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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 39-year-old man from Iliili who is accused of using a piece of wood to assault another man has been arrested and charged with second degree assault, a felony, and two misdemeanor charges; property damage and unlawful use of a weapon. William Amosa made his initial...
JROTC sign on its headquarters building in Tafuna
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — This school year, Tafuna High School JROTC Cadets and Instructors paved the road to excellence in the American Samoa Multiple Unit (ASMU) JROTC programs. On April 25, 2019, Tafuna JROTC Task Force, for the second time, set the highest overall JROTC Program Accreditation...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A third wrongful death lawsuit has been filed by the surviving family members of a fisherman who died when he fell overboard a US fishing vessel docked in Pago Pago and drowned. This time, the lawsuit is filed with the Washington State county Superior Court, against only...
ASCC Business Department chairperson Dr. Faofua Faatoafe (center) celebrates with four of her students (and one of their daughters) upon their return from a field trip to the Independent State of Samoa, where they observed the operating methods of a number of businesses.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Four Business students at the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) recently returned from a week in the Independent State of Samoa, where they visited a wide variety of factories, retail outlets and home-run enterprises to observe firsthand how commercial entities...
The vehicle driven by defendant Folasa Galea’i
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Jury instructions and opening statements for the jury trial of a man who is facing one count of vehicular homicide for the death of a man in his late 60s in June of 2017 began yesterday in High Court. Folasa Galea’i, who is out on a $2,500 surety bond, is charged with...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 20-year-old man from Samoa convicted of unlawfully entering a home and stealing a rifle was ordered by the court to depart the territory and remain outside of its border for the duration of his 7-year probation. Leisam Sioka appeared in High Court last Friday for...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The government owned Territorial Bank of American Samoa (TBAS) plans to expand its services to the Manu’a island group soon with the installation of ATMs, starting first with Ta’u island and later on Ofu island. This is “pursuant to our commitment to provide banking...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 42-year old man who was accused of assaulting his wife inside their house in Pago Pago village while he was heavily intoxicated told police that the reason he did this was because he wanted to discipline his wife from running her mouth off at him in front of people....
Lt. Gov Lemanu Mauga and Office of Insular Affairs Director Nikolao Pula
Washington, D.C. – David Bernhardt, U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary on Monday announced $35,665,280 million in fiscal year 2019 grant funding support to the U.S. Territory of American Samoa. Office of Insular Affairs Director Nikolao Pula delivered a large portion of these funds to Lt....
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — ANZ Guam Inc., parent company of ANZ Amerika Samoa Bank, has filed a counter-claim at the federal court in Guam, against the three American Samoans who sued the financial institution in March of last year. Plaintiffs — Ronald Parker, Fa’afetai Parker, and Tualagi...

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