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Fono Fautasi crew
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Fono Fautasi crew, just before heading out for rowing practice this past Wednesday evening. The 30+ young and new faces are from various villages around the territory, and they will be led by House Speaker Savali Talavou Ale, who will join the team for the first time...
Iseulaolemoana III crew, Fatatogo village
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Boys in Blue of the Iseulaolemoana III will be representing Fagatogo at tomorrow's Flag Day fautasi race, set to start at 11 a.m. The hope is to bring home the ‘Mua’. Fautasi Five 2019 is proudly presented by Congresswoman Aumua Amata. Captain Taesaliali’i Lefiti...
Manulele Tausala crew,Nuuuli Village
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The oldest fautasi still gliding through competition today is the Manulele Tausala or the Low Rider a.k.a. Le Toea’ina — the only fautasi from the 90s. But age doesn't matter, as the Low Rider has been the biggest threat to other competitors in recent Flag Day fautasi...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 41-year-old father of six, accused of sexually abusing a 13-year-old girl, has pled guilty. Onosa’i Molesi, who is out on a $10,000 surety bond, appeared in court last week for a Change of Plea hearing. Assistant Public Defender Rob McNeill represented Molesi, while...
American Samoa Executive Office Building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In an effort to “provide accurate financial reports” for LBJ Medical Center, the Lolo Administration has again moved to repeal a current law pertaining to the hospital’s $5 million loan made more than 10 years ago to pay off long-outstanding debts at the time. The loan...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Bail of $5,000 has been set for a man accused of hitting a high school student on the head with a tree branch. Teofilo Kuka made his initial appearance in District Court this past Monday, April 18th. He is charged with second degree assault, a felony punishable by a jail...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who refused to leave Lions Park after curfew and allegedly yelled profanities at police officers made his initial appearance in District Court this past Monday. Elekana Robinson is charged with public peace disturbance for an incident that occurred last Saturday,...
Students from Tafuna Elementary School
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Police have identified a student who allegedly broke in to Tafuna Elementary School (early this week) after which several items were stolen. Meanwhile, the Department of Education (ASDOE) has started installing security cameras at public high schools, to be followed by...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Bail is set at $10,000 for a man accused of stealing a woman's credit card and then using it at a local gas station. David McFall appeared in District Court yesterday morning on an arrest warrant. He is charged with stealing, forgery, and fraudulent use of a credit...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man from Samoa accused of assaulting his 59-year-old uncle with a shovel, and then damaging the elderly man's vehicle has entered into a plea agreement with the government. Tua Faapoi, 26, was initially charged with second degree assault and first degree property...

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