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 Vice Speaker of the House, Rep. Fetu Fetui Jr
  Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Vice Speaker of the House, Rep. Fetu Fetui Jr confirmed to Samoa News that a list of Asians, who have been issued permanent resident ID cards even though they have not lived in the territory for the requisite 20 years, has been compiled and includes two people who are...
Human Resources director Eseneiaso Liu
  Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Two deputy directors for the Human Resources Department (DHR), as dictated by local law, and conversion of contract workers to career service where the target issues raised with director Eseneiaso Liu, during her department’s fiscal year 2021 budget hearing earlier...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 33-year-old man convicted of assaulting his wife by striking her on the left side of her head and also her body while she was on the ground with a stick about 10-12 inches long and a Samoan wooden pillow (‘ali’), was released from custody this week after serving over 5...
Leone High School students and faculty as well as the ASTCA team
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — This group photo provided by the American Samoa TeleCommunications Authority showing Leone High School students and faculty as well as the ASTCA team, including chief executive officer Fala Sualevai (middle) was taken last Friday at the Leone High School campus. As part...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man from Samoa, who unlawfully entered a home with the intention of sexually assaulting a woman who was sleeping in the livingroom is now in custody after he was arrested by police last week. Vaalele “Vili” Togafau made his initial appearance in District Court this...
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Pago Pago — Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed notification on Tuesday of federal funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of $436,368 for the American Samoa EPA. “Congratulations especially to Director Fa'amao Asalele upon this grant notification, part of a five year plan,” said...
Sen. Magalei Logovi’i  at podium.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Without a COVID-19 case in American Samoa two lawmakers suggested that the local Education Department (ASDOE) return to full classroom instruction Monday through Friday, as some schools are faced with a shortage of desks and chairs, and other supplies. The recommendation...
American Samoa Medicaid State Agency director Sandra King-Young
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has the final say if there is to be another medical charter to Hawai’i, as the LBJ Medical Center is pondering over a possible second one due to the increase of patients needing medical attention. This is according to American Samoa Medicaid...
Le Fonuea fast food restaurant
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — While Sen. Fonoti Tafa’ifa Aufata claims that the owners of Le Fonuea eatery behind the A.P. Lutali Executive Office Building in Utulei violated local law, one of its owners, Mrs. Eseneiaso Liu dismisses the claim, saying that the business followed all required ASG...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A former DPS police officer convicted for violating local drug laws was released from custody this week, after serving more time than the period of detention the court ordered him to serve as a condition of his 5 years probation. Steve Tuatoo appeared before Chief...

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