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Major flooding in American Samoa due to heavy rain

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Major flooding in American Samoa due to heavy rain

- Heavy rain in American Samoa has caused major flooding in the territory. The Emergency Operations Center reports that some families were evacuated after water flowed like rivers through their homes. According to the Center, affected areas include Mapusasga, and Mesepa, Kokoland, Fagaima, Leone and Amanave. Homeland Security sent out assessment teams last night to the affected families, some of whom have moved in with relatives and neighbours

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Pence cites ‘challenging times’ to troops in American Samoa

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Pence cites ‘challenging times’ to troops in American Samoa

- PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has thanked American service members based in American Samoa, citing “challenging times” for the military in the Asia-Pacific. Completing a visit to the region and en route back to the United States, Pence addressed some 200 soldiers during a refueling stop in Pago Pago. He told the troops the Trump administration was seeking a large increase in military funding

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Pence cites 'challenging times' to troops in American Samoa

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Pence cites 'challenging times' to troops in American Samoa

- By KEN THOMAS Associated Press PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) - US Vice President Mike Pence is thanking US service members based in American Samoa. Pence addressed about 200 soldiers during a refueling stop in Pago Pago on Sunday. The Vice President noted "challenging times" in the Asia Pacific and told the troops the Trump administration was seeking a large increase in military funding

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Sport: Changes at American Samoa Olympic Committee

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Sport: Changes at American Samoa Olympic Committee

- There has been a changing of the guard at the American Samoa National Olympic Committee. Etisone Ed Imo has replaced Victor Langkilde as President after running unopposed. Ethan Lake was elected Secretary General after beating out Langkilde by one vote. The Treasurer is Erica Radewagen. Imo, who is head of the Athletics Department at the American Samoa Community College, is a former ASNOC Secretary General. He said his goal is

Categories: Sports | 
Tags: Olympic Games | 
Places: New Zealand |  American Samoa | 

Certification process expected for American Samoan airline

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Certification process expected for American Samoan airline

- The United States Federal Aviation Administration is expected to start the certification process for an American Samoa-based domestic airline. Two years ago, the start-up carrier Tausani leased a nine-seater plan owned by the territory's government so it could operate domestic flights in the territory. The airline's president, Filifaatali Michael Fuiava, said the company is trying to arrange a time for FAA officials to visit Pago Pago to carry out inspections.

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Tags: Travel & Tourism |  Airlines |  Air Travel | 
Places: New Zealand |  American Samoa | 

Thirteen cruise ships to visit American Samoa

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Thirteen cruise ships to visit American Samoa

- Thirteen cruise ships are scheduled to visit American Samoa in 2017, one more than was previously expected. The American Samoa Visitors Bureau has confirmed the additional vessel, the Sea Princess, will dock at Pago Pago in April the same day as the Emerald Princess makes its maiden voyage to the territory. Samoa News reported that the two cruise ships would bring a combined total 8,199 passengers and crew to American

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Places: New Zealand |  American Samoa | 

Man accused of biting during Hawaii flight to be sentenced

samoaobserver.ws

Man accused of biting during Hawaii flight to be sentenced

- HONOLULU (AP) — A man accused of biting a Hawaiian Airlines employee during a July flight from American Samoa to Hawaii is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday for interfering with a flight crew. Aumoeualogo Agaaoa Togia pleaded guilty in September in exchange for dismissal of an assault charge. Togia drank alcohol before and during the nonstop flight from Pago Pago to Honolulu, according to his plea agreement. Halfway into the

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Tags: Judiciary |  Trials |  Sentencing |  Civil Actions | 
Places: American Samoa |  Samoa |  Hawaii | 

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  • Pence cites ‘challenging times’ to troops in American Samoa
    Pence cites ‘challenging times’ to troops in American Samoa

    , boston.com

    PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has thanked American service members based in American Samoa, citing “challenging times” for the military in the Asia-Pacific. Completing a visit to the region and en route back to the United States, Pence addressed some 200 soldiers during a refueling stop in Pago Pago. He told the troops the Trump administration was seeking a large increase in military funding

    Places: American Samoa |  United States | 

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  • American Samoa lawmaker calls for student bag searches
    American Samoa lawmaker calls for student bag searches

    , radionz.co.nz

    A lawmaker in American Samoa has suggested student bag searches to combat drugs. Vesi Talalelei Fautanu Jr told an education committee hearing it was no joke or rumour that drugs are on school campuses and are found in students' bags. The Manu'a lawmaker suggested all students bags should be subject to health and welfare inspections. He said he suspected most would contain packets of cigarettes and he wouldn't be surprised if drugs and guns were discovered

    Categories: Education | 
    Tags: Students | 
    Places: New Zealand |  American Samoa | 

Travel & Recreation

  • Thirteen cruise ships to visit American Samoa
    Thirteen cruise ships to visit American Samoa

    , radionz.co.nz

    Thirteen cruise ships are scheduled to visit American Samoa in 2017, one more than was previously expected. The American Samoa Visitors Bureau has confirmed the additional vessel, the Sea Princess, will dock at Pago Pago in April the same day as the Emerald Princess makes its maiden voyage to the territory. Samoa News reported that the two cruise ships would bring a combined total 8,199 passengers and crew to American

    Categories: Travel & Recreation | 
    Places: New Zealand |  American Samoa | 

Law & Crime

  • Man accused of biting during Hawaii flight to be sentenced
    Man accused of biting during Hawaii flight to be sentenced

    , samoaobserver.ws

    HONOLULU (AP) — A man accused of biting a Hawaiian Airlines employee during a July flight from American Samoa to Hawaii is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday for interfering with a flight crew. Aumoeualogo Agaaoa Togia pleaded guilty in September in exchange for dismissal of an assault charge. Togia drank alcohol before and during the nonstop flight from Pago Pago to Honolulu, according to his plea agreement. Halfway into the

    Categories: Law & Crime | 
    Tags: Judiciary |  Trials |  Sentencing |  Civil Actions | 
    Places: American Samoa |  Samoa |  Hawaii |