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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A Disposition Hearing for Sopi Senio is scheduled for Friday, Mar. 15, after he admitted to violating conditions of his probation, when he failed to visit the Probation Office. Senio appeared in High Court last Friday for a preliminary examination. He was represented by...
Doug Domenech, Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Insular and International Affairs with Director Nikolao Pula.
Washington, D.C. — The Trump Administration has proposed $611 million for fiscal year 2020 through the Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs (OIA) for the the U.S. territories of Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands....
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The US Department of Transportation has notified US airlines holding a certificate of authority to serve Samoa under blanket open skies, that certificates will no longer be effective come July, after the Samoa government withdrew from a multi-nation open skies agreement...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Several issues were raised by faipule during the first day of Fono business, following a four-week mid session recess, taken to preserve session days for the most pressing tasks. During announcements, House Speaker Savali Talavou Ale advised members of the House to bring...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Good news for those traveling the Iliili Road, passing in front of the SSAB-Pago store and the Ottoville Professional Building — the Department of Public Works plans to start sometime this week, a temporary repair to alleviate hazardous flooding in the area. The decision...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — PIOA Consulting is threatening to take its concerns to the federal level if Chief Procurement Officer, Dr. Oreta M. Crichton, does not provide specific information pertaining to the procurement process and awarding of a “construction management service” contract for one...
Argosy University was located on the ground floor of the Haleck Building in Ottoville.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Haleck Enterprises has terminated, effective later this month, Argosy University’s lease of the ground floor of the Ottoville Professional Building, the site of the American Samoa branch of Argosy Hawaii, which officially shut down last Friday. According to filings with...
(L) Chief of Police, Foifua Foifua escorting prison escapee Joe Togitogi to the High Court last week.  (R) A DPS police officer escorting prison escapees Joseph Iosefa Iakopo and Ryan Pite outside of the High Court last week
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Police brutality and inhumane treatment inside prison walls are two of the reasons why prisoners escape from the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) in Tafuna. These were the words of the three inmates who were convicted of escape from confinement in January of last...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Federal court-appointed Receiver, Mark E. Dottore responded last Friday to the USDOE’s Feb. 27th letter, terminating financial aid for Argosy students. Dottore first expressed his “sincere disappointment” that USDOE “has steadfastly refused to work with me to promote the...
Congresswoman Amata with Secretary Bernhardt.
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed the official nomination of David Bernhardt as the next Secretary of the Interior last week. “I appreciated David Bernhardt’s recent presence at the Interagency Group on Insular Areas meeting,” said Aumua Amata. “In the islands, where fishing is...

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