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Old U.S. Navy Bake Shop
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa governor says the historic building that used to be the old Navy Bake House, was beyond saving and needed to be demolished. The building, which had stood for more than 90 years, was bulldozed last week. Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga said a new fire...
TCF sign and entrance
  The three inmates accused of escape from confinement in July of this year while serving time at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) have been charged by the government. Andrew Peters, Jason Muasau and Vatia Tugaga appeared in District Court last week for their initial appearances. They...
United States Army Reserve Center - American Samoa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The US Army Reserve will hold a two-day community forum on Sept. 12 and 13 at the Army Reserve Center in Tafuna to explain and address public concerns on the Army Reserve’s plan to install in Tafuna a Modular Small Arms Range (MSAR) facility. The Sept. 12 forum is from...
American Samoa Executive Office Building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Department of Human Resources director, Eseneiaso Liu says her office is waiting for government attorneys to provide information on the fees to be imposed for every payroll deduction transaction, before payroll deductions are officially reinstated. Liu was responding to...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The US National Marine Fisheries Service has approved American Samoa’s Marine Conservation Plan (MCP), which was submitted early last month by Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga. The latest FMCP, which NMFS says satisfies the requirements of the federal Magnuson-Stevens Act, is...
Sen. Fonoti Tafa’ifa Aufata
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — At last week’s Fono Joint Budget hearings, Tualauta Sen. Fonoti Tafa’ifa Aufata again suggested that the government look at installing parking meters for the parking lot at the A.P. Lutali Executive Office Building in Utulei. Fonoti raised the issue during the budget...
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...

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