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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa-based Manua’s Inc., dba Manua’s Discount Store, has appealed to the federal court its citations, imposed by the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration in connection with the deaths of three men, who were electrocuted at the company’s compound at...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The preliminary examination for the 20-year-old female who was driving the rental car that was pulled over by police two weeks ago and illegal drugs were allegedly discovered inside the vehicle is continued to Dec. 6, 2018 at 10a.m. This was after District Court Judge...
Amata with President Bush
Washington, D.C. — Saturday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata released the following statement honoring the tremendous life of George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States: “I’m saddened along with the entire country to learn of the passing of former President George H.W. Bush at the age of...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — One of the three defendants arrested after armed detectives of the DPS Vice & Narcotics Unit executed two search warrants earlier this year in June, in Petesa and Tafuna, has entered into a plea agreement with the government. Henry O’Brien, who is out on a $2,000...
 American Samoa government vessel the Manu'atele
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa government vessel the Manu'atele is idle again because it doesn't have a licensed engineer. The US engineer who was one of the original crew members that brought the Manu'atele from Washington state where it was built , has left the territory....
(left to right) Jingjing Jiang, Elysha Samatua, Mark Espiritu and Jean Paula Eseo
Most of American Samoa’s high school graduates enjoy the privilege of qualifying for the Pell Grant, which covers most if not all of the cost of them earning a Bachelors degree in college. However, students born outside of the US and its territories often face a tremendous financial burden trying...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A Fono employee was arrested — again — earlier this month on the allegation that he failed to comply with conditions of his 5-year probation sentence which was handed down by the High Court four years ago. Perenise Taala, who has been in custody since his arrest four...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Police arrested two former female Tautua Mo Oe (TMO) Incorporated cashiers this week on allegations that they allegedly stole thousands of dollars from their employer. Malia One and Inosiaolouaiga Pauga made their initial appearances in District Court this week. Their...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Claiming that a private US-based university with a local campus offers much higher tuitions for a college degree, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga is urging the American Samoa Community College and the Education Department to work with students to attend ASCC where the tuition...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Police have arrested a 28-year-old man for allegedly raping his 13-year-old stepdaughter at their home on the west side of the island multiple times. James Fa’aleo was taken into custody on Monday, and he made his initial appearance before District Court Judge Fiti Sunia...

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