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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa COVID-19 Task Force revealed during a press conference with members of the media on Tuesday this week that according to the Vaccination Operation update, only 59.3% of the total population has completed one shot of the coronavirus since the campaign...
Amata pictured here wit Director Chao and some of the VA health team in Honolulu
Washington, D.C. — After Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata's recent visit to Honolulu,  a notice from Honolulu VA Regional Director Sergio S. Chao announced that the Department of Veterans’ Affairs will place a permanent Veterans Benefits Counselor in American Samoa to assist Veterans.  “In our recent...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of forcibly stealing the cash register from an Asian store in Vaitogi was arrested two hours after the alleged crime was committed. When apprehended by officers, a small stamp sized baggie containing methamphetamine (meth) was found in one of his pockets....
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A driver of a vehicle pulled over by several police officers last month for violating traffic laws was arrested and charged for violating local drug laws after police allegedly discovered drugs in his possession and in his vehicle. Jimmy Ualesi, who is on probation for a...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man arrested for assaulting his girlfriend is now charged with unlawful possession of illegal drugs, which police allegedly found in his possession. Tamati Fereti appeared in Court last month for his initial appearance where he informed the court that he wanted to...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The United States Supreme Court has “denied” the Territory of American Samoa’s petition for a “writ of certiorari” to review a federal appeal’s court ruling, which reversed a lower court decision dealing with the Large Vessel Protected Area (LVPA) in territorial waters....
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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Interior is detailing the $3,866,108 in grant funding to ASG from the U.S. Department of the Interior’s (DOI) Office of Insular Affairs’ Technical Assistance Program, Maintenance Assistance Program, and CARES Act funding for fiscal year 2021. Last week DOI...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The court told a 45-year-old man convicted of violating local drug laws that he needs to use the skills he has as a mechanic to make a better life for himself. Ionatana Ulai was sentenced to serve 20 months at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF), as a condition...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man from Ottoville was arrested by police last week after he attempted to break into a home. Vincent Poasa who has a prior stealing conviction made his initial appearance in Court last week. He is charged with one count of unlawful possession of marijuana, an...
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Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata is co-sponsoring a bill that would encourage STEM education and reward STEM educators in American Samoa and the other insular areas.  The STEM Educator Awards Equity Act, H.R. 3795 would expand the annual Presidential Awards for Excellence in...

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