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Chief Credit Officer of the Territorial Bank of American Samoa (TBAS), Greg Thygesen, along with TBAS Chief Operating Officer Makerita Polu
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  “The key to our success is your support…You are the foundation of our success”. These words, according to the Chief Credit Officer of the Territorial Bank of American Samoa (TBAS), Greg Thygesen, is what TBAS is all about. And that is, serving the local community’s...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Seven members of the Nuuuli Church of Christ, including senior preachers, were arrested Sunday night on the allegation that they assaulted a couple from the church. The defendants spent the night at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) before they made their...
The late Tongan Prime Minister, Samielu ‘Akilisi Pohiva
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has joined leaders of the Pacific region in expressing condolences over the passing of Tonga’s Prime Minister, Samielu ‘Akilisi Pohiva, who died last Thursday at an Auckland hospital (Wednesday in American Samoa), at the age of 78. The Tongan...
LBJ Medical Center dialysis staff from the west side, along with dialysis administration
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  To honor the dedicated nephrology nurses who care for patients with kidney disease, the second full week in September each year is designated as Nephrology Nurses Week. In 2019, Nephrology Nurses Week was celebrated Sept. 8-14. Together with registered nurses and...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The driver of a blue truck in which investigators allegedly found a bag containing a white crystalline substance and drug paraphernalia has been arrested and charged with unlawful possession of drugs. Tevita Laki, a.k.a. “Devi” made his initial appearance in District...
Photo of LBJ Hospital sign
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — LBJ Medical Center chief executive officer Faumuina John Faumuina has informed lawmakers that one big challenge faced by the only hospital in the territory is the recruitment of local Samoan nurses and doctors. Faumuina said this when he appeared last Wednesday before...
Territorial Correctional Facility, TCF
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who was convicted by the District Court for assaulting his wife has been ordered to spend 10 days at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) as a condition of a 12-month probation term. The detention period will see the defendant spending 5 straight weekends at...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young man from Tafuna with a long criminal history entered into a plea agreement with the government last week before District Court Judge Elvis P. Patea.. Lavea’i Olotupu, who is on probation, was initially charged with 4 misdemeanors including 2 counts of third...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — An 18-year-old male has been arrested and charged on the allegation that he assaulted his 18-year-old girlfriend and threatened to kill her and her family. John Iele made his initial appearance before District Court Judge Elvis P. Patea last week. Prosecuting the case is...
Sagitea Filoiali’i, the new ASG Workmen’s Compensation Commissioner
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Sagitea Filoiali’i, the new ASG Workmen’s Compensation Commissioner, testified last week Friday for the first time before the Fono Joint Budget Committee on his office’s FY 2020 budget proposal of $255,000. The ASG Workmen’s Compensation Division employs seven people....

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