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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 21-year-old man from Malaeimi has been arrested and is facing several charges for allegedly having sex with a 13-year old girl multiple times. Kose Logova’a made his initial appearance in District Court last week, where Judge Fiti Sunia established his surety bond in...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Government and Congresswoman Aumua Amata are maintaining that as the Territory’s elected representatives, they “are best situated to represent the American Samoan interest in self-determination” and “have a direct interest” in the US citizenship...
Colonel and Mrs. Tilo
Washington, D.C. — Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata attended a United States Air Force Change of Command Ceremony at which Colonel James S. Mehta formally relinquished Command of the Sixth Field Investigations to Colonel Vasaga Tilo, Jr., at a June 11 ceremony on Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoan Representative, Fialupe Fiaui Lutu, has re-introduced her bill aiming to increase the minimum marriage age for girls from 14 to 18. The reintroduction of the bill has been welcomed by woman's advocacy group, Pae ma Auli, which conducted a survey to gauge...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Joseph Yandall took the stand yesterday morning on the second day of his jury trial, and denied all the allegations made against him by the two alleged victims. Yandall, who is out on a $75,000 surety bond is charged with one count of child molestation, a felony which...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa Power Authority’s former managing director Paul Young, will be joining the staff of the Governor’s Office focusing — on among other things — promoting industry development. Samoa News had received information in the last three days that Young, who resigned...
participants at the 2018 Youth Empowerment Summit
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The main reason for last week’s “Youth Empowerment Summit on Self- Determination & Hope” was to help youth learn about current and critical issues on American Samoa’s political status and constitution. Another was to get a good indication of their views on these...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — One of the co-defendants in the Juvenile Detention Center (JDC) case who was convicted for threatening one of the government’s key witnesses and was also detained at the JDC was released from the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) last week, after the court...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Effective today, July 11, 2018, Hawaiian Airlines is reverting its flight schedules for Pago Pago arrivals and departures back to night time, which will be on Thursdays and Mondays — the regular twice a week service — and on Tuesdays, the extra summer flight through...
Rendering of proposed new Fono Building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Lawmakers convened Monday this week for the 4th Regular Session of the 35th Legislature. The Senate and House convened in their respective chambers and the priority issue on the Fono’s agenda for this session is the final budget for fiscal year 2019, which commences on...

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