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American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 28-year-old man from Mesepa accused of having sex with a 15-year-old girl multiple times has entered into a plea agreement with the government. Alfred Aliivaa appeared in High Court last week for a Change of Plea hearing. He was represented by Public Defender Michael...
Just say no to marijuana
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who was arrested for disturbing the public peace and later found to be in possession of illegal drugs has entered into a plea agreement with the government. Avei Ilalio appeared in court this week for a pretrial conference; however, when his case was called,...
A group of people gathered at ASCADSV headquarters
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence (ASCADSV) reached another milestone in its ongoing services to individuals, families, and communities in American Samoa, when it closed its six-week programs: ‘Design & Sewing’ and ‘Pallet Furniture...
South Pacific Tuna Corp. logo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Citing lack of federal government support, as well as its anti-industry regulations, South Pacific Tuna Corporation (SPTC) will be selling more than half of its US flagged purse seiner fleet to foreigner operators. The San Diego-based management company announced Tuesday...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Police arrested this week, four female employees of TSM Mart in Tafuna, on allegations that the group had been stealing from the company since last year. All four defendants: Kalameli Tauave, Faatamalii Atiae, Manaia Iopu, and Alofagia Alofipo, made their initial...
Island Fisheries Market
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Commerce Department finally has a tenant operating the Fish Market, inside the Fagatogo Marketplace, and the company has already exported its first fish shipment to the US. The Western Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Council had raised in past meetings the Fish...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A taxi driver from Tafuna accused of assaulting a fellow taxi driver was arrested over the weekend Orepa Valaau, 46, made his initial appearance in District Court this week where he entered a ‘not guilty’ plea to third degree assault, second degree property damage, and...
Katie Godinet’s Ava Ceremony, is now displayed in the United States Capitol.
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata is pleased to announce that the winning piece of the Malofie Art Competition, Katie Godinet’s Ava Ceremony, is now displayed in the United States Capitol. Katie’s painting will be displayed for one year, until next year’s art winner is chosen.While...
Lt. Gov. Lemanu Sialega Palepoi Mauga, who is also the acting governor
Says USDOI funding is not enough; but acting Governor Lemanu Sialega Palepoi Mauga says ASG has embarked on a strategic financial plan for use of public issued debt, to, among other things, maximize the use of local funds to “broadly address our capital project needs.” Lemanu made the comments in...
Suafa Fa’asulu, Christina Leatimua, Wendy Vaovasa-Lotulelei, Leitu lesa, and Beauty Tuiasosopo
Pictured: Suafa Fa’asulu, Christina Leatimua, Wendy Vaovasa-Lotulelei, Leitu lesa, and Beauty Tuiasosopo — five of American Samoa’s DOE school counselors who joined more than 3,000 school counseling professionals for four days of “inspiration keynote sessions, informative breakout sessions, in-...

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