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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Afamasaga Faauiga Palepua Mulitalo at the Convention to Eliminate All Forms of Discrimination of Women.
Apia, SAMOA — A top Samoa government official has recommended hospitals have a designated area for victims of domestic violence and protocols for health practitioners to follow when attending to such cases. The Ministry of Women, Community and Social Development Chief Executive Officer, Afamasaga...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 32-year-old woman from Ottoville accused of assaulting her husband while he was holding their 2-year-old daughter was arrested by police Wednesday night, and appeared in District Court yesterday morning for her initial appearance. She is represented by Assistant Public...
Former DPS police officer Steven Tuato’o
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Former DPS police officer Steven Tuato’o who eluded local authorities since last November and ducked out on answering the allegations against him is now in custody. Tuato’o, 43, was extradited from Washington state on Tuesday night and made his initial appearance in...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  A man accused of assaulting his girlfriend is facing three counts of third degree assault and one count of public peace disturbance — all misdemeanors. Besides allegedly assaulting his girlfriend, Lologa Galuega is also accused of assaulting a cousin who was trying to...
Dear Editor: Two in three. That’s how many Samoan women experience domestic violence. The recent stories in Samoa news detail the impact of domestic & sexual violence. We have read the reporting of sexual harassment in government work place, and leadership response, it’s not a “news issue.”  We...
Supreme Court Justice Vui Clarence Nelson [Samoa Observer]
Apia, SAMOA — Supreme Court Justice Vui Clarence Nelson has described an incident involving a woman, who was stabbed by her estranged husband in public in broad daylight, as one of the "worst domestic violence cases" in the history of Samoa. The defendant, a 33-year-old man convicted of attempted...