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Chamber chairwoman Luisa Kuaea
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Creating mobile vaccination units in lieu of a three-day ASG shutdown next month is one of the solutions suggested by the American Samoa Chamber of Commerce to increase the local vaccination rate, which ASG wants at 90% or over — instead. Chamber chairwoman Luisa Kuaea...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The court has denied a motion by the defense attorney of James Fatu last week to reduce Fatu’s bond from $2,000 to $500, and allow him to be housed at the LBJ Medical Center due to his heart condition. Fatu is one of the two men arrested from the Tafuna area last month...
StarKist'Co.'s president and chief executive officer, Andrew Choe,
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — U.S based StarKist Co., owner of StarKist Samoa cannery, has called on the U.S. National Marines Fisheries Service (NMFS) to ensure that all future specifications and conservation measures for longline fishing “do not adversely impact the economic viability of American...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — An active trough is expected to linger over the Samoa Islands through late Friday into the weekend. Expect widespread showers, heavy at times with embedded thunderstorms, and gusty winds during heavy downpours. Therefore, a Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through...
Justin Tuiasosopo (center) with Bluesky staff
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Though October — commonly known as “Pinktober” for the waves of pink that people all over the world wear to show their support for those who have been affected by breast cancer — has come to an end, American Samoa’s efforts to support those affected by breast cancer...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With a shipment of COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 years old now on island, the Health Department (DoH) is launching this week for two-days a week, vaccination for this age group, as the government pushes a for vaccination rate of 90% or higher for the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of assaulting his wife is facing three counts of third degree assault and one count of public peace disturbance (PPD) — all misdemeanors. Besides allegedly assaulting his wife, the defendant is also accused of assaulting a cousin who was trying to protect...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A verbal altercation that resulted in a taxi driver getting punched in the eye has netted Tupe Toeetu a 12-month probation sentence and a $100 fine to be paid within 30 days. Toetu was initially charged with public peace disturbance and two counts of third degree assault...
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WASHINGTON – The United States (U.S.) Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs is pleased to announce that the applications for fiscal year 2022 funding under the Technical Assistance Program can now be submitted to Grants.Gov. This funding is made available to support the U.S....
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “The private sector is opposed to the 3-day [ASG] Stand Down and its accompanying restricted movement order” for the government’s planned mass COVID-19 vaccination, declared American Samoa Chamber of Commerce chairwoman, Luisa Kuaea in a Nov. 11th letter to COVID-19 Task...

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