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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — What many in the community have been saying, the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) has confirmed — it has found that American Samoa “continues to face fiscal risks that may affect repayment of public debt, such as a reliance on the tuna canning and processing...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Malaki Apelu is scheduled to appear in court next month for a Disposition hearing, after he failed to comply with conditions of his 7-year probation term that was handed down 5 years ago. According to Probation, Apelu was convicted for stealing and subsequently sentenced...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Sentencing for Aleki Fata - who was convicted of unlawful possession of methamphetamine - is continued to Aug. 8th. This is after Fata was served with a new arrest warrant this past Thursday morning, on the allegation that he violated conditions of his probation. Fata is...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 53-year-old man charged with unlawful possession of meth has pled out. Manu Leleiga, who has been in custody since his arrest, unable to post a $5,000 surety bond, appeared in court this past Thursday morning for a change of plea hearing. He was represented by...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Chief Justice Michael Kruse has granted a motion from a man serving a 10-month sentence who was caught driving while his license was permanently suspended because of a DUI conviction. Peniamina Lolenese appeared in court yesterday morning on a motion to modify conditions...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young man from Tafuna with a long criminal history entered into a plea bargain with the government last week in High Court. Viliamu Orepa, who is on probation, was initially charged with resisting arrest and second-degree assault, both felonies, along with 3...
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Honolulu, HAWAII — The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council, this week in Honolulu, recommended removing the 2,000 metric (mt) annual catch limit for bigeye tuna caught by longline in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPO) for the US Pacific Territories of American Samoa, Guam...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Lt. Gov. Lemanu Palepoi Sialega Mauga, who is also acting governor, and Education director Dr. Ruth Matagi-Tofiga have sent separate letters of support on ASTCA’s petition for reconsideration filed May 30th with the US Federal Communications Commission’s Wireline...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 42-year-old man accused of receiving stolen goods has admitted to the allegations against him. Siaosi Kamuta, a taxi driver who has been in custody since his arrest last year, appeared in court last week for a Change of Plea hearing. He was initially charged with...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — StarKist Samoa Inc. will shut down production next week for its annual July maintenance — as the cannery prepares to host an annual marine resources summer course for high school students. Some cannery workers and their families told Samoa News about the StarKist shut...

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