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Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata took part in Tuesday’s legislative hearing of the Natural Resources Committee’s Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States (SCIP), and has cosponsored legislation introduced by Congressman Kaiali’i Kahele: H.J. Res 55, the Prince Jonah...
Sen. Magalei Logovi’i
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Sen. Magalei Logovi’i was among lawmakers who were not pleased with the  Administration not providing a detailed financial report including funding source for the eight flights of the American Samoa Repatriation program from Honolulu between February and late July this...
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month wave
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Health director Motusa Tuileama Nua took part in the “wave” in Tafuna last Friday’s kicking off the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is designated the month of October. “Join us throughout the month to honor survivors, remember those lost to the disease, and...
FMHS building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A former teacher from Faasao Marist High School (FMHS) shown in a video posted on social medial allegedly assaulting a FMHS student several months ago is being charged with child abuse and assault. The defendant, Roy Ameperosa made his initial appearance before District...
American Samoa DIistrict Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A woman accused of forging her husband’s signature to cash their stimulus check is now in custody after she was arrested by police last month and charged. Maanaima Polesi made her initial appearance in District Court last month. She is charged with a single count of...
Senate chamber
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Senate and House will hold a joint hearing today following Fono concerns over the recent imported three COVID-19 positive cases and among the witnesses is Lt. Gov. Talauega Eleasalo Ale, who is also chair of the COVID-19 Task Force. The decision to hold a joint...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A federal judge in Honolulu has dismissed a multi million lawsuit, brought by three Alega residents, which targets only AST Telecom, d.b.a, Bluesky Communications along with the company’s current and former executives for alleged violations of US Federal Communications...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  American Samoa had been awarded up to $17.9 million in Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program funds from the US Department of Treasury. Approximately $9.6 million in ERA1 funds were made available under the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2021 and $8.3 million in...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Health Department is urging parents and/or legal guardians of students attending all schools in the territory to ensure their children have received their immunization shots — as required — with plans to starting visiting schools next months to check. “No one will be...
American Samoa DIistrict Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 30-year-old who’s accused of breaking into a home in Vaitogi and then managing to get away as the occupants woke up and saw him, was arrested by police last month and he’s now being charged. During his arrest, officers discovered illegal drugs in his possession....

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