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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Parole Board (ASPB) has granted James Barlow’s request for an early release after serving 8 years of his 24-year sentenced at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF). This was confirmed by Barlow’s new defense attorney in American Samoa, Thomas B....
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “Since 2012, ASG under the Lolo/Lemanu Administration has recorded a year-end surplus in the General Fund, seven of the eight fiscal years,” according to the Fiscal Year 2019 independent audit of ASG finances by Utah-based Larson & Company PC, a certified public...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who is on probation for stealing was arrested again by police on the allegation he violated local drug laws. Faleti Tagaloa was a passenger in a red pick-up truck that was pulled over by police three weekends ago in Iliili where two glass pipes containing white...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Local resident, Steven Jay Pincus Hueter has filed an official complaint with the US Treasury’s Office of Inspector General, alleging “flagrant misuse and misappropriation” by Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga and ASG of the more than $35 million allocated to American Samoa...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Samoa Airways has set a schedule this week to resume commercial flights between Tutuila and the Manu’a island group, while the Samoa government owned airline “monitors” passenger demand in order to schedule for future flights Two flights were scheduled for Fitiuta...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The sentencing of a woman convicted of violating local drug laws is continued for two weeks after Associate Justice Fiti Sunia ordered that the defendant’s sponsor needs to be present when the court addresses the issue of the defendant’s departure from the territory as a...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Health Department has increased coronavirus testing for medical staff and first responders with two government agencies to be tested this week, while all previous testing has come back negative. This is according to DoH’s presentation at Sunday’s government COVID-19...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A former TCF guard was arrested over the weekend on the allegation that he disturbed the private peace inside his home in Malaeimi. Wallin Fanene made his initial appearance in District Court this week. He’s charged with 3rd degree assault and private peace disturbance,...
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Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata provided on Monday a weekly update on the continuing growth in Small Business Administration (SBA) economic aid for American Samoa’s small businesses and nonprofits. The total increased by about $2.6 million to $17,810,411. That includes 321 combined...
 9 out of the 26 local high school graduates who were presented their ASG scholarships
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Twenty-six local high school graduates are recipients of ASG scholarships to attend colleges and universities off island. And they were officially presented with the scholarships during two separate sessions at a brief ceremony held late last week at the Education...

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