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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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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man from Samoa who entered into a plea agreement with the government has been ordered  to depart the territory and remain outside of its borders for the duration of his probation term. Okesene Valoaga, 35, appeared in High Court this week for sentencing. He was...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of assaulting his wife appeared in District Court last week but was released on his own recognizance to await his next court appearance, set for Sept. 24th in the Family, Drug & Alcohol (FDA) court. (Samoa News is withholding the names of all parties...
 The American Samoa Medicaid Agency Director Tofoitaufa Sandra King Young
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Medicaid Agency Director Tofoitaufa Sandra King Young attended a House Health Committee hearing last week to report on the status of the American Samoa Off-Island Medical Referral Program (OMR). She presented documents to the committee that while they...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who was arrested for disturbing the public peace last week is now facing felony charges of unlawful possession of illegal drugs. Agasii Viliamu made his initial appearance in court late last month on the charges of third degree assault and public peace disturbance...
Photo of Chicken of the Sea canned tuna
Washington, D.C. — Chicken of the Sea International (COSI), producer of Chicken of the Sea canned tuna, is recommending that the federal American Samoa Economic Development Credit (ASEDC) “should be left to expire permanently”, as it benefits only StarKist Inc., COSI’s major competitor. At the same...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The High Court is taking under advisement a motion from the government to revoke bail for William Faapaia. The government claims that Faapaia violated conditions of his release from a previous case that was filed last year. According Prosecutor Laura Garvey, one of the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of pointing a gun at a woman’s head in the presence of their young children was arrested by police and he’s now in custody. While arresting the man, police found a baggie of methamphetamine on him. (Samoa News has decided to print the defendant’s name due...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The two probationers who tested positive for drugs last Thursday have been ordered to each serve 9 days at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF). Ieniseli Mosese and Faafetai Lefatia Jr appeared before Judge Elvis P. Patea yesterday morning for a Disposition...

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