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Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga has sent a message of condolence to Tonga’s Royal Family, in the aftermath of a tsunami that claimed the lives of three people and caused mass devastation in the Island Kingdom, while ASG plans to launch relief efforts this week to aid Tonga. And...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man charged for assaulting his girlfriend is now in custody after he was arrested by police last week. Seko Fiame made his initial appearance in District Court where he faced charges of 1st degree assault, a class B felony, punishable by term of imprisonment of not...
Senators sitting
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Two new measures were introduced in the Senate late last week that seeks to amend the Revised Constitution of American Samoa and therefore will require a public vote. Both issues are not new and have been introduced in previous years, including one proposal, which went...
Speaker Savali and Vice Speaker Fetu
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Speaker of the House and the Vice Speaker engaged in a heated exchange of words over the issue of the dual role of a Senator during the House session last Thursday. They exchanged words while representatives (faipule) were listening in open session. It started when Vice...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Charges against one of the co-defendants in the Amouli and Alofau drug cases were dismissed last week after the District Court was unable to find probable cause to bind the case over to High Court for further hearing. The defendant, Telesia Aloniu Toniga, who has been in...
car that ran into powerpole
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A vehicle that got into an accident Friday morning caused a power outage from Futiga to Fagamalo villages. At the same time an unrelated power outage affecting the villages of Masefau, Masausi and Sailele Motorists in the area had reported that the vehicle hit the...
Police check point in Apia during lockdown
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 48-hour lockdown in Samoa has now been extended for another 72 hours — til 6p.m, Thursday Jan. 27 in Apia (Wednesday in American Samoa) —  after 5 frontline workers tested COVID-19 positive. Fiame made the announcement Monday night in Apia (Sunday in American Samoa)...
USS Sampson docing in Pago Pago harbor
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — On January 16, the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer of the United States Navy, USS Sampson (DDG 102), pulled into American Samoa for a brief resupply visit.  The vessel is now in Tonga participating in the relief effort after the U.S. dispatched USS Sampson as well as a...
Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Governor’s State of the Territory Comprehensive Report, distributed to lawmakers the joint Fono session earlier this month provides a summary update of the ASG Technology Office, with plans to build out a central, secure ASG network, — the “ASGnet”. The Technology...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The driver of a truck in which investigators allegedly found a bag containing a white crystalline substance and drug paraphernalia has been arrested and charged with unlawful possession of drugs. Anipale Iosua made his initial appearance last month. He later waived his...

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