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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Trial Division of the High Court, along with attorneys from both sides, are now prepared to move forward with the jury trial for the former Executive Director of the American Samoa Government's Employees' Retirement Fund. This was finalized yesterday when Luatua...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “Whenever the court releases an individual to the custody of Immigration, that means immigration has the responsibility to make sure those individuals are not hard to find. Now, the defendant is no longer under your custody and he’s also not present in court today, so,...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 39-year-old man from Aua who was arrested last week for allegedly assaulting his wife told police that a secret affair between his wife and a neighbor caused him to beat up the mother of his 3 young children. The matter was reported to police by a neighbor who heard...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Pacific Horizon School’s Graduating High School Class of 2018 numbered 17 this year. The 13th Annual Commencement ceremony was held at the Gov. H. Rex Lee Auditorium on Saturday, May 19, 2018. Attending special guests included Lt. Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga, Tapa’au Dr....
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The DPS Vice & Narcotics Unit is investigating the case involving seven packages containing a crystalline substance that were discovered in the LBJ Hospital's mail last week. So far, no person has been arrested or treated as a suspect in this case. Samoa News...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Concerns have been voiced with the US National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) over the short period of time for public comments on a major proposed rule making, covering several aspects of fisheries, and a Florida based fishery company says many people in American Samoa...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga was scheduled to depart yesterday for Apia to attend Samoa’s Independence Day celebration on June 1st - Friday in Samoa, Thursday in American Samoa. This year marks the 56th anniversary since the Independent State of Samoa — also known as...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who unlawfully entered a house at night and attempted to rape a 15-year-old girl last year was sentenced to 28 months in prison, as a condition of a 7-year probation sentence. William Otto, 24, was initially charged with second-degree burglary and first-degree...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With the US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) winding down its local operations, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has urged cabinet members, who oversee ASG property damaged by Tropical Storm Gita, to complete their respective assessments while FEMA officials are still...
The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is mailing new Medicare cards to protect the safety and security of people with Medicare benefits. The new Medicare cards no longer contain a person’s Social Security number, but rather a unique, randomly assigned Medicare number that...

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