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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 35-year old woman accused of trying to deliver a package containing methamphetamine into the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) waived her right to a preliminary examination (PX) and her case is now bound over to the High Court for arraignment. Ieniseni Mata’...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA  — The US Department of Homeland Security (USDHS) has granted an extension to American Samoa to comply with the federal REAL ID Act until Oct. 10, 2019, according to USDHS public online records, as of Sept. 5. It says that American Samoa has an extension for REAL ID...
turkey tails
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — This photo shows delicious barbecued turkey tails, and the prices have finally dropped after three consecutive months of being on the rise at the time of many celebrations and events not only in American Samoa but in neighboring Samoa. The many events resulted in many...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The man who was convicted of burglarizing a StarKist warehouse and NAPA told the High Court that God was the reason why he was arrested and put in jail, so that he could change his life and be a better person. However, his wife told the court that she was the reason why...
Territorial Correctional Facility, TCF
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 35-year old who has a criminal record in the court system is going to jail, after being convicted of driving a motor vehicle while his license was suspended. David Meredith, who was in custody after being arrested by police last month for failure to appear in High...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Trial Division of the High Court has continued the case to another 30 days of an ASG employee accused of engaging in a scheme that defrauded the Workmen’s Compensation Board of a little over $100,000. The continuance is to give more time to the government to put...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The man who is accused of giving students marijuana to sell for him has asked the High Court to set his case for jury trial. The trial is now set for March 2019. Tavita Mariota appeared in court last Friday for his pretrial conference. He was represented by Public...
Cannery workers hold up sign reading "We need fish, restore access to fishing grounds, pls!"
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “Jobs matter,” declared US Secretary of Interior, Ryan Zinke during brief remarks last week Thursday to a cheering crowd of more than 600 workers and management staff of StarKist Samoa and Talofa System Inc. can plant — both companies owned by South Korean based Dongwon...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Chief Election Officer, Dr. Lealofi Uiagalelei has issued the “official certification” of the three candidates for the US Delegate’s seat and fifty-five for the local House of Representatives race, for the Nov. 6th mid term election. With the certification process...
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    Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Changes made to a provision of the law in Dec. 2008 authorizing the government to borrow $20 million from the ASG Employees Retirement Fund, eliminated the sunset clause, which was meant to roll back local investment from 17% to 10% after the loan was paid off. This...

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