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Men from Vatia yesterday morning selling “palolo” at the Fagatogo Market Plac
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Samoa News caught-up with these men from Vatia yesterday morning selling “palolo” at the Fagatogo Market Place right from a cooler. The cost was $30 for “afifi palolo” and $20 for a small-cup. The happy men said they used their fishing boat in the wee-hours of yesterday...
 Swains Island Delegate, Su’a Alexander Eli Jennings (third from left) surrounded family members, including former Swains Island faipule Capt. Wallace Thompson (second from left)
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Swains Island Delegate, Su’a Alexander Eli Jennings (third from left) surrounded family members, including former Swains Island faipule Capt. Wallace Thompson (second from left) following the Swains Island “special meeting” late Tuesday afternoon at the Election Office...
John Fitisemanu
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  As President Donald Trump pushes to end birthright citizenship for U.S.-born children of immigrants who are not citizens, a federal court case filed in Utah that seeks to expand that exact right for American Samoans is heating up, according to KUER.org — public radio...
Michael Castaneda
by Fili Sagapolutele Samoa News Correspondent Two similar but separate wrongful death lawsuits are pending before the High Court of American Samoa and the federal court in Santa Ana, California in connection with the death of the captain of a US fishing vessel, which was docked at the cannery side...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 40-year-old man from Nuuuli who was accused of driving a motor vehicle while his license has been permanently suspended by the court has pled guilty to felony driving, a class D felony. Paea Fifita, who has remained in custody since his arrest on Aug. 9, 2018 appeared...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — On Thursday, October 25, the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) Political Science Club welcomed Bishop Vaifanua Mulitauaopele of the American Samoa Republican Party as their guest speaker. Accompanied by his wife Eva, Bishop Mulitauaopele spoke to the club members...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata reported a listing comprised of most of the major federal grants welcomed throughout the past two years to American Samoa. “In 2017 and 2018, we have welcomed over $100 million in federal grants received, processed and awarded in Washington, D.C. for...
Chief Justice Michael Kruse
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Chief Justice Michael Kruse has granted a verbal application from an inmate who has a long history of violating drug laws of the territory to allow him to seek medical treatment off island, so that he will be able to care for his elderly parents and also be a good...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 43-year-old man accused of bringing inside his luggage a small quantity of marijuana has been placed on probation for 5 years, without any detention period. Iosefo N. Sagote was initially charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance (marijuana), a class...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — One of the three defendants arrested after armed detectives of the DPS Vice & Narcotics Unit executed two search warrants earlier this year in June in Petesa and Tafuna has entered into a plea agreement with the government. Sui Tago Jr, who has been in custody since...

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