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  by Ausage Fausia Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The preliminary examination (PX) for the second defendant in the Petesa drug raid last June where cops allegedly found a glass pipe containing a small quantity of methamphetamine took place yesterday afternoon, with District Court Judge Fiti Sunia...
Port Administration Department deputy director, Chris King (left) and Port director Taimalelagi Dr. Claire Poumele
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Port Administration Department deputy director, Chris King (left) and Port director Taimalelagi Dr. Claire Poumele, responding to various questions during yesterday’s Fono Joint Budget Committee hearing on the department’s FY 2019 budget. Among the issues raised is the...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The territory is the recipient of two grants — one for a number of tsunami preparations and the other for American Samoa’s Family Professional Partnership and Children with Special Health Care Needs programs. OVER $650,000 FOR LOCAL HOMELAND SECURITY Washington, D.C. —...
Watch Commander, Mosese Lomu with a big smile on his face (left) and Police Officer, Toloa Koonwaiyou (right)
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Two DPS police officers who were assigned to the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) have been arrested and are now charged in connection with the shooting that occurred in Leone two weeks ago involving an inmate who allegedly escaped from confinement, which resulted...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — To fully comply with the federal REAL ID Act, the Lolo Administration is proposing major changes to current law for issuing driver’s licenses, and a new provision is being proposed that would allow a “driving privilege card” to be issued. Enacted in 2005, the REAL ID Act...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A woman who requested police assistance at her residence in Leone and reported that a 50-year old woman who rents her house damaged a door inside her home was arrested by police this week and accused of assaulting two people. According to the government’s case against...
House Speaker Savali Talavou Ale
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — There’s a call for the Department of Public Safety to conduct another round of public awareness on the law and rules of the road when it comes to the “roundabout” on the airport road. The call surfaced Monday during the DPS fiscal year 2019 budget hearing, where House...
Rendering of proposed new Fono Building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Agriculture Department director, Filifaatali Mike Fuiava, revealed during his department’s fiscal year 2019 budget hearing last week that the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved $500,000 to American Samoa for farms damaged as a result of Tropical Storm Gita...
TCF sign and entrance
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Drugs entering the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) and prisoners having access to drugs have been an ongoing problem in the territory. This week, drugs and drug paraphernalia were allegedly found at the TCF in Tafuna during a shakedown by the DPS Vice &...
District Court Judge Fiti Sunia
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  The case of another male from Samoa with two different names was heard in District Court last week. Pelesasa Faalemiga appeared in court last Friday pursuant to a bench warrant that was signed and issued by Judge Fiti Sunia, when Faalemiga failed to appear multiple...

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