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Chief Justice Michael Kruse
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 31-year-old father who was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of illegal drugs after his 1-year-old son was admitted to the LBJ Hospital for methamphetamine intoxication was ordered to serve a term of imprisonment of 5 years at the Territorial Correctional...
American Samoa Election Office photo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Chief Election Officer, Dr. Lealofi Uiagalelei has designated more than 30 polling stations in American Samoa for next week — the Tuesday Nov. 6th mid term elections — in which only 50 requests have been made to the Election Office for off island absentee ballots. And...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — One of the defendants in the alleged rape of two 14-year-old girls appeared in District Court last Friday, after the government filed an additional charge against him. The additional charge stemmed from the earlier complaint where two young girls were the alleged victims...
StarKist Samoa management including Taotasi Archie Soliai (far right back row) and some of the cannery’s employees, wearing pink last Friday, for Breast Cancer Awareness Month of October
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — StarKist Samoa management including Taotasi Archie Soliai (far right back row) and some of the cannery’s employees, wearing pink last Friday, for Breast Cancer Awareness Month of October. Responding to Samoa News inquiries Taotasi explained over the weekend that StarKist...
Members of the American Samoa Republican Party pose for a photo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — On Saturday Night at DDW in Utulei, The Republican Party of American Samoa celebrated the life and legacy of the first ever appointed Samoan Governor, Peter Tali Coleman. Coleman was appointed by President Dwight Eisenhower in 1956. Chairing the event was Dr. Alo Paul...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Tafa Satele is a single dad. He is a farmer and a chef. He is very adamant about exercising and living healthy. So when his 13-year-old son came home last week and told him that he had taken the lymphatic filariasis pills during a Mass Drug Administration (MDA) at his...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who was arrested over the weekend for driving under the influence of alcohol is now charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance, to wit; methamphetamine, a class D felony. Wesley Tugaga made his initial appearance in District Court this past Monday;...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Tri Marine International is calling for the inclusion of American Samoa’s tuna industry in any analysis the federal government conducts pertaining to the full impact of the purse seiner fishery in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPO). Tri Marine’s call was made...
StarKist canning plant in American Samoa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — StarKist Samoa will be producing at the Satala plant next month, more than 100 tons of “certified kosher tuna” products for the Board of Jewish Education of Greater New York, dba The Jewish Education Project, which “is sending kosher supervisors to the South Pacific in...
Dream Builders Agriculture Products owner, Su’a Alexander Eli Jennings (far right) pictured with a family who last week delivered a truck load of breadfruit
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With off island investors expressing interest in locally produced flour from breadfruit and other local crops — such as green bananas — Dream Builders Agriculture Products has expanded its operations, to include technical training for staff as well as buying breadfruit...

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