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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man charged with assaulting his wife has entered a 'not guilty' plea to the three charges against him: public peace disturbance, third degree assault, and endangering the welfare of a child. (To protect the identity of the victim and the children, Samoa News is...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The case against a man charged with private peace disturbance and third degree assault (domestic violence) for allegedly assaulting his wife earlier this week has been transferred to the Family, Drug, and Alcohol (FDA) court. (To protect the identity of the victim, Samoa...
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi
Apia, SAMOA — Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi says there is no more room for excuses when it comes to efforts to address domestic violence. Tuilaepa made the comment during the Samoa launch of the European Union-United Nations Spotlight Initiative on Tuesday. Held at Taumeasina...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The District Court will hear today from Immigration, the status of a man charged with private peace disturbance and third degree assault (domestic violence). James Aru, a citizen of Vanuatu, made his initial appearance in District Court yesterday morning where he entered...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — "The situation is different here, in that, one cannot comply with the law because another didn't comply." These were the words of District Court Judge Fiti Sunia last Thursday when Matai'a Mataio made his initial appearance after being charged with domestic violence....
 Deputy PM Fiame Naomi Mataafa, Minister of Women, Community and Social Development, Faimalotoa Kika Stowers, and Sister Vitolia Mo’a, Advocate and Academic.
Apia, SAMOA — Samoan men should take more responsibility during the holiday period to reduce domestic violence. That's the message from the Minister for Women, Faimalotoa Kika Stowers, who told TV1 that her ministry was continuing efforts to combat the problem. Faimalotoa urged men to drink in...
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...

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