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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Acting Associate Justice, Elvis P. Patea has quashed the Order To Show Cause (OSC) hearing against the sponsor of a Fijian fisherman who is serving time at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF), after the court was satisfied that the sponsor has already paid the...
LBJ hospital
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — LBJ Medical Center chief executive officer Faumuina John Faumuina has called on lawmakers to revisit the current law that requires the only medical center in the territory to provide “free medical attention” to the public. Faumuina made the request last week during the...
Secretary of Samoan Affairs Mauga Tasi Asuega
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — It's been three weeks since a Tafuna HS senior was allegedly assaulted several yards from the front doorstep of his Malaeimi home by some aumaga members of Nuuuli village and speculations that a civil lawsuit is in the making, are already in the air. "How do we teach our...
Ryan Zinke and Mrs. Zinke chat with Congresswoman Aumua
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The main highway in Tutuila is all decorated and local students, along with ASG employees, will stand along both sides of the road today, to await US Secretary of Interior, Ryan Zinke’s pass-through motorcade which will be led by a police escort this morning. Zinke will...
Sen. Magalei Logovi’i
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — An administration bill raising the local investment from 17% to 35% for the ASG Employees’ Retirement Fund passed during second reading yesterday in the Senate and is expected to go through final reading today. Prior to the vote during the Senate session, the Senate...
Fuavai Sua (left) and Lualima Taliu (right)
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The two men convicted of receiving stolen property and then selling the items knowing they were stolen from a house in Nu’uuli were sentenced last Friday. Fuavai Sua and Lualima Taliu were ordered by Acting Associate Justice Elvis P. Patea to serve 14 months in jail, as...
Ienisei Matautia
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The woman accused of trying to deliver a package containing a huge quantity of methamphetamine into the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) early last month is now in custody. Ienisei Matautia was arrested by Detectives of the DPS Vice & Narcotics Unit over the...
American Samoa Election Office photo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Chief Election Officer, Dr. Lealo Uiagalelei has determined that three individuals are eligible as candidates for the US Delegate seat and fifty five for the local House of Representatives race, including two faipule incumbents running unopposed. “Based upon Nomination...
Lydia Faleafine Nomura
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “As employees, you are giving up your lives to serve our people — that is your sacrifice,” declared Lydia Faleafine-Nomura, the US Interior Department’s local field representative, in her keynote address at last Friday’s Workforce Day, under the theme: “Sacrifice for A...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Police from the Tafuna and Fagatogo Substations arrested three men at three different occasions last week on allegations that they each assaulted their wives. The first incident happened in Pago Pago while the other two incidents were reported from Tafuna and Malaeimi....

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