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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — One of the two defendants arrested for assaulting a taxi driver last year in Vaitogi has entered into a plea agreement with the government. Fereti Levi, who has been in custody since his arrest, unable to post a $10,000 cash bond, appeared in High Court last week for a...
Commerce Department director Keniseli Lafaele
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Commerce Department director Keniseli Lafaele says they are working on securing a funding source to carry out renovations for the Fale Laumei that according to Lafaele is deteriorating. He said DOC would like to see the renovations completed before the Polynesian Leaders...
Students from Tafuna Elementary School
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Students from Tafuna Elementary School witnessed the official groundbreaking ceremony for their long awaited gymnasium last Friday morning. The event was attended by Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga, ranking chiefs and leaders of Nuuuli village, Fono members, DOE director...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man is behind bars after his wife claims that he beat her while she was carrying their 9-month-old baby. The incident was reported to police on Dec. 5th, around 4:30p.m. by the wife who claimed that the alleged beating took place in the presence of her mother-in-law...
2019 Territorial Teacher of the Year (TTOY), Jordanna Maga, (far left) with her aunty (middle) along with a young family member
2019 Territorial Teacher of the Year (TTOY), Jordanna Maga, (far left) with her aunty (middle) along with a young family member posed for a Samoa News photo before the start of last Friday night’s Department of Education sponsored 2018-19 Exemplary Teachers of the Year Celebration at the Tradewinds...
The crew of the tug Iseula tows to the 228-foot commercial fishing vessel Jeanette from the port of Pago Pago
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa — The Coast Guard in American Samoa is continuing to investigate the loss of the commercial fishing vessel Jeanette Friday. “The vessel poses minimal risk to residents and the environment,” said Lt. Al Blaisdell, supervisor, Marine Safety Detachment American Samoa. “Due to...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 44-year-old man who was released from custody just last month after posting a $500 bond has been arrested for disturbing the public peace. It was around 1:54a.m on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 when the Tafuna Substation received a call from a man asking for police assistance...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 22-year-old man is in custody, charged with raping a 15-year-old girl who lives near his house. Anetele’a Siaki, who entered American Samoa on a 30-day permit last October, was arrested last week pursuant to an arrest warrant from the court, which contained the charges...
Papali’i Lauli’i Alofa, owner of Paramount Builders Inc.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Tualauta faipule-elect, Larry S. Sanitoa has requested the assistance of Papali’i Lauli’i Alofa, owner of Paramount Builders Inc., for help in fixing two side-roads within Ottoville. In a Nov. 30th letter, Sanitoa explained that he was writing on behalf of Hope House (HH...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Cabinet members have been informed by Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga to prepare their presentations, which should include among other things detailed proposed accomplishments for the remaining two years of the Lolo Administration. The governor’s message was outlined in a Dec...

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