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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — To ensure justice and create a more compassionate and streamlined response, service providers must intervene in a way that speaks to the context of each victim's circumstance and respects the unique roles of the different professionals involved in responding to sexual...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Lands and Titles Division of the High Court of American Samoa has ruled to remove the Uiagalelei matai title from the incumbent registered holder, Uiagalelei Iona. The decision was handed down Aug. 19, 2019 and signed by Chief Justice Michael Kruse, Chief Associate...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 29-year-old man accused of burglarizing a home and stealing several items has entered into a plea agreement with the government. Anesi Uati, who has been in custody since his arrest last year, appeared in court last week for a Change of Plea hearing. He was represented...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The third co-defendant in the Taputimu sexual assault case has been ordered to serve 28 months at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) in Tafuna, as a condition of a 7-year probation term. Nick Mataia appeared in High Court yesterday morning for sentencing....
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa TeleCommunications Authority (ASTCA) is forecasting a “positive operating position in 2020”, with significant growth forecasted for mobile service revenue that is consistent with investment in 2019, according to ASTCA’s FY 2020 summary information...
Lt. Gov. leading the tug of war at the 2019 ASG Workforce Day
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Lt. Gov. Lemanu Palepoi Sialega Mauga (right) leading the Governor’s Office team in the tug-of-war competition during the ASG-sponsored Workforce Appreciation Day 2019 at the Fagatogo Malaeoletalu last Friday. Tug-of-war was one of the competitions for the annual...
Congresswoman Amata with Elaine Chao
Washington, D.C. — Aumua Amata welcomed a federal Department of Transportation grant of $1.5 million for road projects tied to Storm Gita damages. “These federal funds help our Territory’s efforts to continue to rebuild from our major storm last year,” said Aumua Amata. “I want to specially thank...
Saousoalii P. Siavii, Jr.
Kansas City, MO — A former NFL player from American Samoa, described by federal prosecutors as “an unlawful user of illegal drugs” will remain in custody following a detention hearing last week Thursday at the federal court in Kansas City, Missouri, according to court documents. Saousoalii P....
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A Complaint for Declaratory Judgment was filed in the Trivial Division of the High Court of American Samoa this week by three House Representatives named as plaintiffs, against the American Samoa Economic Development Authority (ASEDA). At the center of the complaint is...
Associate Justice Fiti A. Sunia
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Associate Justice Fiti Sunia told a man who pled guilty to sexually assaulting two 14-year-old girls last year, that his actions were not only ugly, but also unacceptable in American Samoa. “Drugs such as meth, to be followed by sex acts are the types of things that we...

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