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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Drugs entering the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) and prisoners having access to drugs has been an ongoing problem in the territory for many years now. Despite building a ‘high’ wall around the facility by the Lolo and Lemanu administration, inmates are still...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Fono Joint Budget Committee made amendments to the Administration’s $12.65 million supplemental budget bill for fiscal year 2022 but the final total remains in tact. The committee’s decision was made following a hearing last Friday morning where several ASG officials...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A mother and her son from Nu’uuli were arrested by police last week on the allegation that the mother assisted her son in assaulting his wife. The mother, Leafa Taufete’e, a.k.a Eseta Taufete’e and her son, Akemo Taufete’e made their initial appearance before District...
Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata
Washington, D.C. –— Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata took part in the conclusion of voting Thursday in the House Committee on Natural Resources regarding a proposed $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill that will continue to be debated in Congress. While aspects of the same legislation were being...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — There are no major changes to the new COVID-19 Emergency Declaration issued over the weekend but it does re-enforce what the ASG COVID-19 Task Force has already announced — that full vaccination for travelers 16 years and older is required for those entering the...
Acting Gov. Talauega Eleasalo i
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Lemanu and Talauega Administration is beginning preparation for the governor’s annual report to the Fono next year and a memorandum has gone out to cabinet members for what’s needed from them. Under local statute, the sitting governor is mandated to deliver the State...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who pled guilty to public peace disturbance has been sentenced to 12 months probation, because the court said the 6 months recommended by attorneys from both sides is not enough. Feaunati Utumapu was initially charged with two counts of third degree assault and...
Hawaii longliners docked at Pier 22
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In light of the ongoing pandemic, the Hawaii Longline Association (HLA) have requested the US National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to delay the effective date of the landing requirement for large vessels in the American Samoa longline fishery program. In a July...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Today’s marks the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center in New Year City, the Pentagon in Washington D.C and the United Airlines flight, which was brought down in a field in Pennsylvania by the passengers themselves in order to prevent...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The ASG Emergency Operations Center in Tafuna has issued a reminder and important advisory for all outbound passengers traveling on Hawaiian Airlines’ flight on Monday, Sept. 13th — which is when commercial flights between Honolulu and Pago Pago resume. According to the...

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