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Anchorage, ALAKSA — A 24-year old defendant of Samoan ancestry — labeled by federal prosecutors as an associate of a street gang — was sentenced last week at federal court in Anchorage, Alaska to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to felony possession of a firearm, according to court records...
Flag raising at Samoa's 57th Independence clebration
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Congresswoman Aumua Amata congratulated the people of Samoa upon their 57th anniversary celebration of independence, and highlighted their continued friendship with American Samoa and the United States. “It was a pleasure to be on hand and take part in this celebration...
Leone HS teacher Latalata Samuelu
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Leone High School teacher Latalata Samuelu has been awarded a James Madison Fellowship by the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation of Alexandria, Virginia. According to Foundation representative Sheila Osborne, a total of 53 fellowships were awarded in 2019 and...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A former cop who abused his position by soliciting money from a member of the public is going to jail. Chief Justice Michael Kruse sentenced Fa’auma Malo, 42, last Friday to 20 months detention at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF), as a condition of a 5-year...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who is on probation for a stealing conviction from 4 years ago, pled guilty to stealing — in a separate case — last week. Galuega Fouvale was initially charged with first-degree burglary and stealing, both class C felonies, punishable by imprisonment of up to 7...
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Honolulu, HAWAII — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will launch its new and improved community care program June 6, 2019, implementing portions of the VA Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks Act of 2018 (the MISSION Act), which both ends the...
The port in Manta, Ecuador.
Bangkok, THAILAND — Skipjack tuna prices in key processing hubs such as Thailand and Ecuador are expected to weaken in June, signaling the downtrend started last month might continue into the summer months. Higher Chinese offering in key markets and lower demand in the Middle East were mentioned as...
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Pago Pago, AMERIAN SAMOA — The High Court is taking under advisement a government motion to revoke bail for William Togiaso. Prosecutor Laura Garvey said the government feels that Togiaso violated conditions of his release from a previous case filed last year. On Mar. 20th, Togiaso was re-arrested...
National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa Ocean Center
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa Advisory Council is currently recruiting for the fishing seat and business/industry seat. The National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa Advisory Council provides the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries with advice and...
StarKist president and CEO, Andrew Choe
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Paying a criminal fine above $50 million “would substantially impair StarKist’s ability to make restitution and jeopardize the continued viability of the company,” attorneys for StarKist Co., argued through filings with the federal court in San Francisco, where the...

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