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American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who allegedly slashed two tires on his wife's truck has been arrested and charged with third degree property damage. Michael Adams made his initial appearance in District Court this past week, where he entered a 'not guilty' plea to the single charge against him....
Congresswoman Amata with Chairman Johnny Isakson
Washington, D.C. —  Aumua Amata took part in a Joint Senate/House veterans hearing, attended by hundreds of veterans at the U.S. Capitol. She also welcomed passage of a bill containing better Pacific volcano monitoring, and studying the possibility of future observatories in American Samoa, Guam...
Nadine Solofa-Taufa’asau (right), talks with ASCC student
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Business & Professional Women (BPW) of Pago Pago collaborated with the Business Department at the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) to present the lunchtime seminar “Make That Job Yours!” on Thursday, Feb. 21. ASCC Business majors and other students, along...
Just say no to marijuana
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 27-year-old man who was convicted of giving marijuana cigarettes to a high school student was ordered by the court to immediately depart the territory, and remain outside of its borders for the duration of his probation term, which is 12 years. Tavita Mariota, who...
Thomas Siaumau
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Day three of the case against Thomas Siaumau saw the government call only one witness to the stand — DPS evidence custodian, Officer Zenophia Jennings, who has been on the police force for over 15 years, with four of them as Evidence Custodian. The focus of day three was...
U.S.Capitol Building
Washington, D.C. — A US Coast Guard vessel for border protection, extending a federal tax credit to benefit the canneries, federal cabotage policy and education improvements are among other priorities that American Samoa shared — via a written statement from Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga — with the US...
Territorial Correctional Facility, TCF
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Simanu Tofa was sentenced this past Monday following a plea agreement that was accepted by the District Court. Tofa, charged in three separate criminal matters, not including an order to show case for probation revocation and a High Court case that is set to go to a jury...
Officials from the Missouri Valley College
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A group of sports officials, representatives from the Missouri Valley College (MVC) visited American Samoa this week for recruiting purposes, to give local student-athletes the opportunity to come to their school. The group was led by Greg Silvey, the director of...
Lt. Gov. Lemanu Sialega Palepoi Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Governor’s Office released Thursday night a statement — all in Samoan — from Lt. Gov. Lemanu Sialega Palepoi Mauga, who is also the acting governor, on “the matter of Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga’s condition”, but the statement didn’t provide any specific details. The...
Argosy University logo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Argosy University’s participation in the student financial aid — Title IV — programs has been terminated by the US Department of Education, which gave an effective date of Feb. 27th, which is also the date of a USDOE letter to Mark E. Dottore, the federal court-appointed...

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