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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Sentencing for Aleki Fata - who was convicted of unlawful possession of methamphetamine - is continued to Aug. 8th. This is after Fata was served with a new arrest warrant last month, on the allegation that he violated conditions of his probation. Fata is represented by...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With “financial and emotional strain” placed on local farmers since last year’s devastating Tropical Storm Gita, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has requested the US Agriculture Departure to “expedite” release of the $18 million earmarked for American Samoa under federal...
Some of the police officers who conducted a shakedown at the TCF standing outside the gate.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — While no drugs were discovered during a shakedown of the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) last Thursday morning, detectives from the DPS Criminal Investigating Division (CID) are still searching for a male inmate who escaped from confinement almost a week ago. THE...
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Bellevue, WASHINGTON — Bolton Group International has formally inked a deal to take control of the core tuna business of Tri Marine, according to an internal announcement from Renato Curto, the CEO of the latter, seen by Undercurrent News. In the announcement, dated July 5, Curto told Tri Marine...
North Korean cargo vessel, “Wise Honest” in Pago Pago Harbor
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A property claim has been filed at the federal court in New York City, New York against the North Korean cargo vessel, “Wise Honest” currently anchored in waters of the bay area in American Samoa. The claim was filed Wednesday, by Cynthia and Frederick Warmbier, as...
American Samoa's Scheyenne Sanitoa
Honolulu, HAWAII — Statement From Athletics Director David Matlin On Behalf Of UH Athletics Department: "It's with deep sorrow that we share the tragic news that Scheyenne Sanitoa, a student-athlete with our Rainbow Warrior football team, passed away yesterday (Thursday, July 4,2019) at the age...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young man accused of stealing a carton of cigarettes from an Asian store in Tafuna has been charged with misdemeanor stealing and public peace disturbance. Malaki Anetone made his initial appearance before District Court Judge Elvis P. Patea this week, where his...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of violating a court order when he went to his wife’s house and allegedly assaulted her while he was intoxicated was arrested this week. To protect the identity of the victim, Samoa News is withholding the names of all parties involved. The defendant, a 45-...
One of the doctors and local volunteer, Duffy Hudson, during one of the clinics in independent Samoa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Dozens of the territory’s elderly population received free medical services this past Wednesday, thanks to the Mission of Hope Ministries, the same group that intends to open a community health center in American Samoa within the next year. In previous years, Mission of...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The four female employees of TSM Mart in Tafuna accused of stealing from the company, admitted their wrongdoings to their employer and police. This is according to the government. The four defendants: Kalameli Tauave, Faatamalii Atiae, Manaia Iopu, and Alofagia Alofipo...

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