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Candidate for lieutenant governor Tapumanaia Galu Satele Jr., and candidate for governor, Nuanuaolefeagaiga Saoluaga T. Nua.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — It's official. Former Tualauta faipule, Tapumanaia Galu Satele Jr., has been named the running mate for Sen. Nuanuaolefeagaiga Saoluaga T. Nua in the 2020 gubernatorial race. Nuanuaolefeagaiga and Tapumanaia made the official announcement on Valentine’s Day, yesterday,...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who pled guilty yesterday to third degree assault for attempting to strike another person with a rebar last year has been sentenced to 120 days (4 months) imprisonment. Vise Gauta appeared in District Court yesterday morning for a pretrial conference on the assault...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The US Treasury Department has voiced “significant concerns” and “rejects” the inclusion of American Samoa and three other US territories on the European Commission’s list of countries with “strategic deficiencies in their anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Judge Elvis P. Patea has continued the Global Plea Agreement between the government and Ienisei Mata’utia until next week. Mata’utia, who is still in custody unable to post a $20,000 bond is charged in three separate cases, all involving illegal drugs. She appeared in...
HAL plans on the tarmac at Pago Pago Int'l Airport
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — This courtesy photo taken before 8a.m yesterday at Pago Pago International Airport, shows one Hawaiian Airlines aircraft — which arrived from Honolulu during the wee hours yesterday morning as a replacement aircraft for another Hawaiian Air plane which landed in Pago...
Territorial Correctional Facility, TCF
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man serving a 5-year sentence for a drug conviction from last November now has 5 more years tacked on to his time at the TCF, after the High Court yesterday revoked his 2009 probation for failing to pay a $5,000 fine and make his monthly visits to the Probation Office...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Despite the hard work by several police officers to arrest Sopi Senio after trying to locate him for several months — pursuant to an arrest warrant from the court on the allegation that he failed to comply with conditions of his probation — Associate Justice Fiti Sunia...
ASPA crew members clearing tree branches that fell on top of primary lines in Alofau village,
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — This Tuesday, Feb. 12th, photo provided by the American Samoa Power Authority (ASPA) shows crew members clearing tree branches that fell on top of primary lines in Alofau village, after the Methodist Church — heading east. As reported by Samoa News yesterday, a power...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —The District Court dismissed yesterday, the government's case against Ralph Otto. Samoa News understands the issue had to do with police reports. Based on information that was revealed in court, the investigating officer claims the report was turned in; but yesterday,...
Rep. Amata offering an amendment to the Veterans Child Care Bill
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata supported the Veterans Access to Child Care Act, H.R. 840, which passed the House with a bipartisan vote of 400-9 including an amendment by Rep. Amata. Congresswoman Amata’s amendment, which was passed Thursday by voice vote, specified that these child...

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