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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of burglarizing a Tafuna store has been arrested, pursuant to a warrant from the court. Joseph Faapito, 26, made his initial appearance in District Court last week. He is charged with first degree burglary and stealing, both class C felonies, punishable by...
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Pago Page, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 26-year-old man from Malaeimi accused of having sex with a 16-year-old girl multiple times has entered into a plea agreement with the government. Filemoni Sani appeared in High Court last week for a Change of Plea hearing. He is represented by Assistant Public Defender...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 39-year-old man from Samoa who was convicted of unlawful possession of meth has been ordered to depart the territory and remain outside of its borders as a condition of his 5-year probation term. Lafaele Anetone, who has been in custody since his arrest last year,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The federal appeals court in Washington D.C. has scheduled an oral arguments hearing early next month, for the American Samoa based, Manu’a’s Inc., dba Manu’a’s Discount Store petition against the US Secretary of Labor. Manu’a’s is appealing the US Occupational Safety...
The front section of the Special Education (SPED) classroom and office at Nu’uuli Vocational Technical High School.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Although this past Monday was a government holiday, a crew from the Department of Public Works’ DOE Maintenance Division showed up at the NVTHS SPED building to carry out repairs requested by Favela Isileli, a SPED specialist at the Home of the Wildcats. Rep. Larry...
Jersey receiving emergency surgery
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Pictured is an emergency surgery for an injured dog, Jersey, that was carried out in the back of a truck, in the dark, “because we have no certified veterinarian on island,” said local pet owner Ruth Glodowski. “We shouldn’t have to go through this,” she said, adding...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man from Vaitogi accused of attempting to assault his brother’s wife while she was holding her 18-month-old son was arrested last week. Fred Taavili Jr made his initial appearance in District Court where Judge Elvis P. Patea granted a motion from the defense attorney...
Fofo County Rep. Andra Samoa (left) being interviewed by Johan Bergendorff
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Fofo County Rep. Andra Samoa was interviewed late Saturday afternoon on the Leone village shoreline by Johan Bergendorff, global health correspondent of Sweden’s public broadcaster, Swedish Radio on climate change and sea level rise impacting Leone village. Rep. Samoa...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The case against the 46-year-old man from Samoa charged with second degree assault, felonious restrain, and public peace disturbance for allegedly trying to kill his wife has been bound over to High Court where arraignment will take place this morning.  (Samoa News is...
Tofiga Sefo Fepulea’i with writer/director Stallone Vaiaoga-Ioasa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Tickets have been selling out, and people can’t stop talking about ‘Take Home Pay.’ Not only does it star renowned Samoan comedian Tofiga Sefo Fepulea’i, it was also written and directed by Stallone Vaiaoga-Ioasa, the creative mind behind two other popular movies: “Three...

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