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American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The three inmates accused of escape from confinement in July of this year from the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) have pled guilty. Andrew Peters, also known as Luao Fagota, Jason Isaiah Muasau and Vatia Tugaga appeared in High Court Thursday morning for their...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The government has filed charges against Joseph Maalona, of second degree burglary a class D felony, punishable from five in jail, a fine of up to $5,000, and felony stealing a class C felony, which carries a jail term of up to seven years in jail, a fine of up to $5,000...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has again reminded his directors of the American Samoa Government recruitment and hiring policy after learning of the “blatant disregard” of these procedures by some executive branch departments and offices. In a Nov. 7th letter to directors,...
Territorial Correctional Facility, TCF
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga paid a surprise visit to the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) yesterday afternoon, after hearing reports that the TCF Maximum Security, a bathroom and cafeteria buildings were closed down permanently last week by officials from the...
District Court Judge, Fiti Sunia
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “How can an immigrant who’s immigration ID expired 6 years ago get an opportunity to renew his immigration status. Where is the law?” These were some of the many questions raised by District Court Judge Fiti Sunia yesterday morning, during the hearing of a man who was...
Isaiah B. Brunt (center) with Joey Cummings (left) and James Kneubuhl (right).
Apia, SAMOA — Isaiah B. Brunt, a blues musician with Samoan roots based in Australia, officially opened the 2018 Samoana Jazz and Arts Festival in Apia at a private function on Wednesday.  Accompanied by Joey Cummings and James Kneubuhl of the BB Kings, a blues band from American Samoa, guests at...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The police search for a 21-year-old female who was allegedly kidnapped by a man ended when police arrested two other male individuals and later charged them for unlawful possession of illegal drugs. So’o Savelio and Sharnel Sagote made their initial appearances in...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 42-year-old man from Tafuna accused of using a machete to assault another man has been arrested and charged with second degree assault, a felony, punishable by not more than 5 years imprisonment, and/or a fine of not more than $5,000 of both; and two misdemeanor...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Early this week, a 45-year-old man made his initial appearance in District Court on two misdemeanor counts of third degree assault and private peace disturbance after he allegedly assaulted his wife. The defendant is a Samoa national who works as a carpenter to support...
turkey tails
Pago Pago,AMERICAN SAMOA —The Commerce Department’s Basic Food Index (BFI) for October has confirmed what some consumers have told Samoa News last month that there was a drop in the price of certain popular food items such as turkey tail and chicken legs. And the price decrease came at the perfect...

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