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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Just over 15,500 registered voters are on the final voter roll for the Nov. 6, 2018 midterm elections. The final tally is a drop compared to previous midterm elections, in which electors cast ballots for the Congressional and local House of Representatives races. Chief...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The woman accused of trying to deliver a package containing a huge quantity of methamphetamine to the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) earlier this year in August was sentenced by District Court Judge Fiti Sunia to 30 days imprisonment on a separate case. Ienisei...
Ona o lenei aso Sa o le a alo ai le fanau i o latou faiva, ua fa'auia atu ai lenei fa'amanuiaga mai le Lali mo fanauiti uma o le atunu'u, latou faia'oga Aso Sa , matua fa'aleagaga sa gapatia i le tu'ufa'atasiga o le sao o le fanau, ina ia tima'ia matua ma aiga, ia tausisi i le amiotonu a le Atua i mea uma! "Ia manuia le Aso Sa Paepa'e o le Fanau!!"
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The annual White Sunday celebration, dedicated to the children of American Samoa, is this Sunday, Oct. 14th. Introduced in the islands by Christian missionaries in the 1800s, White Sunday has became a special holiday, with children being treated to the best — from White...
Swimming Coach, Zero Iaulualo with a special needs child during their swimming lessons in 2015 in conjunction with parents’ group PCSN Network.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — For children with special needs, the world can be a daunting place; for their parents and caregivers, it can be an overwhelming labor of love just to get through the day. Fortunately, in American Samoa, there are parents and caregivers ready to lend a hand and offer...
DPS prison guard Mosese Lomu
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — District Court Judge Fiti Sunia has dismissed without prejudice the felony count of tampering with public records against DPS prison guard Mosese Lomu, after the court was unable to find probable cause to bind the charge over to High Court for arraignment. However, the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 41-year-old woman from Pago Pago who is accused of walking around with a knife and threatening to stab her father and sister has been arrested. Katerina Tufele made her initial appearance in District Court this week. She was represented by Assistant Public Defender...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young man who was released by the District Court on his own recognizance last month after he entered a not guilty plea to third degree assault, property damage and trespass, is back in court for the same thing. Mark Alesana is being charged with six misdemeanors...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga and Lt. Gov. Lemanu Palepoi Sialega Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In a letter yesterday to “All business owners and Private Sector”, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga reaffirmed the American Samoa Government policy already in place, and that is - without a purchase order or service contract, invoices from businesses will not be paid. Samoa...
Ambassador Nikki Haley and Congresswoman Amata.
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata released the following statement in recognition of Ambassador Nikki Haley’s service representing the United States to the United Nations. “Ambassador Nikki Haley was a superb choice by President Trump for the important leadership post in our foreign...
District Court Judge Fiti Sunia
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 46-year-old man, who is a taxi driver, is being held on $50,000 bail on allegations that he raped his 16-year-old niece. Samoa News is withholding the name of the man to protect the identity of the victim in this matter. The victim’s father is the defendant’s first...

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