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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  An uncle accused of inappropriate touching will fight the allegations against him at trial. Samoa News is withholding the name of the defendant to protect the identity of the victim.   According to the government’s case, the defendant is accused of inappropriately...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Economic Development Authority (ASEDA) board of directors has identified seven revenue sources, including $3 million in broadband revenues, for repayment of the proposed new $51.26 million bond, which is scheduled for issuance the middle of next month...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Chief Election Officer Dr. Lealaofi Uiagalelei, is reminding all registered electors in the 2018 mid-term election tomorrow Nov. 6th to “exercise your right by voting. It’s your voice. Go Vote.” Election Office personnel worked over the weekend, as well as today and into...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Chief Justice Michael Kruse has granted the defense’s motion to continue Sio Godinet Jr’s case for another 2 weeks, to give more time for the defense to review the discovery and the police report the government has already turned over. Godinet Jr appeared in High Court...
Aumua Amata speaking from podium
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  Congresswoman Aumua Amata is welcoming $4 million in federal funds to American Samoa for four essential operations: American Samoa Government, LBJ Tropical Medical Center, American Samoa Community College and the High Court of American Samoa. “The Interior Department is...
Samoa Consulate office in American Samoa
Apia, SAMOA — The Samoa Consulate General in American Samoa lacked a proper safe to keep cash over a four-year period.  This was highlighted by an audit done by the Office Auditor report on Samoa’s overseas missions for the financial years ended 30 June 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014.  “Permits were not...
 District Court Judge Fiti Sunia
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young man who spent 30 days behind bars for disturbing the peace in Nuuuli on Sept. 20, 2018 was released from confinement last week, after District Court Judge Fiti Sunia sentenced him to time served at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF). The government...
Rear Admiral Kevin Lunday, the new Commander of the 14th Coast Guard District
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga led the ASG group that met for the first time late last month at the Governor’s Office, Rear Admiral Kevin Lunday, the new Commander of the 14th Coast Guard District, which includes American Samoa and other US Pacific jurisdictions. Lunday...
Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa raised its minimum wage once again on September 30, 2018, marking the 5th federally-imposed increase since the passage of the 2007 Fair Minimum Wage Act. Per the Act, American Samoa’s minimum wage will reach that of the current Federal minimum wage by 2036...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 45-year-old man from Fagasa who is accused of sexually abusing his 11-year-old stepdaughter was arrested by police this week. (Samoa News has decided to withhold the name of the stepfather, to protect the 11-year-old. It should be noted that the Court affidavit...

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