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American Samoa TeleCommunications Authority’s chief executive officer, Lewis Wolman with ASPA acting executive director, Wallon Young
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa TeleCommunications Authority (ASTCA) “finances continue to operate in the red” while increments were provided to more than half of ASTCA’s workforce following a company-wide review. This is according to ASTCA’s fiscal year 2019 second quarter performance...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — While the legal process in court moves forward, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has advised Lt. Gov. Lemanu Palepoi Sialega Mauga to rescind the termination letter for former director of the Department of Youth and Women’s Affairs (DYWA), Jonathan Fanene. This is according to...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Sentencing for Aleki Fata - who was convicted of unlawful possession of methamphetamine - is continued to Aug. 8th. This is after Fata was served with a new arrest warrant last month, on the allegation that he violated conditions of his probation. Fata is represented by...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With “financial and emotional strain” placed on local farmers since last year’s devastating Tropical Storm Gita, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has requested the US Agriculture Departure to “expedite” release of the $18 million earmarked for American Samoa under federal...
Some of the police officers who conducted a shakedown at the TCF standing outside the gate.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — While no drugs were discovered during a shakedown of the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) last Thursday morning, detectives from the DPS Criminal Investigating Division (CID) are still searching for a male inmate who escaped from confinement almost a week ago. THE...
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Bellevue, WASHINGTON — Bolton Group International has formally inked a deal to take control of the core tuna business of Tri Marine, according to an internal announcement from Renato Curto, the CEO of the latter, seen by Undercurrent News. In the announcement, dated July 5, Curto told Tri Marine...
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...
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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-...

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