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 Sandra King Young
Washington, D.C. — Right now, there are dozens of patients — U.S. citizens — in New Zealand hospitals who are fighting the clock. They have only a few weeks to recover and get home to the tiny island of American Samoa, a U.S. territory in the South Pacific. "We have a cancer patient that is coming...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of stabbing another man with a knife last week is now in custody after he was arrested by police. Auau Papalii made his initial appearance before Judge Elvis P. Patea. Prosecuting the case is Assistant Attorney General Jason Mitchell, while Assistant Public...
A team from the local Dept. of Health - stationed at the Pago Pago International Airport
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A resident or non-resident of American Samoa who is 63-years old or older entering or departing to/ from Samoa or other places where there is a measles outbreak, are “immune” to measles and not required to provide proof of immunization shots. This is according to the...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Three House Representatives filed their opposition motion to the Trial Division of the High Court of American Samoa last week in response to the American Samoa Economic Development Authority’s (ASEDA) motion to dismiss a complaint by the three over the use of proceeds of...
ASTCA building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — ASTCA services were not affected by ASPA’s November 17 power outage. Unfortunately, customers without battery back-up or generators were unable to use their land-line (dial-tone) telephones and broadband internet. Mobile customers were not affected, except in the village...
Fishing vessel Jeanette on fire at the dock in Pago Pago harbor
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The “probable cause” of the fire and sinking of the fishing vessel Jeanette last December was — among other things — “inadequate crew training”, according to a Nov. 8th federal investigation report by the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), publicly released...
Mosese Lomu
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Jury instructions and opening statements for the jury trial of a former Police Watch Commander at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) charged in connection with the shooting that occurred in Leone last year involving an inmate who allegedly escaped from...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Police arrested two men last week on allegations of stealing items from The Troop store (PX), as well as illegal drug possession. The drugs were discovered during a body search of one of the men and in the rental car they were using. Both men are identified as members of...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 23-year-old man who was convicted of stealing was released from custody last week, after the High Court determined that the 14 months he served at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF), to await sentencing, was enough. Alatise Kolio, under a plea agreement with...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata announced she has cosponsored H.R.4305, the Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers (PAWS) for Veterans Therapy Act, introduced by Representative Steve Stivers (R-OH). The PAWS for Veterans Therapy Act will create a special pilot program within the...

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