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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A woman who was convicted of public peace disturbance two years ago after she pointed a .45 caliber pistol at three men who were picking up trash along the Amouli roadside has been arrested for unlawful drug possession. Christina Malauulu made her initial appearance...
The Katinas socializING with some ASCC faculty and students
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Renowned musical artists The Katinas joined forces with the local Alliance Against Domestic and Sexual Violence and the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) to present an event with the goal of empowering American Samoa’s youth to break the cycle of violence in our...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who pled guilty to possession of meth has been sentenced to 5 years of probation. Henry Tyrone Hudson, a.k.a. James Stuart, was initially charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), a felony that carries a punishment of 5-10 years...
Edrik Scanlan Gaisoa, Daniel Hyuk Wang, Bianca Alenna Serrano and Petania Fou Sagaga with American Samoa flag.
Tafuna, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts Mathematics) Partnership’s 2019 Junior Solar Sprint Champions - Pacific Horizons School — are with thousands of Technology Student Association (TSA) middle school and high school student members from across the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who was convicted of homicide by vehicle has been sentenced to 20 months detention at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF), as a condition of his 5-year probation term. Folasa Galea’i, who has been out on a $2,000 surety bond, appeared in High Court...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — An attorney accused of stealing $121,000 which was supposed to be held in a trust fund — for the Hope Dialysis Center — appeared in court last week for a hearing on his motion to travel. Associate Justice Fiti Sunia granted, with conditions, Richard deSaulles’ request to...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who violated conditions of his 2-year probation — which was handed down last year — has been ordered to serve out his suspended sentence, which is 20 months. Vise Gauta appeared in court last Friday for a disposition hearing. He was represented by Assistant Public...
Screen shot of animation that shows what the eclipse approximately looks like in Pago Pago
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The first total solar eclipse anywhere in the world after the Great American Eclipse of August 21, 2017 comes to the southern hemisphere on July 2, 2019. The shadow of the Moon first touches Earth at the moment of sunrise at 37 South, 160 West in the South Pacific, east...
ASG Assistant Attorney General Doug Lowe
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Attorney General’s Office has a new lawyer on staff. ASG Assistant Attorney General Doug Lowe is from Texas. He is tasked with prosecuting felonies, with emphasis on white collar crime and fraud. According to Lowe’s bio, which was shared prior to last week’s Chamber...
Staff of the American Samoa EPA
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency (AS-EPA) is strongly supporting a proposed ban on Styrofoam containers. Still in the discussion phase, the proposal is expected to be introduced in the Fono next month, when the next session of the 36th Legislature...

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