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The road into Autu'u village
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 23-year-old man accused of stealing from a home and a store in Atu’u last year has entered into a plea agreement with the government. Anetele’a Nu’ulopa appeared in court last week for a Change of Plea hearing. Assistant Public Defender Rob McNeill represent the...
Territorial Correctional Facility, TCF
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — An inmate who was held at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) for 346 days while awaiting an Order to Show Cause (OSC) hearing has been ordered to serve out the remainder of his 5-year probation sentence behind bars, for failing to comply with conditions of...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of assaulting his cousin with a hammer has entered into a plea agreement with the government. The charges against Teofilo Maluseu, 51, stem from an incident whereby he allegedly assaulted his 53-year-old cousin. Maluseu was initially charged with first-...
Talo crop
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa's agricultural census is running into problems. Farmers are refusing to give information because they're upset at not receiving compensation for crop damage following Tropical Cyclone Gita. Chief statistician, Meleisea Vai Filiga, said the federal census,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 57-year-old man who failed to obey the court's orders has been placed on probation for 24 months. Titio Asofa Sr appeared in District Court yesterday morning for a pretrial conference for two separate cases. Under a plea agreement with the government, Asofa pled guilty...
BOX OF ABONDONED PUPPIES
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Coconut Mutts, a non-profit group, is pleased to announce another sterilization program, happening in June 2019, in cooperation with the ASG Department of Agriculture, and with grant assistance from the Banfield Foundation. It is sponsoring a volunteer veterinarian, Dr....
Photo of locked gate at Toa Taxi stand
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The gate the leads into the Taxi Owners Association — referred to as TOA Taxi Stand — in Tafuna was locked as of last week Friday, while the leader of the TOA Taxi Stand requests a meeting with Commerce Department director, Keniseli Lafaele, who is also chairman of the...
Congresswoman Amata urged her $18 million amendment before the House of Representatives last month
Washington, DC —  Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed final passage in Congress of a major disaster relief bill containing her $18 million provision for Storm Gita-based nutrition assistance in American Samoa, and her request for a 100 percent match for Medicaid providing significant savings to the...
Taxi driver, Pitone Sivatia
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 67-year-old taxi driver convicted of sexually abusing a 9-year-old girl was ordered by the High Court to serve 20 months at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF), as a condition of his 5-year probation. During the time of the incident, Pitone Sivatia was a...
ASDOE director Dr. Ruth Matagi-Tofiga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The local Education Department (ASDOE) was informed about a month ago, of the WorldTeach organization's plans of not sending volunteer teachers to American Samoa for the new school year, 2019-2020 and that it will be closing down its local office. This is according to...

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