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Dr. Aifili John Tufa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — After consultation with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local physicians, the Health Department has made a change in the test samples from the local imported COVID-19 cases to be sent to CDC to test for the type of variant. This was revealed...
Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Speaking at last Friday’s cabinet meeting, Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga announced that he and Lt. Gov. Talauega Eleasalo V. Ale — who is also chairman of the COVID-19 Task Force — have no plans to close-borders on commercial flights between Honolulu and Pago Pago. And this...
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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs (OIA) announces its final allocation of $55 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act through the Technical Assistance Program (TAP) to the Insular Areas. The funds were distributed among the...
Christian Salea
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Veteran educator and Tafuna High School teacher, Christian Salea, is the 2022 Territorial Teacher of the Year and the announcement was made during a special meeting of senior local Education Department officials yesterday, to which the local news media were invited. “It’...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young man convicted of stealing equipment belonging to the government and later violating local drug laws is going to jail. Tanu Sefulu was ordered to serve 20 months at the TCF as a condition of his 5-year probation. Sefulu, who has been in custody since his arrest,...
Feleti Barstow Library
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lemanu Peleti Sialega Mauga, has proclaimed Oct. 17th — which falls on a Sunday this year — as “American Samoa Constitution Day” with the Feleti Barstow Public Library holding an exhibit this morning that will display historical material about the signing of...
Lomitusi Luapene
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The defendant in the alleged murder of a Vietnamese man in Vaitogi last week told investigators that the reason why he committed the crime was because he was very pissed off with the man (victim) for the way he treated him during their yard clean up work. He was mowing...
Tofa Sualauvi H. Su’a
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Through an Oct. 8th memorandum, Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga informed cabinet members that he has directed the ASG Territorial Audit Office “to audit all American Samoa Government accounts, records and books.” He points out that the Territorial Auditor is...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — There are no major changes to the new COVID-19 Emergency Declaration dated Oct. 8th and signed by Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga and effective on Oct. 11th. The new document declares that American Samoa remains under “Code Blue” — which means COVID-free — and...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man was arrested last month after police found 5 hand rolled marijuana cigarettes in his vehicle during a routine traffic stop —  he was observed not wearing a seatbelt. Rodney Savea, who is on probation for a drug conviction 4 years ago made his initial appearance in...

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