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Hawaii longliners docked at Pier 22
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In light of the ongoing pandemic, the Hawaii Longline Association (HLA) have requested the US National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to delay the effective date of the landing requirement for large vessels in the American Samoa longline fishery program. In a July...
Flags at the EOB at half staff
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Today’s marks the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center in New Year City, the Pentagon in Washington D.C and the United Airlines flight, which was brought down in a field in Pennsylvania by the passengers themselves in order to prevent...
Dept. of Health logo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The ASG Emergency Operations Center in Tafuna has issued a reminder and important advisory for all outbound passengers traveling on Hawaiian Airlines’ flight on Monday, Sept. 13th — which is when commercial flights between Honolulu and Pago Pago resume. According to the...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 46-year-old stepfather from Samoa who is accused of sexually abusing his 13-year-old stepdaughter was arrested by police last month pursuant to an arrest warrant from the court. During his arrest, cops found drugs in his pocket. (Samoa News has decided to withhold the...
Senate chamber
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — An Administration appropriation bill, introduced in the Senate yesterday, seeks more than $200,000 from the ASG “Traffic Rehabilitation Account” for the purchase of vehicles and equipment to support traffic enforcement by the Department of Public Safety (DPS) Current law...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man from Samoa who entered into a plea agreement with the government has been ordered by the court to depart the territory and remain outside of its borders for the duration of his probation. Limasene Valoaga, 35, appeared in High Court last week for sentencing....
VERONICA Annesley
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In a Sept. 7th memorandum, Acting Gov. Talauega Eleasalo V. Ale appointed Veronica Annesley to the American Samoa Board of Cosmetology for a two-year term. Talauega says that Ms Annesley will replace Faamumu Elizabeth Tanielu who has resigned from the board. Tanielu,...
Senate President Tuaolo Manaia Fruean
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Fono will hold a joint Budget Committee conference this morning on the Administration’s $12.65 million supplemental budget bill for fiscal year 2022, which was introduced in both chambers yesterday. The bill includes funding for a Constitutional Convention to be held...
Medicaid Director Sandra King-Young
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — ASG’s COVID Task Force is reporting a ‘false positive’ came back from one of the 137 passengers who came to the territory on the Aug. 30 test flight from Honolulu. The passenger tested positive on 9/3/21 but a follow up test using GeneXpert RTPCR yielded a negative...
THS representatives and doners
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A donation by Haleck Enterprises Inc. and Cost U Less of 200 sets of school desks and chairs was made to the American Samoa Department of Education this week, and accepted by various schools throughout the Tualauta area. A total of 60 sets were donated to Tafuna High...

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