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North Korean cargo vessel, “Wise Honest” in Pago Pago Harbor
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A property claim has been filed at the federal court in New York City, New York against the North Korean cargo vessel, “Wise Honest” currently anchored in waters of the bay area in American Samoa. The claim was filed Wednesday, by Cynthia and Frederick Warmbier, as...
American Samoa's Scheyenne Sanitoa
Honolulu, HAWAII — Statement From Athletics Director David Matlin On Behalf Of UH Athletics Department: "It's with deep sorrow that we share the tragic news that Scheyenne Sanitoa, a student-athlete with our Rainbow Warrior football team, passed away yesterday (Thursday, July 4,2019) at the age...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young man accused of stealing a carton of cigarettes from an Asian store in Tafuna has been charged with misdemeanor stealing and public peace disturbance. Malaki Anetone made his initial appearance before District Court Judge Elvis P. Patea this week, where his...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of violating a court order when he went to his wife’s house and allegedly assaulted her while he was intoxicated was arrested this week. To protect the identity of the victim, Samoa News is withholding the names of all parties involved. The defendant, a 45-...
One of the doctors and local volunteer, Duffy Hudson, during one of the clinics in independent Samoa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Dozens of the territory’s elderly population received free medical services this past Wednesday, thanks to the Mission of Hope Ministries, the same group that intends to open a community health center in American Samoa within the next year. In previous years, Mission of...
Photo of front of TSM Mart
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The four female employees of TSM Mart in Tafuna accused of stealing from the company, admitted their wrongdoings to their employer and police. This is according to the government. The four defendants: Kalameli Tauave, Faatamalii Atiae, Manaia Iopu, and Alofagia Alofipo...
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...
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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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