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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Administration’s bill enacting a temporary funding gap appropriation for the government went through new developments late last week in the Senate resulting in a committee hearing being re-scheduled for today, Monday, Oct. 26. The bill provides consolidated...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — After discussions with US Justice Department officials, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga withdrew his comment letter, which opposes some provisions of the Consent Decree agreement between the federal government and Pacific Energy, the Terminal operator of the ASG owned tank...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man convicted of unlawful possession of illegal drugs told the court that the 10-1/2 months he spent at TCF was more than enough to teach him to become a better man in the future. Emmanuel Afatia, who has been in custody since his arrest last year, unable to post a $5,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A strike planned for last Friday morning by a group of about 50 teachers from the Early Childhood Education (ECE) Division of the Department of Education (DOE) who claim they had not received their checks for the four weeks they worked during the summer was cancelled....
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — After defendant Solomona Samatua was arrested and charged for his alleged role in the assault of a taxi driver, whose taxi was also stolen, cops are still looking for the other two suspects, who are allegedly involved in this incident. Samatua made his initial appearance...
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  Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man convicted of driving a vehicle while his license is permanently suspended for previous DUI convictions was released from custody last week after the court decided that the 5 months he served while awaiting the outcome of his case is sufficient for his period of...
A group of residents - some with umbrellas - participating  in the “Wave for repatriation flights - Not open borders”
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Bad weather last Friday morning, with heavy rain in the early morning hours, didn’t deter a group of residents who gathered along the main road in Utulei for their “Wave for Repatriation Flights — Not Open Borders” to bring home the estimated 600 American Samoa residents...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young man from Iliili with a long criminal history entered into a plea bargain with the government last week during court proceedings in District Court. Alauni Lagomau, who is on probation, was initially charged with 4 misdemeanors including 2 counts of third degree...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for American Samoa until Monday with a Flash Flood Warning in effect until 10:45 am this morning (Saturday, Oct. 14). Remember to turn on your headlights when driving. If you see flooding on the road, turn around don't drown and stay safe...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Reopening of the territory’s borders and steps to be taken if and when COVID-19 enters American Samoa are two separate issues raised during the second gubernatorial forum hosted recently by the American Samoa Bar Association at the American Samoa Community College...

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