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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...
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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...
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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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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 46-year-old stepfather from Samoa who is accused of sexually abusing his 13-year-old stepdaughter was arrested by police last month pursuant to an arrest warrant from the court. During his arrest, cops found drugs in his pocket. (Samoa News has decided to withhold the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — An Administration appropriation bill, introduced in the Senate yesterday, seeks more than $200,000 from the ASG “Traffic Rehabilitation Account” for the purchase of vehicles and equipment to support traffic enforcement by the Department of Public Safety (DPS) Current law...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man from Samoa who entered into a plea agreement with the government has been ordered by the court to depart the territory and remain outside of its borders for the duration of his probation. Limasene Valoaga, 35, appeared in High Court last week for sentencing....
VERONICA Annesley
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In a Sept. 7th memorandum, Acting Gov. Talauega Eleasalo V. Ale appointed Veronica Annesley to the American Samoa Board of Cosmetology for a two-year term. Talauega says that Ms Annesley will replace Faamumu Elizabeth Tanielu who has resigned from the board. Tanielu,...

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