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Crew members of Pentagon Construction seen last Saturday morning
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Members of an American Samoan family have been protesting the paving of part of the Fagatogo malae. The demonstrations by the Fa'agata family of Fagatogo began on Monday. Protestor at Fagatogo malae [Photo: RNZ Pacific/Monica Miller] The protestors say the paving is...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 32-year-old man from Samoa has been ordered to depart the territory and remain outside of its borders, as a condition of his 5-year probation sentence. Reupena Manutafa, who has been in custody since his arrest last year, unable to post a$5,000 bond, pled guilty to...
A screenshot last Friday morning, of the US Marshal Service (USMS) website, showing a link where bidders were to submit bids for the sale of the North Korean cargo vessel, “Wise Honest”, currently anchored in the bay area of American Samoa.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A screenshot last Friday morning, of the US Marshal Service (USMS) website, showing a link where bidders were to submit bids for the sale of the North Korean cargo vessel, “Wise Honest”, currently anchored in the bay area of American Samoa. Bid submission closed last...
McDonnell Dowell crew hard at work last Friday morning
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — McDonnell Dowell crew hard at work last Friday morning with the ongoing construction of the Pago Pago International Airport Apron Rehabilitation project.  The apron is part of the airport where the aircraft parks, and passengers disembark or board. The Apron Project is...
Samsung Galaxy S5 phone
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 23-year-old man convicted of stealing a laptop and a Samsung Galaxy S5 from a Nuuuli store has been given another chance by the court. Leleiga Oloapu appeared in court last week for sentencing. Prosecuting the case was Assistant Attorney General Doug Lowe, while...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A woman accused of violating local drug laws has entered into a plea agreement with the government. Christina S. Malauulu, 48, who has been in custody since her arrest last month, unable to post a $5,000 surety bond, appeared in court last week for a Change of Plea...
Seniors police officers parading during 2017 Police Week celebration.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In an effort to get police officers to be physically fit, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga told cabinet members that the “fitness center” for the Department of Public Safety will be dedicated later this month as part of the government’s annual Workforce Day. (The other two...
American Samoa Executive Office Building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Per Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga’s orders, a longtime employee of the Department of Public Works was stripped of his job last month. Luki Tuitasi was formerly a special assistant to the director of Public Works. His job included overseeing work administered by the...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The government has charged a 31-year-old man with drug possession, and for trying to break into a store in Faga’alu three weeks ago. Jake Sefo, who has a criminal record, made his initial appearance in District Court last week. He is charged with unlawful possession of...
Samoa Airways Jet
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Governor, Lolo Moliga, says when Samoa's national airline, Samoa Airways, begins flights to Los Angeles, it's planning to first stop over in American Samoa. KHJ News reports Lolo as saying that, at this preliminary stage, to get around the US cabotage...

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