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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...
American Samoa District Court building
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...
Amata and friends at opening of 116th Congress
Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata was sworn in to serve the people of American Samoa for a third term in Congress as the new 116th Congress officially convened. “I am proud to represent American Samoa, but humbled by the responsibility,” said Aumua Amata. “This is my third time...
House Speaker Savali Talavou Ale with his wife, Beauty
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With no challenger, the local House of Representatives Thursday re-elected Rep. Savali Talavou Ale as Speaker of the House for the next two years. The election was part of the swearing-in ceremony for all faipule, presided over by Chief Justice Michael Kruse. Also...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Chief Justice Michael Kruse says setting someone else's car on fire is not only "outrageous," but "it needs to be deterred." Laofie Samuelu appeared in High Court yesterday morning for sentencing. In a plea agreement with the government — which Kruse previously called a...
Fofo District faipule Rep. Andra Samoa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Fofo faipule Rep. Andra Samoa says she is both "relieved" and "happy" with Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga's decision to remove her from the board of the American Samoa Telecommunications Authority (ASTCA). (A letter signed by Lolo on Dec. 26, 2018 removes Samoa and Sen....
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who allegedly hit his niece with a shovel on New Year's Day has been arrested and charged with second degree assault. Voi Sautia made his initial appearance in District Court yesterday morning. His bail is set at $5,000 The charges stem from an incident that...

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