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MAN ACCUSED OF ASSAULTING HIS WIFE A 34-year-old man who has been wanted by the District Court since May of last year for not appearing at many of his court hearings was arrested by police this week after he allegedly assaulted his wife in the presence of his two young daughters. The defendant...
Commerce Department director Keniseli Lafaele says the US Congress has extended the EB-5 Investor Immigrant Program to the end of next week, while two other ASG officials hope for a further extension of the program, that would attract foreign investors to American Samoa. DOC announced in late...
As part of the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) Nursing Department’s commitment to serving the public, nine students in the Practical Nursing program traveled to the Manu’a islands of Ofu and Olosega in mid-November to conduct their yearly Community Outreach Project as a component of the...
LOLO SIGNS BILL AMENDING TBAS STATUTE Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has signed into law legislation that amends the Territorial Bank of American Samoa statute by deleting several provisions of the law pertaining to the bank’s “Holding Company — Territorial Bancorp Holding Company." The measure,...
A 27-year-old man who escaped from the District Court last week during his initial appearance has been slammed by District Court Judge Fiti Sunia with a $100,000 cash bond, after the government filed additional charges against him. Police arrested Timata Naea last week, after a long chase by police...
While many in American Samoa are spending the Holiday Season with their families and loved ones, LBJ Medical Center young patients and Territorial Correctional Facility inmates will only have limited time with their loved ones. It was with this in mind that Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga, First Lady...
Some 60 plus youth attended on Monday, this week, the official opening of the Department of Youth and Women’s Affairs (DYWA) Youth Academy program at the Pago Pago Community Center. The participants were selected from youth around the island, who had submitted their applications for employment in...
Members of the SSY (Slimmer Stronger You) Facebook Group pose for a photo after a successful meet and greet event Dec. 8 at the VA Center in Tafuna. The event saw more than 100 members come together to meet, share stories on their weight loss journey in order to motivate and inspire each other on...
A 21-year-old man from Samoa has been sentenced to 28 months in jail for having a sexual relationship with a minor at the beginning of this year. Peniamina Faatauvelo, was found guilty and sentenced by Chief Justice Michael Kruse in the High Court last Friday. The 15-year-old victim knew the...
  A man who has been accused of stealing goods valued at $9,600 from an Asian store has been arrested and is being held in custody without bail. Ioane Faimata is charged with 3 felonies:  first degree burglary, possession of a burglar’s tools, and stealing. He made his initial appearance in the...

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