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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...
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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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Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Census Bureau revealed plans Friday to remove a question about citizenship from census forms that will be used for the upcoming head counts in American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Asked why the change was...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man convicted of unlawful possession of meth and weed will have to serve 40 months at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) as a condition of his 5-year probation term. Pierce Suapilimai appeared before Associate Justice Fiti Sunia yesterday morning for...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young man accused of burglarizing one home and two stores in the Tafuna area was arrested last week and is now in custody. Tavita Malaesaili made his initial appearance in District Court, on two counts of first degree burglary, two counts of stealing, and two counts of...
(l-r) Manager of the ASPA Environmental Services Division William Spitzenberg, with Matamua Katrina Mariner and Helen Pulou
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Matamua Katrina Mariner was presented the 2019 Young Water Professional (YWP) Award at the 12th Pacific Water and Wastewater Association (PWWA) Conference and Expo in Port Vila, Vanuatu. Themed: “Smart Island Water”, this marks the second year in a row that an ASPA...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Attorneys for Intervenors — American Samoa Government and Congresswoman Aumua Amata — in the US citizenship lawsuit at the federal court in Salt Lake City, UT have filed “supplemental authority” notice which points to a recent ruling by the US Ninth Circuit of Appeals...

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