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Sen. Galea’i M. Tu’uufuli in his Senate seat
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga and Congresswoman Aumua Amata have both expressed sadness and sorrow over the passing of Sen. Galea’i Moaali’itele Tu’ufuli, 81, who passed away Wednesday morning at St. Rose Hospital in Hayward, California. Lolo describes Galea’i as “American...
The Governor’s Chief of Staff, Fiu Johnny Saelua
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — District Court Judge Fiti Sunia has continued the case of the Governor’s Chief of Staff until Nov. 14, 2018. When Fiu John Saelua’s case was called in court yesterday morning, Independent Prosecutor David Vargas informed the court that they have reached an agreement with...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The case against Logoitino Amituana’i who is charged with escape from confinement is now bound over to the High Court, after the defendant waived his right to the preliminary examination that was scheduled before District Court Judge Fiti Sunia yesterday morning....
File photo of National Christmas Tree from past year.
Washington, D.C. — Fifty-six schools across the country are creating one-of-a-kind ornaments for the 2018 National Christmas Tree experience on the Ellipse in President’s Park in Washington, D.C., and Fagaitua High School has been selected to create these handcrafted ornaments that will adorn a...
TCF sign and entrance
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Three Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) officers have been suspended following a police investigation into an incident whereby an inmate, Nick Mataia, was allegedly beaten by other inmates last Saturday. A source confirmed to Samoa News this week that the three TCF...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A land dispute between families in Faleniu ended when police officers arrested five people and held them at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) on Tuesday afternoon, to prevent any violence within the family. All five made their initial appearances in District...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A security guard for the Magic Circus of Samoa was arrested last week on the allegation that he was intoxicated and yelled profanities on the road in Nuuuli. Uili Tea made his initial appearance in District Court last week. He is charged with third degree assault and...
Ifo Pili
Provo, UTAH — American Samoa born and raised Ifo Pili (son of the late Falema'o Pili) was a VIP sideline guest during BYU's Homecoming Game against the University of Hawaii.  Ifo, now the city administrator for Eagle Mountain City, was an All-Conference BYU Cougar football player, who also played...
Fagatogo Marketplace
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A new company in American Samoa — Island Fisheries — has been negotiating a lease agreement with the Department of Marine & Wildlife Resources for the use of the Fish Market at the Fagatogo Market Place, according to the American Samoa Community Activities &...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga on Oct. 8 signed into law, an Administration bill approved by the Fono, that amends local law by creating the American Samoa REAL ID Act, which complies with the federal REAL ID Act, that has been place for more than a decade. The US Department...

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