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Captain of an alia making its way at sea.
Alia, AT SEA — Manu'a Community Worldwide Facebook page has posted a video showing how Manu'a people have rallied together on their own, sailing by alia boats to transport cargo and passengers from Tutuila to Manu'a. The alia boats travel in pairs or groups for safety reasons. They have been...
People standing in line to cash stimulus checks
A crowd of people seen standing in line outside of the Territorial Bank of American Samoa (TBAS) waiting for the bank to open so they could cash their stimulus checks on Saturday, May 23, 2020. [photo AF]
Congresswoman Aumua Amata
  Washington, D,C, — Congresswoman Amata is the lead cosponsor of a bipartisan bill to give more flexibility to small businesses so they can use the PPP assistance to supply personal protective equipment to their employees, or otherwise use the money with more discretion to pay their most essential...
Laufou Shopping Center entrance and parking lot.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol is now facing a felony charge after police found out that his driver’s license was suspended for 6 months after he was convicted for DUI in January of this year. Francis Iakopo appeared in court this week for his...
Browling Alley Night Club and Oasis Restaurant in Tafuna.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Patrick Tuvale made his initial appearance in court last month where he was scheduled to appear again in court last Thursday for his pretrial conference.  The police officer has been charged with disturbing the public peace (PPD) after he allegedly shouted threats and...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has declared Monday, May 25th as a government holiday, for Memorial Day — which is also a federal holiday. “The essence of Memorial Day is to remember and to memorialize the heroic, gallant, courageous, valiant, and selfless acts of our men and...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man convicted last year for 3rd degree assault and endangering the welfare of a child, both involving domestic violence is now back in court after police arrested him last week on the allegation that he assaulted his wife again. To protect the identity of the victim,...
U.N. Decolonization logo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “Due to the situation related to COVID-19” the United Nations Special Committee on Decolonization decided in March this year to postpone to a later date — to be announced in due course — its regional seminar that was scheduled to be held from 5-7 May 2020 in Bali,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The court has set bail at $500 for Filisi Tautua, who was taken into custody last week following an incident in Happy Valley in the Tafuna area where he is alleged to have gone to his neighbor’s home with a knife, and also challenged people in the neighborhood to a fight...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Instead of paying overtime — with some overtime payments as much as $2,000 per person — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga wants directors to “bring in new people” to work in ASG agencies, with the millions of dollars in federal money garnered by American Samoa since the COVID-19...

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