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Okesene Alo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — One of the four former DPS officer for the Juvenile Detention Center (JDC), was sentenced by the High Court to 27 year imprisonment after being found guilty of illegal activities and misconduct at the JDC 2 years ago. Okesene Alo, who was charged in two separate cases,...
American Samoa Election Office photo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Election Office reminds all candidate and voters that 4:30p.m Tuesday, Nov. 13 is the deadline to file in the High Court a complaint contesting the Nov. 6th mid-term election results. At the close of business last week Thursday, no one had called for a challenge....
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Based on the new provision of federal law, the US Department of Transportation has granted cabotage exemption for Samoa government owned, Samoa Airways to continue to operate American Samoa’s domestic flights for up to early next year. An amendment to the Federal...
StarKist canning plant in American Samoa
San Francisco, CA — StarKist Inc., as a defendant, will appear Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the federal court in San Francisco for an arraignment and plea hearing for its role in a conspiracy to fix prices of packaged seafood sold in the U.S, according to court records. The US Justice Department had...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The three inmates accused of escape from confinement in July of this year from the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) have pled guilty. Andrew Peters, also known as Luao Fagota, Jason Isaiah Muasau and Vatia Tugaga appeared in High Court Thursday morning for their...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The government has filed charges against Joseph Maalona, of second degree burglary a class D felony, punishable from five in jail, a fine of up to $5,000, and felony stealing a class C felony, which carries a jail term of up to seven years in jail, a fine of up to $5,000...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has again reminded his directors of the American Samoa Government recruitment and hiring policy after learning of the “blatant disregard” of these procedures by some executive branch departments and offices. In a Nov. 7th letter to directors,...
Territorial Correctional Facility, TCF
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga paid a surprise visit to the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) yesterday afternoon, after hearing reports that the TCF Maximum Security, a bathroom and cafeteria buildings were closed down permanently last week by officials from the...
District Court Judge, Fiti Sunia
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “How can an immigrant who’s immigration ID expired 6 years ago get an opportunity to renew his immigration status. Where is the law?” These were some of the many questions raised by District Court Judge Fiti Sunia yesterday morning, during the hearing of a man who was...
Isaiah B. Brunt (center) with Joey Cummings (left) and James Kneubuhl (right).
Apia, SAMOA — Isaiah B. Brunt, a blues musician with Samoan roots based in Australia, officially opened the 2018 Samoana Jazz and Arts Festival in Apia at a private function on Wednesday.  Accompanied by Joey Cummings and James Kneubuhl of the BB Kings, a blues band from American Samoa, guests at...

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