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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 32-year old man who is accused of assaulting his wife inside their home in Aua while he was heavily intoxicated told police that he wanted to discipline his wife, because she mouths off to him in front of people.  The defendant spent one night at the Territorial...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata
Salt Lake City, UTAH — The federal court in Salt Lake City, Utah has scheduled for early next month a hearing to hear oral arguments on a joint request by the American Samoa Government and Congresswoman Aumua Amata to intervene in the US citizenship case. Court records show the hearing before US...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man charged with unlawful possession of methamphetamine has entered a guilty plea to a lesser charge. Henry Taulaga, 43, who was a bus driver when police arrested him on Jan. 19, 2018 was initially charged with a single count of unlawful possession of a controlled...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 39-year-old man from Iliili who is accused of using a piece of wood to assault another man has been arrested and charged with second degree assault, a felony; and two misdemeanor charges: property damage and unlawful use of a weapon. Alatini Etuale made his initial...
Port Administration director Taimalelagi Dr. Claire Poumele
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Department of Port Administration, in partnership with the Hawaii Maritime Licensing Center, has scheduled a four-week Captains Course to be held from Sept. 4-8 for individuals who want to pursue a career as a Master of ships up to 200 tons. Opened to the public, the...
Aumua Amata and US Interior Secretary, Ryan Zinke.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — US Interior Secretary, Ryan Zinke will visit American Samoa for the first time as head of the federal agency which has oversight of the US territories. The visit will be a refueling stopover in Pago Pago en route to the US, following meetings in the region. At yesterday’...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — While American Samoa’s mass drug administration (MDA) to eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis is set for next month, Samoa Government’s Ministry of Health launched last week its MDA, as shown in this photo posted on the Samoa Ministry of Health’s Facebook Page called, “...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The case of a Tongan national who was supposed to leave American Samoa after her sponsor terminated her sponsorship in 2016 was never presented to the Investigating Division of the Immigration Office for review, according to a senior immigration officer  (IO), who spoke...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has reached a “formal settlement” with a local company, which was contracted for crane service for a project at Manu’a’s Store at the Tafuna Industrial Park, during which three men were electrocuted and died...
Former DPS officer Junior Utuga when he was first arrested in March of last year
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — District Court Judge, Fiti Sunia gave one final piece of advice to a former DPS police officer, who was last assigned to the Juvenile Detention Center (JDC) — “If you miss any of your court appearances one more time, you will find yourself inside the Territorial...

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