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Terriorial Corectional Facility (TCF)
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — An inmate who escaped from the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) three times was sentenced by the High Court to serve an additional 5 years behind bars. Logoitinomatagilelei Amituana’i appeared before Chief Justice Michael Kruse last week for sentencing. He was...
Houses at Sogi
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa police are preparing to evict families who are refusing to vacate government lands at a settlement known as Sogi in Apia. The Police Commissioner Fuiavaili'ili Egon Keil has cautioned against violence in the process. "Our plea to the families in this area is to keep the peace...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Amy Wagner, a laboratory certification officer from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Region 9, administered an on-site evaluation of the American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency (AS-EPA) water laboratory, for analyzing drinking water...
Tualauta Rep. Larry Sanitoa [
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Unable to get specific answers to questions dealing with the American Samoa Economic Development Authority’s 2018 bond series sale and tax exempt status of the bond being in default, Rep. Larry Sanitoa, on behalf of his Tualauta constituents and others, plan to take...
DPS Central Station
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A DPS detective accused of resisting arrest when several officers tried to calm him down while he pointed a gun to his head in a suicidal act was arrested Monday night. Det. Justin Thomsen made his initial appearance before Judge Elvis P. Patea yesterday morning. He is...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of assaulting his wife appeared in District Court last week. He’s being charged with third degree assault and private peace disturbance. The government alleges that around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday night, a woman called the Tafuna Police Substation for assistance...
Rendering of proposed new Fono Building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —The Legislature’s proposed fiscal year 2020 budget totals just over $6.91 million — which is the same amount approved for FY 2019, although there are fewer employees for FY 2020, according to the government budget documents. The Fono is also being allocated a $500,000...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A convicted murderer accused of stabbing another inmate with a knife last month told investigators that he has had the knife in his cell for about 3 years. Faufano Faauliuli, who is serving a lengthy sentence for the murder of his brother several years ago in Aunu’u...
Road work in Fagaalu on the road going to LBJ hospital
Galuega i le aso Tofi, Aukuso 30, 2019, e toe fa’alelei le auala agai atu i le Falema’i o le LBJ i Fagaalu. [ata: Leua Aiono Frost]
Cake celebrating dedication of Jet Fuel Tank Farm
The cake marking the dedication this past Wednesday of the new Jet-A Fuel Tank Farm,  relocated from the area next to the Pago Pago International Airport parking lot, to just outside of the airport fence at Lions Park — near Pala Lagoon.  The jet fuel facility will continue to be operated and...

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