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photo of the TCF van
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A look at the van used by the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) to transport detainees. At a glance, it looks decent. But closer observation reveals problems that question the safety of not only the detainees, but also of the DPS officers whose duty it is to...
District Court Judge Fiti Sunia
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — "I guarantee you this: If you ever come back here (in court), you will have to find somewhere else to live or otherwise, you'll go to the TCF." This was the warning from District Court Judge Fiti Sunia this past Monday, Christmas Eve, to Ioane Setefano, 41, who is being...
Territorial Correctional Facility, TCF
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Vaitui Tavu'i's pre-trial conference is set for January 30, 2019. "You've been here before. If you don't want to stay home, go ahead and violate the terms of your probation." These were the words of District Court Judge Fiti Sunia yesterday morning when Vaitu'i Tavu'i...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man charged for public peace disturbance in the Malaloa area was released on his own recognizance this past Monday, Christmas Eve, under the condition that he maintain peace at home with his wife, and remain a law abiding citizen. Pulepule Anzac was arrested on the...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Three employees of O&O Enterprises in Nuuuli have been arrested and charged for their connection in an alleged scam that cost the company over $19,000 Kalala Leilua, Arona Ma'a, and Siueli Blake are facing multiple charges of stealing. All three are being held at the...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata (AS), meets with U.S. Army Soldiers from the 962nd Quartermaster Company (Mortuary Affairs), out of Fort Shafter, Hawaii, Dec. 25, 2018, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. Congressional delegates from American Samoa, New York, Pennsylvania and Texas were in Kuwait to visit troops during the holidays
Congresswoman Aumua Amata (AS), meets with U.S. Army Soldiers from the 962nd Quartermaster Company (Mortuary Affairs), out of Fort Shafter, Hawaii, Dec. 25, 2018, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. Congressional delegates from American Samoa, New York, Pennsylvania and Texas were in Kuwait to visit troops...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Feleti Niue appeared in District Court last Friday for a pretrial conference, where he pled guilty to third degree assault, a class A misdemeanor. When presiding Judge Fiti Sunia asked Niue to provide details of the incident, Niue said he assaulted his sister by striking...
STOP MARIJUANA GRAPHIC
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A plea agreement was reached in one of the government's two cases against Tavita Mariota, accused of giving marijuana to a minor. He was initially charged with one count of unlawful possession of a controlled substance (marijuana) with the intent to distribute, a felony...
Aumua with DOH director Motusa Tuileama Nua.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed a federal health care grant for mothers and children in American Samoa. “Federal funds make specialized programs possible, in this case serving our mothers, infants, and young children,” said Aumua Amata. “The accumulation of federal funding,...
Christmas greeting from Samoa News
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Christmas is a special day for Christians, and especially locally — where church congregations are intricately woven into the fine mat of the Samoan culture. American Samoa joins Christians around the world to celebrate the birth of Christ today, Dec. 25th. But Christmas...

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