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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa government officials have been told that the North Korean cargo ship Wise Honest has a $US100 million insurance policy which would cover any mishap while the vessel is in the territory. The Director of Port Administration Taimalelagi Dr Claire Poumele said...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The court delivered a strong message last week during the sentencing of Apelu Jr Falaniko, 23, convicted of violating local drug laws, saying a lot of young people are taking the many opportunities available to them lightly, wasting their time and not utilizing it wisely...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The case against Nelson Dorson who was charged with unlawful possession of illegal drugs last year was dismissed by the High Court last week, after Chief Justice Michael Kruse granted the government’s motion to dismiss the case. Dorson was represented by Assistant Public...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who stole money from his parents to buy meth from Le Aute begged the court for another chance so he can care for his elderly parents — the victims of his actions. Faavaetumau Anetone who has been in custody since his arrest, unable to post a $5,000 cash bond...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Community College held its 70th Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 17, 2019 — with 65 graduates. Acting Governor, Lt. Gov. Lemanu Peleti Sialega Mauga gave special remarks. in lieu of Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga, who continues to be off-island due to...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 42-year-old taxi driver accused of unlawful possession of a glass pipe containing methamphetamine has pled guilty. Ben Lauofo appeared in High Court last week for his Change of Plea. He was represented by Assistant Public Defender Ryan Anderson, while prosecuting the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man charged with third degree assault and public peace disturbance has been released on his own recognizance, and is ordered to maintain the peace at home. Edward Schwenke made his initial appearance in District Court yesterday morning. His next court appearance is...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man convicted of stealing was ordered to serve 28 months at the TCF and pay restitution of $740 to the victim, as conditions of his 7-year probation. Fereti Alesana, 26, appeared in court last week for sentencing. He has been in custody since his arrest last year,...
Congresswoman Amata introduced Assistant Secretary Domenech in the U.S. Senate during his confirmation hearing.
Washington, D.C. — Doug Domenech, U.S. Department of the Interior assistant secretary, insular and international affairs, applauded President Donald J. Trump for signing the Executive Order on Economic Empowerment of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders or AAPI. “I applaud the specific recognition...
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Washington, D.C. — The Social Security Administration has announced the most popular baby names in American Samoa, Guam, and Northern Mariana Islands for 2018. Olivia and Lucas topped the list. The top five boys and girls names for 2018 in American Samoa, Guam, and Northern Mariana Islands were:...

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