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The Tauese P.F. Sunia Ocean Center
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa is seeking to fill seats on its advisory council, which represents the public’s interests in sanctuary matters and provides advice to the sanctuary superintendent. The sanctuary is accepting applications for the following seats...
A group of Early Childhood teachers
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — About 50 early childhood teachers in American Samoa claim they are owed pay and are "getting the run-around" from the government. The group said they had not been paid for four weeks of summer workshops they attended. Two of the teachers said the HeadStart workshops were...
historical marker for Seaman Tafeaga with Cong. Amata
Pago Pago – Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata highlighted the birthday of the United States Navy, established on October 13, 1775, and congratulated all those serving in the Navy, as well as Navy Veterans. “Happy birthday to the U.S. Navy, and congratulations to all our Sailors and Navy Veterans...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — At last week’s emergency cabinet meeting, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga announced he has called another special session of the Fono for 15-days to revisit the fiscal year 2021 budget and if no action is taken, the administration will prepare a budget for six months and have...
Health Department epidemiologist Dr. Aifili John Tufa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “It is still the Department of Health’s position that we do not recommend travel to and from areas of known COVID-19 infections,” said DoH Epidemiologist Dr. Aifili John Tufa during the department’s coronavirus presentation at last Thursday’s emergency cabinet meeting....
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A taxi driver who owes over $3,000 to a local business has been arrested and he’s now charged with stealing after he failed to pay what he owed to a local business. Albert Tofili made his initial appearance in court last month. He is charged with one count of stealing to...
TCF — Territorial Correctional Facility sign
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who was ordered by the court to serve the remaining period of his detention of 20 months at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) for failure to comply with conditions of his release while pending his sentencing told the court that it was his attorney’s fault...
A glass pipe that can be used for smoking meth
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The female driver of a vehicle pulled over by police last month in Leone for blacked out tail lights is now charged with violating local drug laws. On Sept. 14, 2020 around 11:50 p.m, a vehicle was pulled over by traffic officers in Leone, after they observed it had...
Dean of Student Services Dr. Emilia Le’i (far left) and SGA members joined community panelists (beginning 6th right) Adney Reid, So’onafai Seloti, Alvina Savali and Lornalei Meredith
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Student Government Association (SGA) at the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) recently held a forum on cyber-bullying and suicide, two issues of increasing concern to both students and the public.  For the event, which followed the theme “There is Still Hope,”...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of assaulting his wife in Ottoville was arrested and appeared in court three weeks ago. The defendant, a 35-year-old man from Samoa, made his initial appearance in court three weeks ago. He is charged with 3rd degree assault and disturbing the private peace...

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