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Tumuatasi Lefatia, a.k.a MAMA
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Owner of the LE AUTE Sports Bar was arrested and charged last week for unlawful possession of meth and marijuana, as a result of a raid early last Wednesday morning conducted by armed detectives from the DPS Vice & Narcotics Unit, along with other police officers...
Congresswoman Amata and U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao earlier this year on Capitol Hill.
Washington, D.C. — Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed over $23.3 million in federal resources to American Samoa for much-needed airport renovation projects to improve the pavement. “This is a sizable grant for our Pago Pago International Airport, and it is great news for us this week,”...
District Court Judge Fiti Sunia
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa is not a Flea Market was the message from District Court Judge Fiti Sunia in dealing with the case of a man who has had a 4-year-old bench warrant since 2014, for failure to comply with conditions of his probation. Fa’amanatu Tugaga showed up in District...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The man accused of stealing a Samsung Galaxy S5 phone told the court that the allegations against him are true. Malala Lautaimi, 25, was initially charged with second degree robbery and stealing; however, under a plea agreement, he agreed to plead guilty to stealing, a...
Students and teachers are seen here crammed into the school’s walkways
Pago Page, AMERICAN SAMOA — Thursday it rained cats & dogs most of the day — unfortunate weather for the Nu'uuli Vocational Technical High School, which had a prayer assembly for its volleyball and football players. A first time teacher at the school posed the question: All the students won’t...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Chamber of Commerce met Thursday night to select new board members to fill four vacant slots where the guest speakers, Hyong Park and Frank Barron, both long serving members of the purse seiner and longliner fishing industries provided a sobering...
Lafaele Sefo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  A man from Le Aute who was released from custody pursuant to an order from District Court Judge Fiti Sunia after his case was dismissed yesterday, was re-arrested while waiting for a bus to go home. Lafaele Sefo — who also had a warrant in the High Court — appeared in...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 32-year-old woman from Ottoville accused of assaulting her husband while he was holding their 2-year-old daughter was arrested by police Wednesday night, and appeared in District Court yesterday morning for her initial appearance. She is represented by Assistant Public...
photo of U.S. National passport
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A federal judge has granted, in part, the American Samoa Government and Congresswoman Aumua Amata’s motion for “permissive intervention” in the US citizenship lawsuit, a court decision described by an attorney for the intervenors as “a victory for the people of American...
aerial photo of the Ofu Airport
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Port Administration has confirmed that two projects for the Airport Division have been awarded to US-based Woolpert, a national architecture, engineering and geospatial (AEG) company, which announced yesterday in a national news release that the company has been signed...

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