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In this file photo, then-Assistant Secretary for Insular Affairs, Lupesinaosamoa Esther Kia’aina delivered the keynote address of at the 2016 Flag Day celebration
Pago Pago, AMERICANN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga is currently in Honolulu attending meetings and will also attend the launch of the Hawai’i leg of the Hawaiki submarine cable. Gov. Lolo’s executive Assistant Iulogologo said the governor, who left the territory last Thursday night, is “...
Tautua Letasi outside of the High Cour
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Chief Justice Michael Kruse has declared a mistrial in the Tautua Letasi drug case, after the jury was unable to reach a unanimous verdict. Immediately after Kruse delivered his decision, prosecutor, Assistant Attorney General, Woodrow Pengelly asked the court to set...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young man from Mesepa with a long criminal history entered into a plea agreement with the government last week during court proceedings before District Court Judge Fiti Sunia. Vaimauga Filisi, who is on probation, was initially charged with 4 misdemeanors including 2...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Sen. Magalei Logovi’i is the sponsor of a proposed law which regulates public and private nuisance, and if enacted, provides a new section to the local statute, which currently covers only public and private peace disturbance — a misdemeanor crime that has been on the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Intrafish Marketplace is reporting that many sectors of the fishing industry are in a state of shock over the China-US trade battle, and they're scrambling to measure its impact. */ In its latest report, Undercurrent News says US tuna canning company Bumble Bee Foods ...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — On Monday, September 24, 2018, the Department of Health, with the support of Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga, cabinet members, legislature, government and non-government agencies, faith-based denominations and communities at large launched the lymphatic filariasis (LF)...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — During final arguments in the case between the American Samoa Government and Tautua Letasi, the defense attorney told jurors the government’s case against his client is all about “assumption”. Day 3 of Letasi’s trial saw the government wrapping up its case after...
 L-R Meafou Imo Peresetene o le MASI; Edwina Laina Lilomaiava Tanielu; Christine Dutrete; Miss Pcific Islands Matauaina Toomalatai, Talileleia Ifoitaua Fiatama'ita'i Tasi; Brittney Unasa Galo; ma Magalita Philomena Johnson. Tala o le tauvaga i le lomiga o le Lali.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Miss American Samoa beauty pageant will take place on Oct. 5, 2018 — a “Celebration of Pacific Island Beauty:, at the Gov. H. Rex Lee Auditorium.O le va'aiga i tamaita'i tausala tauva e to’alima lea ua amata tapenapena mo le latou fa'amoemoe ia Oketopa 5 mo le...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — District Court Judge, Fiti Sunia has dismissed the felony charge against one of the 3 TCF officers, charged in connection with the shooting that occurred in Leone last month — allegedly involving an inmate who is believed to have escaped from confinement — which resulted...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — After amending the Senate bill by including the words “elected officials”, the House yesterday approved the drug testing measure for all ASG employees in a 15-1 vote. The bill now returns to the Senate, whose members will decide whether they agree — or not — with the...

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