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A man convicted of violating local drug laws has been sentenced to 5 years to the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF). According to the government, cops arrested Mark Valaau Jr last year and found drugs inside his vehicle and on him, while he was on probation for a 2014 conviction. Valaau Jr,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who was convicted of misdemeanor stealing has been ordered to serve 60 days at the Tafuna Correctional Facility (TCF), as a condition of a 12-month probation sentence. Mikaele Mauga has been in custody since May, this year. He was initially charged with public...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The jury trial of an inmate accused of escape from confinement and allegedly shooting a man in Leone in the early morning hours of August 12, 2018 is continued until November of this year. Manu Lefatia’s trial was scheduled to kick-off yesterday morning. The defendant,...
ATM for the Territorial Bank of American Samoa (TBAS), located at the entrance to the former Tafuna branch of Bank of Hawaii.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The newest ATM for the Territorial Bank of American Samoa (TBAS), is located at the entrance to the former Tafuna branch of Bank of Hawaii. TBAS is taking over the facility, after BoH officially closed its local operation at the close of business last Friday, Aug. 16,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Airport surveillance cameras, upgrade to the  conveyer belt, runway shoreline protection and parking lot expansion, are some of the current and ongoing projects for Pago Pago International Airport, according to a Port Administration Department presentation at a recent...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — One of the two women accused of stealing money from Western Union's local agent, Pacific Holdings American Samoa, has entered into a plea agreement with the government. Lagavale Sasa, a.k.a. Lana, appeared before Associate Justice Fiti Sunia last Friday morning for a...
A screenshot of an October 1987 group photo of  those who attended the 16th South Pacific Chiefs of Police Conference
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Some of the delegates for the three-day 48th Pacific Islands Chiefs of Police (PICP) Conference, which opens Wednesday at the Ottoville Professional Building in Tafuna, started arriving over the weekend for the PICP Women’s Advisory Network (WAN) Chair’s Meeting, that...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of fraudulently using another person’s credit card has admitted to the stealing charge against him. Vaosa Igafo appeared in court last Friday morning for a Change of Plea hearing. Prosecuting the case was Assistant Attorney General Christy Dunn, while...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — An inmate who is serving a lengthy sentence for the murder of his brother several years ago in Aunu’u, appeared in District Court last Friday on the allegation that he stabbed another inmate with a knife inside the TCF last week.  Faufano Faauliuli is charged with one...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A “Transition Plan” is being developed for the proposed merging of KVZK-TV — the Office of Public Information — with the American Samoa TeleCommunications Authority (ASTCA), according to ASTCA board chairman Iulogologo Joseph Pereira. Reports of KVZK-TV coming under the...

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