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Territorial Correctional Facility, TCF
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man serving a 5-year sentence for a drug conviction from last November now has 5 more years tacked on to his time at the TCF, after the High Court yesterday revoked his 2009 probation for failing to pay a $5,000 fine and make his monthly visits to the Probation Office...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Despite the hard work by several police officers to arrest Sopi Senio after trying to locate him for several months — pursuant to an arrest warrant from the court on the allegation that he failed to comply with conditions of his probation — Associate Justice Fiti Sunia...
ASPA crew members clearing tree branches that fell on top of primary lines in Alofau village,
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — This Tuesday, Feb. 12th, photo provided by the American Samoa Power Authority (ASPA) shows crew members clearing tree branches that fell on top of primary lines in Alofau village, after the Methodist Church — heading east. As reported by Samoa News yesterday, a power...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —The District Court dismissed yesterday, the government's case against Ralph Otto. Samoa News understands the issue had to do with police reports. Based on information that was revealed in court, the investigating officer claims the report was turned in; but yesterday,...
Rep. Amata offering an amendment to the Veterans Child Care Bill
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata supported the Veterans Access to Child Care Act, H.R. 840, which passed the House with a bipartisan vote of 400-9 including an amendment by Rep. Amata. Congresswoman Amata’s amendment, which was passed Thursday by voice vote, specified that these child...
Rendering of proposed new Fono Building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A resolution introduced in the House last week requests the Board of the American Samoa Government Employees' Retirement Fund (ASGERF) and its Executive Director to follow the provision of P.L 30-5; P.L 30-14 and P.L 30-29 — specifically the reversion of the limit on...
Education director Dr. Ruth Matagi-Tofiga
  Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Six public schools on the east side of Tutuila affected by yesterday morning’s power outage, had their regular classes canceled, while staff and administrators reported to work as usual. The power outage started around 4a.m and Samoa News understands that the outage...
 Young scientists from the Elementary Division (K-8) representing local and private schools
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Young scientists from the Elementary Division (K-8) representing local and private schools yesterday, during the first day of the 36th Annual American Samoa Science Fair 2019 themed: "Spirit of Discovery" and hosted at the SFC Konelio Pele Army Reserve Center in Tafuna....
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young woman who admitted to assaulting a female student because of something she posted on social media has been sentenced to 12 months probation. Mala Mataiao, 18, was initially charged with public peace disturbance and third degree assault. But yesterday in District...
Tualauta Rep. Larry Sanitoa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Tualauta Rep. Larry Sanitoa is urgently requesting Legislative Financial Officer (LFO) Talalemotu Mauga to acquire several financial reports from the Territorial Bank of American Samoa (TBAS). In a letter to Mauga, Sanitoa said that pursuant to ASCA 28.0209 “Reporting...

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