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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A bus driver who allegedly poured a cup of hot coffee on the face of another bus driver was arrested by police last week. Suaese Ulusele made his initial appearance last week before District Court Judge Pro Tem Gwen Tauiliili-Langkilde. He is charged with third degree...
Just say no to marijuana symbol
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Associate Justice Fiti A. Sunia make it clear during the sentencing of a young woman convicted of unlawful possession of one hand-rolled marijuana cigarette last week that even if a person is convicted of unlawful possession of only a small quantity of marijuana, the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man charged with assaulting his wife with a metal pipe inside their home in the presence of their children has entered a ‘not guilty’ plea to the four charges against him —  public peace disturbance, 2 counts of third degree assault and endangering the welfare of a...
Pan American Airways “Samoan Clipper” flying boat in Pago Pago in December 1937.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With the assistance of the exploration vessel, EV Nautilus, the US-based Air/Sea Heritage Foundation is launching this week the search of Pan American Airways’ SKORSKY S-42 flying boat, called the “Samoan Clipper”, which crashed off Tutuila waters some 8 decades ago. The...
[l-r] Hawaiian Airlines cargo representatives Brad Matheny and Dana Knight along with Island Fisheries Inc., president Peter Lamy
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Lolo Administration efforts are underway to increase the volume of local fish supplies to aid the Island Fisheries Inc., fresh fish export operation — with target markets including Los Angeles and Japan. As previously reported by Samoa News, Island Fisheries has signed a...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata
Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed momentum for a bipartisan health bill, on which she is an original cosponsor, that would provide substantial new funding for Medicaid in American Samoa.  “This is extremely good news for American Samoa,” said Aumua Amata. “This bill...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 30-year-old man who is accused of stealing checks from a businessman and forging his signature has pled guilty. Uati Lago was charged in two separate criminal cases. In the first case, Lago was charged with stealing, forgery, and fraud, all felonies. For the second...
Photo of front cover of memorial program
Honolulu, HAWAII — “Forever in Our Hearts” is the lead phrase, on the cover of the Memorial Service” program for the late Scheyenne Ricky Taualai Sanitoa — whose photo is embedded on the cover. A student-athlete with the University of Hawaii Rainbow Warrior football team, Scheyenne passed away July...
Richard deSaulles
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Trial Division of the High Court of American Samoa has officially granted the motion filed by defendant Richard deSaulles and his attorney, allowing deSaulles to travel off island tonight for medical treatment in California. According to the court’s order, handed...
Chief Justice Michael Kruse
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man from Samoa who was convicted for meth possession asked the court for permission to seek employment to care for his wife and children. His request was denied by the Court and instead, the Court ordered him to depart the territory and remain outside of its borders...

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