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Honolulu, HAWAII — In part 2 of their investigation of the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council, Civil Beat Hawaii looked at conflicts of interest on how funds are awarded through the Sustainable Fisheries Fund and how the money spent rests squarely in the hands of Westpac director,...
Aumoeualogo Te'o J. Fuavai in his chiefly attire
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man described by many as an outspoken leader with heart of gold has passed away. Aumoeualogo Te'o J. Fuavai took his last breath this past Wednesday evening in Seattle, WA surrounded by his children and family members. During his service to the people and government of...
Members of the Pago Pago Seventh-Day Adventist Church picking up debris
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Community College (ASCC) - Agriculture, Community and Natural Resources (ACNR) Division’s Forestry Program completed another watershed restoration activity as part of the Landscape Scale Restoration (LSR) Watershed Restoration project with the village...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man has been charged with one count each of third degree assault and public peace disturbance, both misdemeanors, for allegedly assaulting the mother of his children at their Fagatogo home. The man is alleged to have been intoxicated when the incident occurred. To...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The government has charged Anesi a.k.a. Valu Aukusitino with one count each of trespassing and public peace disturbance, both misdemeanors, for his alleged involvement in an incident that occurred on the west side earlier this week. During Tuesday’s court proceedings, a...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The High Court has scheduled for next month, the sentencing of a 28-year-old man from Malaeimi, who pled guilty to stealing, under a plea agreement with the government. The remaining charges were dismissed. The charges against Kitiona Mika stem from an incident back in...
Memorial banner at the site of the electrocution in 2017.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Through federal attorneys, US Secretary of Labor, R. Alexander Acosta, has asked the federal appeals court in Washington D.C. to deny the review of a petition filed by American Samoa based, Manu’a’s Inc., dba Manu’a’s Discount Store, and affirm a final order issued last...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who failed to comply with conditions of his 5-year probation has been given another chance. Nick Motu — who was on probation — was arrested Friday, Apr. 19th after he tested positive for marijuana. Motu appeared in court on Monday, Apr. 22 for his preliminary...
San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz, center, on May 14, 2019, spoke at a ceremony that marked the official opening of Puerto Rico’s first center for LGBT elders
Washington, D.C. — Lambda Legal and the Movement Advancement Project on Tuesday released a new report that documents the status of LGBT rights in five U.S. territories. The report ranks Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa and the Northern Mariana Islands on a variety of...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who used a Samoan “mele’i” — a piece of wood used to husk coconuts — to assault his neighbor was convicted of second-degree assault and subsequently has been sentenced to 20 months behind bars, as a condition of a 5-year probation term. Sosaia Ivale, 48, was...

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