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Samoa Independent MP, Tuala Tevaga Iosefo Ponifasio
Apia, SAMOA — The FAST party in Samoa hopes its call for the appointment of an additional woman MP to parliament to be declared null and void would be resolved immediately. The Electoral Commissioner announced earlier that Ali'imalemanu Moti Momoemausu Alofa Tuuau would become the 52nd MP to ensure...
Tradewinds Hotel quarantine drop off site
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Some of the eligible passengers on the current repatriated flight will be able to benefit from an Assistive Technology (AT) device to be loaned during quarantine per the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) office at ASCC, who purchased...
Shipyard Service Authority chief executive officer Carlos Sanchez
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — During a cabinet meeting two weeks ago, Shipyard Service Authority chief executive officer Carlos Sanchez informed cabinet members that the “shipyard is in business” and “I’m inviting all of the directors to help us out, give us those jobs.” Sanchez pointed out that the...
Dr. Lina Galea’i-Scanlan
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Dr. Lina Galea’i-Scanlan, the former Vice President of Administration and Finance at the American Samoa Community College has accepted the appointment as the next principal of Fa’asao Marist High. Bishop Peter Brown, head of the Diocese of Samoa Pago Pago, made the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of stealing a vehicle from a home in the Tafuna area was arrested by police when the stolen vehicle was seen speeding on the public highway. Mase Aleki made his initial appearance in Court last month. Ale is charged with 1st degree burglary and stealing,...
Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata is an original cosponsor of the bipartisan Trillion Trees Act of 2021, introduced this week with Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Bruce Westerman, who is a licensed forester, and the support of more than 70 Members.   “In American Samoa,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 29-year-old man accused of unlawfully entering a home and attempting to sexually assault a woman, after he had allegedly broken into the woman’s home four times, before he was arrested by police last month after being pulled over during a traffic stop in the Tafuna...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has amended the Apr. 17, 2020 US President’s Major Disaster Declaration on the coronavirus for American Samoa pertaining to cost-sharing, according to the amended document issued Feb. 2nd this year, but made public via...
Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga, Lt. Gov. Talauega Eleasalo Ale, Fono leaders and Chief Justice Micheal Kruse and VIPs
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga delivered his first Flag Day address last Friday as chief executive during the scaled back one-day 2021 Flag Day ceremony at Malaeoletalu in Fagatogo, on a cool morning this past Friday, under the theme, “Triangle of Service:...
Aliimalemanu Alofa Tuuau
Apia, SAMOA — In an unexpected move the Office of the Electoral Commissioner has announced on their Facebook page that a 6th woman would enter the Parliament of Samoa to make up the minimum 10% as required by the Constitution. Samoa’s Constitution however still refers to the previous situation of a...

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