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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With Bank of Hawaii set to close down all local operations by the end of the week, ANZ Amerika Samoa Bank will no longer accept BoH checks starting this Wednesday, according to an ANZ email notice received by one of ANZ’s business customers after 4p.m. last Friday....
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 39-year-old taxi driver who was convicted of receiving stolen goods has been sentenced to 2 years probation. Malaki Tuinei was initially charged with one count of conspiracy to steal, a class C felony, punishable by imprisonment of up to 7 years, a fine of up to $5,000...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The US Census office site for the 2020 Census will be the 2nd floor of the Lumana’i Building — which will have an elevator installed — after a contract was signed between the federal agency and the ASG Department of Commerce (DOC), the ASG designated agency to coordinate...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man with a 2-year-old bench warrant for failure to appear in court for a disposition hearing back in July 2017 was arrested over the weekend and is now in custody. Mu Matuu made his initial appearance before Chief Justice Michael Kruse this week, and his next court...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — NOAA’s National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa will hold a public meeting of the Sanctuary Advisory Council (SAC) at the Tauese P.F. Sunia Ocean Center on August 22nd, during which the council will receive national updates from the Office of National Marine...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Trial Division of the High Court of American Samoa has appointed private attorney Lornalei Meredith as Independent Prosecutor (IP) for the government’s case against former Department of Youth & Women’s Affairs (DYWA) director, Aiolupotea Jonathan Fanene. In...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 38-year-old man from Samoa who sexually assaulted a 35-year-old neighbor has entered into a plea agreement with the government, and he will be sentenced next month. Mikaele Ioane, who has a criminal record in District Court for crimes involving alcohol, was initially...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 24-year-old man from Tafuna who, along with a co-defendant, broke into an Asian store in Tafuna and stole about $,3000 worth of goods - none of which were recovered - was ordered last week to pay restitution of $3,000 to the store, after he serves 28 months at the...
MMR vaccine
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's health system has better monitoring systems in place following the deaths of two infants last year, the country's nurses' association says. The two one-year-old babies died after receiving doses of the Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine which were incorrectly mixed with...
American Samoa Chamber of Commerce, chairwoman Ella Gurr, New Zealand High Commission’s Dr. Trevor Matheson, and the NZ Pacific Business Council president Peter Mcgill, along with local leaders — from both the public and private sectors
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa Chamber of Commerce, chairwoman Ella Gurr, New Zealand High Commission’s Dr. Trevor Matheson, and the NZ Pacific Business Council president Peter Mcgill, along with local leaders — from both the public and private sectors — held a special get-together...

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