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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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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man with an outstanding arrest warrant for burglary and stealing, along with traffic fines is in custody after he was arrested by police at the EOB parking lot last month. When asked by investigators about his alleged involvement in a burglary and stealing case in...
Chairman Lt. Gov. Talauega Eleasalo Ale
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The COVID-19 Task Force is reporting that the task force is aiming to neutralize and contain the two latest confirmed COVID cases so there is no community spread. This comes as American Samoa’s first positive case is doing fine at home after successfully recovering,...
Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Through an Oct. 5th executive order, Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga directed ASG’s Office of Political Status, Constitutional Review and Federal Relations — referred to by many as the Political Status Office (PSO) — to prepare for the Constitutional Convention...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Defense attorney for Tolai Lafai — convicted for violating local drug laws — told the court during sentencing of his client last week, that there are facilities that can help people with a drug problem but the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) is not one of them....
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — An inmate who was held at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) for 226 days while awaiting an Order to Show Cause (OSC) hearing has been ordered to serve out the remainder of his 5-year probation sentence behind bars, for failing to comply with conditions of...
PORT OF PAGO PAGO
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Just over $40 million is allocated for three economic development projects for airport, seaport and inter-island transportation, funded with American Samoa’s share of the $479 million under the federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021, according to ASG’s ARPA...

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