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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The decision by Samoa Airways to increase its fares for Manu’a without any prior announcement disappointed representatives from Manu’a. All three Manu’a faipule spoke about the issue during a House Session this week and demanded a hearing with Port Administration...
Vice Speaker of the House Fetu Fetui Jr,Deputy Treasurer Keith Gebaue,Rep. Timusa Tini Lam Yuen,
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Vice Speaker of the House Fetu Fetui Jr believes that the government’s decision to search vessels and flights from Manu’a for illegal drugs is not only illegal but it violates people’s constitutional rights under the Constitution and the laws of American Samoa. The...
DPS Vice & Narcotics Unit and a K-9 dog
About 16 Detectives from the DPS Vice & Narcotics Unit with a K-9 dog took part in a police raid conducted in Ofu, Manu'a last Thursday via Talofa Airways. The team left the Pago Pago International Airport around 7:30am and returned around 3p.m. Reliable sources told Samoa News that police went...
The MV Pago Pago at the Fagatogo wharf
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — DPS Vice & Narcotics detectives are still investigating an incident where over 200 hand rolled marijuana joints were discovered on the MV Pago Pago when it sailed from Manu’a to Pago Pago last Thursday night. One week prior to this incident, a man was arrested by...
Fala Letini Mauga in hospital bed
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A little sister is on a journey to help save her older brother's life. Fala Letini Mauga 22 yrs old has been diagnosed with leukemia and younger sister, 18 yrs old Fa'avela Mauga is donating some of her bone marrow for a transplant.  Fa'avela is a perfect bone marrow...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With the suspension of all flights from Samoa to American Samoa, under the Samoa government’s State of Emergency Declaration, that leaves no air service for the Manu’a island group, served by Samoa government owned Samoa Airways. Samoa’s state of emergency, which became...
Manu'a clean up crew takes a break
O se va’aiga i le to’atele o le afio’aga o Faleasao i Manua sa auai i le galuega toe fa’aleleia ma fa’amama o le talafatai o le afio’aga ina ua mae’a matagi malolosi ma timuga i le vaiaso ua te’a. [ata foa’i]
MV Manu'atele near the dock in Ofu
Ofu, MANU'A — American Samoa's MV Manu'atele inter-island ferry remains in Ofu after suffering damage during stormy conditions during the weekend. The vessel had left Tutuila midweek to deliver fuel but was unable to go to Ta'u because of bad weather so it docked at Ofu. The chief engineer Jimmy...
The damaged wharf at Ofu with ferry in background
Tau, MANU'A — American Samoa's MV Manu'atele ferry has been badly damaged after being slammed into a dock in the eastern islands of Manu'a during stormy conditions Sunday. The Ofu dock was also damaged in the incident with cracks in several areas and metal reinforcing exposed. Staff from the power...
The 2019 Matasaua crew — with skipper Malaepule Fuega Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 38-strong who will be rowing the Matasaua fautasi in the 2019 Flag Day fautasi race this Saturday, April 13th, are ready to go, and they have their eyes set on one thing: 1st Place. "Everyone aims for First Place," Matasaua skipper Malaepule Fuega Moliga told Samoa...

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