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American Samoa voter, Ufi Fegaimaali’i
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Any registered voter, who has lost or misplaced their Voter ID when polls open territory-wide for the 2018 mid-term election today, can still cast their ballot, by making sure proof of identification is provided to election officials at the respective polling stations....
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The the case of the 45-year-old stepfather who is accused of sexually abusing his 11-year-old stepdaughter is now bound over to the High Court, after the defendant waived his rights to a preliminary hearing last week. (Samoa News has decided to withhold the name of the...
Michael Castaneda
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A hearing is scheduled for next month at the federal court at Santa Ana, California on the motion to dismiss for “forum non conveniens”, in the wrongful death lawsuit of a fisherman who died after falling overboard while the US flagged purse seiner Cape Ferrat was dock...
NAT'L WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE AMERICAN SAMOA
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The International Research Institute National Weather Service (NWS) Climate Prediction Center predicts a weak El Nino and continue through the tropical cyclone season. With this scenario, the South Pacific Convergence Zone (SPCZ) typically develops near to just northeast...
Judge Fiti Sunia
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who is accused of assaulting an elderly woman in front of a store in Aua last week while holding a machete in his hand was arrested by police last week. Otineru Tuuaga Samoa made his initial appearance in District Court last Friday. He is represented by Assistant...
Chief Justice Michael Kruse
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 56-year-old church pastor who was convicted by a six-member jury last month of endangering the welfare of a child, who is his 13-year-old biological daughter is going to jail. Chief Justice Michael Kruse sentenced him to a term of imprisonment of 180 days, (which is...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  An uncle accused of inappropriate touching will fight the allegations against him at trial. Samoa News is withholding the name of the defendant to protect the identity of the victim.   According to the government’s case, the defendant is accused of inappropriately...
American Samoa Executive Office Building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Economic Development Authority (ASEDA) board of directors has identified seven revenue sources, including $3 million in broadband revenues, for repayment of the proposed new $51.26 million bond, which is scheduled for issuance the middle of next month...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Chief Election Officer Dr. Lealaofi Uiagalelei, is reminding all registered electors in the 2018 mid-term election tomorrow Nov. 6th to “exercise your right by voting. It’s your voice. Go Vote.” Election Office personnel worked over the weekend, as well as today and into...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Chief Justice Michael Kruse has granted the defense’s motion to continue Sio Godinet Jr’s case for another 2 weeks, to give more time for the defense to review the discovery and the police report the government has already turned over. Godinet Jr appeared in High Court...

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