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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Savelio Vaimoe, a.k.a. Vaimoe Seumau is in court again. In late February, District Court Judge Elvis P. Patea dismissed without prejudice the government's case against Vaimoe, who was charged with second degree attempted murder and first degree assault for allegedly...
Congresswoman Amata with Congresswoman Plaskett (center), Congressman San Nicolas, territory governors and Interior Secretary Bernhardt
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata highlighted passage of the Plaskett-Radewagen Amendment during the reauthorization effort of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Congresswoman Amata is the lead Republican co-sponsor of this bipartisan amendment introduced by Congresswoman Stacey...
The 2018 Close Up student group from American Samoa in the Congressional office.
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed a $1 million federal grant to the Close Up Foundation to fund the program in the Insular Areas. Congresswoman Amata and the American Samoa congressional office in Washington, D.C., looks forward to welcoming a Close Up students delegation from...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A High Court jury has found Sonny Tui not guilty of two drug charges: unlawful possession of methamphetamine, and unlawful possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute. This was after a third charge — authorizing illegal drugs into the territory — was...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 25-year-old man accused of breaking into a home in Utulei and stealing property from inside the house has entered into a plea agreement with the government. Loma Talitiga, who has been in custody since his arrest, unable to post a $10,000 surety bond, appeared in court...
Ruth Matagi-Fa’atili and Olivia C. Reid
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Development Bank of American Samoa president, Ruth Matagi-Fa’atili and G.H.C. Reid & Company LTD, president and co-owner Olivia C. Reid were up for confirmation yesterday, to be members of the Territorial Bank of American Samoa's Board of Directors. Later during the...
Donald John Haythornthwaite
Florence, MONTANA — Beloved father, husband, and friend to all, passed peacefully with his children by his side in Florence, Montana on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. Don was a long time resident of American Samoa from 1971 until 1991 but remained a frequent visitor for work and pleasure until 2013...
Congresswoman Amata and Homeland Security grants administrator Lisa Tuato’o
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata enjoyed welcoming American Samoa Homeland Security grants administrator Lisa Tuato’o during her visit to Washington, and met with her in American Samoa’s congressional office to discuss the year ahead funding and legislative priorities of the American...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with the American Samoa Government, is coordinating the 2019 BizFest and Cultural Festival - which will coincide with this year's Flag Day celebrations, a one-day event set for April 17th The BizFest and Cultural Festival (set to...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Day 2 of Sonny Tui's jury trial saw the first witness for the defense take the stand —± the defendant himself. The prosecution had called all four of its witnesses on the first day. Tui, who has been in custody since his arrest, unable to post a $40,000 surety bond, is...

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