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American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “Get a job.” This was the simple message Acting Associate Judge Elvis P. Patea gave to Mayne Siaumau when he appeared in High Court yesterday morning for his Order To Show Cause (OSC) hearing, along with a preliminary examination (PX) for failure to comply with...
 Bus driver, Taifau Mulipola
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The unfaithful bus driver who was having a secret sexual relationship with a 16-year old girl for months is paying a small price for his actions. Acting Associate Justice Elvis P. Patea ordered Taifau Mulipola to serve a period of detention of 14 months as a condition of...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man from Samoa, who arrived in the territory recently under a 30-day visitor’s permit, and is described by the District Court as a visiting tourist, has been ordered to return to his home country and not to break any local laws, if he wants to visit American Samoa...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Early this week, a 35-year-old man made his initial appearance in District Court on two misdemeanor counts of third degree assault and private peace disturbance after he allegedly assaulted his wife. The defendant is a Samoa national who works as a taxi driver to support...
American Samoa Power Authority officials William Spitzenberg, Wallen Young and Ryan Tuao’o
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — One of the major concerns raised by lawmakers including Fono leaders is the high cost of electricity, which according to lawmakers, has now reached 35 cents per kilowatt compared to a few months ago. Tuato’o explained that the increase is due to the hike in fuel prices,...
2015 Labor Day celebration
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has declared that Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 3, is a day of “celebration, recognizing and acknowledging the contributions of American Samoa’s working men and women — past, present and future — towards the betterment of our society the quality of...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Of the more than 30 possible candidates for the 2018 mid term election that have filed candidates’ petition, three of them are for the American Samoa’s Delegate seat to the US House of Representatives. Deadline to file a candidate’s petition for the Nov. 6th general...
Sen. Tuaolo Manaia Fruean
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa TeleCommunications Authority’s new proposal of $18.25 million in funds pending with the ASG Employees Retirement Fund is dependent on Legislative approval of an Administration proposed bill seeking to hike the local investment rate of the retirement fund...
Acting CEO Falaovaoto Sualevai (left) and board chairman, Sen. Fai’ivae Iuli Godinet
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa TeleCommunication Authority’s proposed fiscal year 2019 budget of more than $43 million in revenue includes over $18 million from the ASG Employees Retirement Fund that the authority has requested, but is not yet approved, according to information revealed...
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  by Ausage Fausia Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The preliminary examination (PX) for the second defendant in the Petesa drug raid last June where cops allegedly found a glass pipe containing a small quantity of methamphetamine took place yesterday afternoon, with District Court Judge Fiti Sunia...

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