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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The US National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) proposes to require the use of electronic logbooks in Hawaii pelagic longline fisheries and on Class C and D vessels in the American Samoa pelagic longline fishery. “This proposed rule is intended to reduce human error,...
y McDonough upper left, Ranking Member Bost left side, other Members and chair
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata took part in a Tuesday hearing focused on next year’s budget for the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA), in which VA Secretary Denis McDonough testified. In his answer to Congresswoman Amata’s question, the Secretary testified on the reason the VA...
ASG Health director Motusa Tuileama Nua
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — An investigation by a Hawaii Health Department team found, among other things, that three staff members of the ASG Hawaii Office (ASG-HI) and ASG Health Department (AS-DOH) involved in the ASG repatriation program in Hawaii, had tested COVID-19 positive. The...
Some of the 233 graduating Warriors
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 233 graduating Warriors of Tafuna High School Class of 2021 held their graduation ceremony yesterday at the school gym, under theme “E Fa’aeaina Le Onosa’i — Perseverance Prevails. The graduating class included a special education Warrior — Alofaeleuma Faualo —...
Aerial view of main road in American Samoa
Washington, D.C. — Wednesday, Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata highlighted a proposed increase in highway funding for American Samoa that would implement a yearly boost in federal road-related funding of more than $6.8 million, taking it from the current $4.2 million to over $11 million. This would...
Governor, first lady and others at graduation ceremony
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga delivered special remarks Wednesday at the Tafuna High School graduation held at the Tafuna High School gymnasium.  "Graduates, today is the beginning of a new chapter in your lives.  Today is a reminder of where your next journey will lead you...
DPW director Faleosina Voigt
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — More than $500 has been identified as “unreasonable costs” and is among the findings by the Territorial Audit Office’s Limited Scope Review of the Dial-A-Ride Grant Program, administered and overseen by the Public Works Department (DPW) transit division. According to a...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Two brothers from Pago Pago convicted of violating local drug laws were each sentenced to 5 years probation and $2,000 fines. The brothers, Wayne Jack Banse and his younger brother, Johnny Banse, who was released from custody last month after the court accepted their...
Covid-19 task force members at earlier press conference
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The government’s COVID-19 Task Force is making plans to ensure that American Samoa is fully prepared as the territory prepares to open its borders and in the meantime, the Task Force is taking another look at how they handle requests for service animals to be included on...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The case of one of the four defendants in the copper wire theft ring is now continued again — this time to June 17, 2021 after the High Court granted the defense attorney’s request for more time so that the defendant and her family can resolve the issue of her illegal...

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