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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Chief Justice Michael Kruse has issued a bench warrant for the arrest of Fa’aili Mata’u, who failed to appear in court for a hearing last Friday. Mata’u, who was convicted of unlawful possession of crystal methamphetamine was ordered to appear in court last Friday for a...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who was found guilty of misdemeanor burglary has been sentenced to 12 months probation, under several conditions that include being a law-abiding citizen and not returning to the crime scene. The government’s case against Richard Felise surfaced two months ago,...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The jury trial of the former DPS police officer accused of committing various crimes while assigned to work at the Juvenile Detention Center (JDC) in Tafuna began yesterday in High Court. Okesene Alo, who is still in custody, unable to post a $100,000 surety bond is...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has directed Chief Election Officer, Dr. Lealofi Uiagalelei, to place one Constitutional amendment on the ballot for the November 2018 general election, in which electors will also vote for American Samoa’s Delegate to the US Congress and the...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 19-year-old girl who was convicted of stealing in High Court two months ago was back in court — this time District Court — for failure to comply with conditions of her 24 months probation. Caroline Purcell appeared before Judge Fiti Sunia last Friday for her Probation...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who dropped his children off at Aua Elementary School yesterday morning ended up in District Court, after he was arrested for allegedly disturbing the peace by engaging in a fight with another individual. Arona Selesele made his initial appearance before District...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — District Court Judge Fiti Sunia has granted a motion to continue the sentences of one of the defendants, Jane Vasa, from the Department of Human and Social Services (DHSS) food stamp program scheme case to June 29th, to await the Pre Sentence Report (PSR) from the...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council says it is pleased by the agreement between Tri Marine International and StarKist for the sublease of Tri Marine’s Samoa Tuna Processing facility at Atu’u. StarKist said more than a week ago that the 10-year lease...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Among the action items for the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council to consider at its 173 Meeting from June 11 to 13 at Wailea Beach Resort on Maui Island, Hawai’i is the Large Vessel Prohibited Area (LVPA) in waters of American Samoa. The LVPA has become...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Ua galulue fa'atasi nei le Kalapu a le Liona i Pago Pago, le faletua o le Kovana Sili, Cynthia Malala Moliga, ma le Aoelua Family Reading Program lea sa fa'aa'e i le tu'uaga umi o a'oga i le tausaga ua mavae, ina ia fa'aleleia atili le polokalama faitau tusi i lenei fo'i...

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