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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In an effort to “provide accurate financial reports” for LBJ Medical Center, the Lolo Administration has again moved to repeal a current law pertaining to the hospital’s $5 million loan made more than 10 years ago to pay off long-outstanding debts at the time. The loan...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Bail of $5,000 has been set for a man accused of hitting a high school student on the head with a tree branch. Teofilo Kuka made his initial appearance in District Court this past Monday, April 18th. He is charged with second degree assault, a felony punishable by a jail...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who refused to leave Lions Park after curfew and allegedly yelled profanities at police officers made his initial appearance in District Court this past Monday. Elekana Robinson is charged with public peace disturbance for an incident that occurred last Saturday,...
Students from Tafuna Elementary School
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Police have identified a student who allegedly broke in to Tafuna Elementary School (early this week) after which several items were stolen. Meanwhile, the Department of Education (ASDOE) has started installing security cameras at public high schools, to be followed by...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Bail is set at $10,000 for a man accused of stealing a woman's credit card and then using it at a local gas station. David McFall appeared in District Court yesterday morning on an arrest warrant. He is charged with stealing, forgery, and fraudulent use of a credit...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man from Samoa accused of assaulting his 59-year-old uncle with a shovel, and then damaging the elderly man's vehicle has entered into a plea agreement with the government. Tua Faapoi, 26, was initially charged with second degree assault and first degree property...
emporary fix -with gravel and cinder - filling the now gone large potholes on the Cardinal Pio Road
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Around 8:30a.m. last Friday, a crew from Paramount Builders, Inc. made a temporary fix on the Cardinal Pio Road, one of the side roads heading to Fatuoaiga, and frequently used by residents and others. Paramount Builders is the American Samoa Power Authority (ASPA)...
LBJ Medical Center head of pharmacy, Dr. Evelyn Ahhing-Faaiuaso and chief of internal medical, Dr. Seakerise Tuato’o
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Chemical castration treatment for sex offenders,  “is not [a] 100%” sure thing for cure, says LBJ Medical Center’s chief of internal medical, Dr. Seakerise Tuato’o, while Sen. Tauaa S. Vaouli points out that something needs to be done to address the rising number of sex...
Governor’s assistant legal counsel Alema Leota
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Senate Retirement Committee plans to make necessary changes to an administration bill which, among other things, hikes the contribution rate for employees to the Retirement Fund over a three year period, starting next year, according to committee chairman Sen. Tuaolo...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — District Court Judge Pro Tem Gwen Tauiliili-Langkilde has remanded repeat offender Rintel Iatala to the custody of the LBJ Behavioral Health Center for evaluation. A status hearing is set for next Thursday, April 18. Iatala appeared in District Court yesterday morning...

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