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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Four gubernatorial teams, three candidates for the Congressional race, and 51 candidates for the local House of Representatives race have been determined by Chief Election Officer, Dr. Lealofi Uiagalelei as qualified to seek public office in the Nov. 3, 2020 general...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Quarantine “will be imposed” on coronavirus related workers — including US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) personnel — entering the territory, but a mitigation plan will be developed allowing them to conduct their work on the ground. This is according to a new...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Samoa News received several phone calls and emails over the last two week from local pet owners, airing their frustrations about the decision to bring Dr. Kenneth Lameta back to oversee the Veterinary Clinic in Tafuna. Dr. Lameta, who received his degree from the...
Chief Justice Michael Kruse
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — As Sierra Isaia’s revocation hearing was continued to next month, Chief Justice Michael Kruse said last Friday that the court will not rest until it gets to the bottom of the case and finds out who stopped probation officers from conducting a drug test of the defendant....
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — While the local Education Department was well prepared for classroom instruction when public schools opened yesterday for the new school year 2020-2021, Education director Dr. Ruth Matagi-Tofiga says the department is still waiting for supplies that were ordered in...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has instructed health and hospital leaders along with physicians to come up with a plan, which includes recommendations, on how the government would carry out a repatriation flight to bring home American Samoa residents stranded in the U.S. The...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service has approved a one-time payment of bonus benefits in the amount of $160 for all recipients of the American Samoa Nutrition Assistance Program (ASNAP) or the Food Stamp Program. Director Muavaefa’atasi John E...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The case against the third defendant arrested after armed detectives of the DPS Vice & Narcotics Unit executed two search warrants two years ago in Petesa and Tafuna is now scheduled for trial. Due to the COVID-19 lock down, all jury trials have been put on hold...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The High Court was satisfied that an inmate serving a 40-month sentence did not violate conditions of his probation. Therefore, the inmate, Sonny Mu Kelemete is now remanded back to the custody of the Territory Correctional Facility (TCF) to continue serving his...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga is moving forward with the relocation of the E-Rate Office from a building in Utulei — next to the ECE Center — to government property in Tafuna. The governor first gave verbal instructions for the relocation of the office two months ago during...

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