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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of pointing a gun at another man in a threatening manner has told the court that the allegations against him are true. Sio Etuale-McMoore, who is out on a $5,000 surety bond, appeared in court last week for a Change of Plea hearing. Assistant Public...
McDonald's scholarship recipients and their parents
[please insert McD’s logo into story on front page. thanks Rhonda]     Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Four high school seniors and two ASCC graduates have been awarded a combined total of $56,000 in scholarship money to fund their education, thanks to the McDonald's American Samoa Scholarship Program...
U.S. Federal District Courthouse in Honolulu
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The attorney for the family of an American Samoan man, who died four years ago in downtown Honolulu, after being arrested by three Honolulu police officers, plans to appeal “for a better and just outcome” following the decision of a federal jury trial which sided with...
Lt. Gov. Lemanu Sialega Palepoi Mauga, who is also the acting governor
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Lt. Gov. Lemanu Palepoi Sialega Mauga, who is also acting governor, has relieved Jonathan Fanene of his duties as Department of Youth and Women’s Affairs (DYWA) director, and appointed the agency’s deputy, Pa’u Roy Ausage, as acting boss. Lemanu made the announcement in...
Tumuatasi Lefatia, a.k.a Mama, owner of Le Aute
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Trial Division of the High Court has taken under advisement a motion to suppress evidence by the owner of Le Aute Sports & Bar, Tumuatasi Lefatia, a.k.a MAMA, filed by her defense attorney, Marcellus Talaimalo Uiagalelei. Assistant Attorney General, Christy Dunn...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man, who pled guilty to possession of marijuana under a plea agreement with the government, will be sentenced next month in High Court. According to terms of the plea agreement, the case against Failauga Leiataua stems from an incident on Feb. 25, 2018 when the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of assaulting another man in a night club last year has entered into a plea agreement with the government. Joseph Aleluiah told the court that he hit the victim's head with a beer bottle on the night of Dec. 10, 2017, and what he did violated conditions of...
Taro plants
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The community is “responding favorably” to the American Samoa agriculture census, following an ongoing public awareness program, however the farmers are not. Farmers are refusing to provide information due to not being compensated from crop damage assessments following...
Talia Iaulualo and Dr. Alok Sharma
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Government Employees' Retirement Fund (ASGERF) is partnering with the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) to offer computer training courses for 2,000 local residents, under the direction of Stratus Silver Lining, Inc., a company based in San Jose...
Department of Youth and Women's Affairs Jonathan Fanene speaking at a cabinet meeting in 2015,
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The prosecution has filed four additional charges against Dept. of Youth and Women's Affairs (DYWA) director Jonathan Fanene, who has been released after posting a $100,000 surety bond. Fanene appeared in District Court yesterday morning for a preliminary examination...

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