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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Council of Chiefs for Fagasa village has imposed a $2,000 fine on a family for Facebook posts that stem from a feud that was fueled by social media posts. Samoa News was contacted yesterday by a concerned citizen — who does not currently live in Fagasa but whose...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — District Court Judge Fiti Sunia has found probable cause to bind over to the High Court, the government's case against Samuel Gaisoa, who is expected to enter a 'not guilty' plea this morning during arraignment. Gaisoa, who is out on $50,000 bond, is facing multiple...
Former police officer Mosese Lomu
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Former police officer Mosese Lomu — facing criminal charges in two separate cases — was remanded to the custody of the court marshal, temporarily, last Friday, as issues with his bond were being ironed out. Lomu — who is out on bond — appeared in High Court for a...
StarKist workers enter the canning plant in Pago Pago, American Samoa.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — StarKist Samoa, with more than 2,000 workers, is scheduled to resume production today, after its two-week annual end of the year holiday shut down. At the same time, all public and the majority of private school students return to class today, which means busy early...
Flooding in Tualauta County
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Twenty-four hours after Rep. Larry Sanitoa was sworn into office, he quickly raised with the Department of Public Works the issue of “deplorable roads” in some areas of Tualauta County, brought to his attention by residents and other members of the public who frequent...
District Court Judge Fiti Alexander Sunia
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — District Court Judge Fiti Alexander Sunia has been appointed by the US Secretary of Interior as the new Associate Justice of the High Court of American Samoa, a post that has been vacant for a while, following the retirement of then Associate Justice Lyle Richmond. It...
Lewis Wolman in 2014 when he was president of the Chamber of Commerce.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Ousted member of the American Samoa Telecommunications Authority (ASTCA) board of directors, House Rep. Andra Samoa said the ASTCA board was not included in the selection of current ASTCA chief executive officer (CEO) Lewis Wolman. Under the revised executive order...
National Weather Service, Pago Pago
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The National Weather Service in Pago Pago has issued a Flash Flood Watch for all of American Samoa, through Monday afternoon.  An active monsoon trough produced numerous to occasional showers with embedded thunderstorms Saturday afternoon is expected to continue to do so...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Public peace disturbances and traffic citations dominated the District Court calendar this past Monday, New Year's Eve. Samoa News points out that the number of these types of cases — during the holiday season — has dropped compared to last year. OVERVIEW Over a dozen...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who was "harassing" customers at a store in Pava'ia'i on Christmas Eve has pled 'not guilty' to public peace disturbance. District Court Judge Fiti Sunia has ordered a pretrial conference for January 30, 2019. According to the criminal complaint, police were called...

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