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JR Hall during the 2015 Samoana Jazz & Arts Fest
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — If your idea of a great weekend includes smooth sounds, a jaw dropping fashion show, and fun with friends - then you’re in luck. It’s all happening Saturday night — at the Fatuoaiga Hall. Fantastic Voyage 2019 is proud to bring together under one roof - after 30 years —...
Falaniko Fetoai
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The driver of a truck from Leloaloa, who was convicted of injuring two people, is going to jail — for 10 years. Falaniko Fetoai, who has been in custody on a ‘no bail’ status since his arrest on Nov. 28, 2017 was sentenced yesterday morning in High Court. He was...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young man accused in a string of thefts was arrested Tuesday night, after he allegedly stole clothing and jerseys belonging to several rugby team players at Veterans Memorial Stadium. Fatu Lolo made his initial appearance before District Court Judge Elvis P. Patea...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 27-year-old man accused of unlawful possession of illegal drugs has entered into a plea agreement with the government. He will be sentenced August 2. Ronald Alexander Pickering III, who is out on a $5,000 cash bond, appeared in court yesterday morning for a Change of...
Local volunteer Sai holds a patient's mouth open
Tafuna, AMERICAN SAMOA — Since veterinarian, Dr. Kristen Jensen, departed our territory in January, this community has watched a steady increase in the dog population due to the lack of spay and neuter services she provided for the last four years. Pleas for help bombarded Facebook, Instagram, and...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata addressing the panel
Washington, D.C.— Congresswoman Aumua Amata took part in a House Veterans’ Affairs Committee (HVAC) hearing that focused on whistleblowers at the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA). The hearing, titled ‘Learning from Whistleblowers at the Department of Veterans’ Affairs’, was held by the HVAC...
ASTCA building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa TeleCommunications Authority (ASTCA) has requested the US Federal Communications Commission’s Wireline Competition Bureau to reconsider its earlier denial of ASTCA’s waiver request for submission of Funding Year 2017 FCC Form 474 for the Schools and...
U.S. Federal District Courthouse in Honolulu
Honolulu, HAWAII — A written decision by a federal judge in Honolulu provides some details of civilian and medical experts’ testimonies during the trial of 3 Honolulu police officers who, according to a federal jury, didn’t use excessive force against an American Samoan man who died 4 years ago in...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — District Court Judge Elvis P. Patea has sentenced Faafetai Sauvao to 10 days behind bars after Sauvao — while on probation — was convicted of public peace disturbance. “This is how things work out in this courtroom,” Judge Patea said to Sauvao. “Once you violate a...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of dealing drugs in the territory has pled guilty to amended charges. Pierce Suapilimai, who has been in custody since his arrest last year - unable to post a $50,000 surety bond - appeared before Associate Justice Fiti Sunia yesterday morning for a Change...

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