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WASHINGTON – The United States (U.S.) Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs is pleased to announce that the applications for fiscal year 2022 funding under the Technical Assistance Program can now be submitted to Grants.Gov. This funding is made available to support the U.S....
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “The private sector is opposed to the 3-day [ASG] Stand Down and its accompanying restricted movement order” for the government’s planned mass COVID-19 vaccination, declared American Samoa Chamber of Commerce chairwoman, Luisa Kuaea in a Nov. 11th letter to COVID-19 Task...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — One of the co-defendants in a case where police raided two homes in Pago Pago in 2018 and allegedly found illegal drugs has opted for a jury trial. Sio Godinet Jr, who is still in custody unable to post a $50,000 bond after being re-arrested by police in July of 2018...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — One of the co-defendants in a 2016 case where the windshield of a vehicle was damaged as well as a window of McDonald’s restaurant is now in custody after being arrested last week. Futiga Fata made his initial appearance in District Court last week. He is charged with...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council announces the following public meetings on fisheries management in offshore waters of American Samoa (AS). Unless otherwise noted, the meetings will be held by web conference. Host sites are subject to local and...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Privately owned, Samoa-based Talofa Airways has requested the U.S Department of Transportation (USDOT) for renewal of its exemption from federal law to continue operating both scheduled and charter flights, as well as all cargo air transport between Samoa and the U.S. —...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man arrested during a traffic stop last month is now facing felony charges for violating local drug laws. Thirty-six year old, Sio Williams appeared in court last month for his initial appearance. He is charged with one count of unlawful possession of methamphetamine (...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Senate President Tuaolo Manaia Fruean, along with Church Elders O. Vince Haleck, K. Brett Nattress and Fa’apito Auapaau, and House Vice Speaker Fetu Fetui Jr., met together last Friday at the Senate. Tuaolo had called the gathering for the presentation of a Senate...
COVID-19 vaccine viles
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With a shipment of COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 years old now on island, the Health Department (DoH) is launching this week for two-days a week, vaccination for this age group, as the government pushes a for vaccination rate of 90% or higher for the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young man convicted of burglarizing a home and stealing several items worth a total of $2,239 was released from custody last week after the court decided that the 272 days he served while awaiting the outcome of his case is quite enough for this matter. Tasilua Fue,...

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