasi Mutini is planning to present a proposal to Gov. Lemanu P. S Mauga to advise him on the need to build a slaughterhouse for pig farmers in the territory. This was revealed by...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man from Ofu, Manu’a is now in custody after being arrested and charged for burning down his own home in Ofu while his daughter was inside the house. The man, Faleolosega Fetu appeared in District Court last week. He is charged with a single count of arson in the first...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga, in a letter to other territorial governors is seeking their support for American Samoa’s stance on self-determination, which — according to opponents of the suit — is currently threatened by the US citizenship federal lawsuit,...

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