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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Court has given 3 months for a taxi driver to pay his fine in the amount of $1,000 in full, or he will be found in contempt of court for failure to comply with conditions of his 2017 probation. Leaia Asuni appeared in Court last week for a Probation Review hearing....
Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs announced $174,900 in Technical Assistance Program grant funding to the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) for and on behalf of American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, the...
Education director Talauega Dr. Samasoni Asaeli
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The US Department of Education (USDOE) has given approval for use of the COVID-19 Education Stabilization Fund (ESF II) to pay for salary adjustments for public school educators, while the local Education Department (ASDOE) already has a plan to cover the adjusted...
5 young trombone players
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  Strike up the band!  Participants in the “Summer Band Institute” organized by the ASDOE Office of Curriculum and Instruction are making music. The institute was held June 28 to July 15 and participants, who completed the course, were awarded a Certificate of Completion...
Wires running through trees in Alega
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The four Alega residents who brought a federal lawsuit 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 Commission rules and regulations, have not...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 40-year-old man convicted of violating the territory’s drug laws was given a huge break by the court when he was sentenced to serve 20 months at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF), as one of the conditions of his 5-year probation. He and a co-defendant were...
Temporary Senate chamber
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A Senate Concurrent Resolution introduced last week Thursday in the Senate, expresses the support of the Legislature for itself and on behalf of the people of American Samoa, for the Federal Court of Appeals ruling in “respecting the right of the American Samoan people...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 42-year-old father of four, convicted for assaulting his neighbor’s son with a metal pipe was ordered by the court to depart the territory and remain outside of its borders as a condition of his 5-year probation. He will depart the territory once flights between the...
Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Economic and infrastructure development, along with climate change, are among priorities that Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga shared with lawmakers in his address to the Fono joint session last week Monday as well as in two separate reports distributed to...
Territorial Correctional Facility TCF
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A male driver and a female passenger in a vehicle pulled over by police officers for a seat belt violation last month are now in custody after officers discovered illegal drugs and paraphernalia inside the vehicle. Moreover, the male passenger was the same person...

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