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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Two of the three defendants charged in the alleged theft of more than $19,000 worth of items from O&O Wholesale in Nuuuli waived their rights to a preliminary examination in District Court yesterday morning. The government's case against Arona Maa and Kalala Leilua...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who was arrested and criminally charged following an altercation with his spouse has been remanded to custody, with bond set at $500. Jake Ala made his initial appearance in District Court this week. Judge Fiti Sunia told Ala that if he is able to post bond, he is...
Pictured is a notice posted by DOH this past Wednesday at the Tax Office, saying closed
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Disgusted — and frustrated — employees of the Tax Office were dismissed early from work this past Wednesday and yesterday, due to the unbearable stench left behind by dead rats in their office, located on the first floor of the A.P. Lutali Executive Office Building (EOB...
Miss Nevada USA 2019, Tianna Jacqlyn Nomura McMoore Timu Tuamoheloa with her proud grandparents, her parents, brothers, niece, and best friend
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Samoans worldwide are expected to tune in to this year's Miss USA pageant, as an American Samoa girl will be strutting her stuff, competing against beauties from other US states for the 2019 Miss USA title. Tianna Jacqlyn Nomura McMoore Timu Tuamoheloa is the second...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Traditional leaders of Ta’u and Faleasao, Manu’a have called on Senate President Gaoteote Tofau Palaie to deny the admission of High Talking Chief Logoai Siaki Logoai as the new senator for Manu’a #1 and have alleged that the selection of the retired judge was not in...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The former O&O manager being charged with two other former company employees for stealing has waived her right to a preliminary examination. Siueli Blake appeared in District Court yesterday morning. She is represented by Assistant Public Defender Ryan Anderson while...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa ranked fifth among the five-US territories and the District of Columbia on laws protecting animals, according to 2018 U.S. Animal Protection Laws Ranking Report by the US-based Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF). According to an ALDF explanation on its...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “American Samoa would be an inadequate forum” to hear claims under the federal Jones Act by relatives of a US seaman who died in the territory, because the “High Court of American Samoa does not conduct jury trials in civil actions,” declared attorneys for plaintiffs in...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The three former prison guards being charged for their alleged involvement in a drug ring at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) remain in custody where they once worked, with bail set at $20,000 each. They are: Jimmy Stanley, Leasi Neueli, and Faavae Papatu....
Senate President Gaoteote Tofau Palaie
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Manu’a traditional leader, Logoai Siaki Logoai, will be sworn in as the new senator for Manu’a #1 — comprising Ta’u, Fitiuta and Faleasao — during a ceremony currently set for next Monday, Jan. 14 before the official opening of the 36th Legislature later that same...

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