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Stacking up tires cleaned up from the bottom of Malaloa Marina
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Last Friday, November 9th, members of the Fagota Mo Taeao planning committee volunteered to lead an underwater cleanup of the DMWR Malaloa Marina, to promote the upcoming Fagota Mo Taeao ("Fishing for the Future") Open Fishing Tournament. The cleanup was led by local...
Dist Court Judge Fiti Sunia
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 40-year-old man from the west side was arrested this week on the allegation that he assaulted his wife, after she told their neighbor that he is selling drugs. To protect the identity of victims in domestic cases, Samoa News does not identify the defendants by name....
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The three inmates accused of escape from confinement in July of this year from the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) have pled guilty. Andrew Peters, also known as Luao Fagota, Jason Isaiah Muasau and Vatia Tugaga appeared in High Court last week for their Change...
G.H.C. Reid, Co. Ltd, General Manager, Cherith Lober and StarKist ASG liaison, Taotasi Archie Soliai
Tafuna, AMERICAN SAMOA — “Vailima, Samoa’s Own Beer” has reached an exciting milestone as it celebrated its 40th anniversary since it was established in Samoa and 35 years here in American Samoa.  An elaborate celebration was hosted by its exclusive distributor in American Samoa, G.H.C. Reid &...
Fiu John Saelua
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Governor’s Chief of Staff has pled no contest to third degree assault, a class C misdemeanor, punishable by 15 days imprisonment and a fine of $300. Fiu John Saelua is scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 7, 2018 for sentencing. Saelua appeared in District Court...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Detectives from the DPS Vice & Narcotics Unit have arrested two men for unlawful possession of illegal drugs. James Stuart was arrested at the Veterans Memorial Stadium in Tafuna last Friday. Togamamao John Letuligasenoa, a passenger on the Hawaiian Airlines flight...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 46-year-old man from Fiji, who was arrested earlier this year on allegations that he sexually assaulted a 16-year old girl, has informed the court that he wants a jury trial. Manoa Niukavu, 46, is a Fijian national who was employed as an X-ray technician at the LBJ...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata
Washington, D.C. — Grants for technology support for American Samoa Dept. of Homeland Security and another $560,000 for Coral Reef Conservation were announced last week by Congresswoman Aumua Amata. $335,000 IN FEDERAL TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT Congresswoman Aumua Amata is welcoming $335,000 in federal...
 (l-r): Koneferenisi Purcell, Geraldine Ofisa, Da In Myung, Emily Kennach, Gloria Park, Sophie Young.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Science/Health Division of the Office of Curriculum and Instruction, American Samoa Department of Education has announced the top winners of the 31st annual High School Science Symposium - STEM related competition for high school students. The high school science...
fire ants compared to the size of a dime
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Department of Agriculture and the American Samoa Community College’s (ASCC) entomology lab have detected a new ant pest on Tutuila. Dr. Casper Vanderwoude of the University of Hawaii Ant Lab has confirmed the new invader to be the little fire ant,...

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