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Amata and other rally participants holding signs
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — More than 50 people, including men and young children, gathered before dawn yesterday morning for a rally against domestic violence, with organizers and speakers calling for a united front against such criminal behavior. The rally also called attention to the latest...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — What will happen to students, including local ones, who were set to graduate this year from Argosy University Hawaii's local campus? Will WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) accredit their degrees? Does Samoa News also have information on how to obtain...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata at the rally.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A rally against Domestic Violence is being held this morning, June 10, 2019, at 6 a.m in Fagatogo — organized by supporters to speak out against is the issue of breaking silence on domestic violence — an issue that has come to the forefront of our community this month....
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Probation Office is asking the High Court for an Order to Show Cause (OSC) hearing against Samuelu Sofara, on the allegation that he violated conditions of his probation, after he tested positive for methamphetamine and marijuana. Sofara — while on probation — was...
Faletoa Ulufale and Robert Fenton
Honolulu, HAWAII — Faletoa Ulufale, Assistant TEMCO manager, was one of 13 participants of the "Train the Trainer" course, which was held 22-26 April 2019 in coordination with IMCOM-Pacific, Regional Health Command Pacific, and Navy Medical Command Hawaii. USARPAC added 11 new instructors and 2 new...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Department of Homeland Security (DHS) director Samana Semo Ve’ave’a has confirmed that their investigation regarding claims of a woman from Samoa whom authorities allege is trying to extort money from prominent local men, is nearing completion. The woman in the middle of...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young man convicted of stealing from his former employer has been sentenced to 20 months detention, as a condition of his 5-year probation term. Execution of his jail term is suspended for Laupama Filisi, who was formerly employed by T&M Mart in Tafuna. He will...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The High Court has taken under advisement, inmate Levi Ugapo’s request for work release, so he could earn money to pay the $1,300 restitution that was ordered by the court when he was sentenced September of last year. Ugapo’s defense attorney, Assistant Public Defender...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  A 38-year old man accused of forcibly entering a Malaeimi home with the intent of making sexual contact with a 15-year-old girl who was inside her bedroom sleeping, was sentenced last week to 20 months imprisonment as part of a 5-year probation term. However, the wife...
ASGERF director Talia Iaulualo and Dr. Alok Sharma, CEO/ Pres of Stratus Silver Lining, Inc.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Executive Director of the ASG Employees' Retirement Fund (ASGERF) Iaulualo Talia Faafetai says there is enough capacity in the Hawaiki cable to accommodate outside tech giants who want to set up shop in American Samoa. Iaulualo was speaking at a press conference this...

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