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Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
  Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 6th annual Workforce Day, organized by the ASG, will be held at the Fagatogo Malae, and will coincide with the dedication of two government projects — later this month. Speaking at last week Thursday’s cabinet meeting, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga said the Workforce...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young man who unlawfully entered a house at night and attempted to rape a 16-year-old girl back in Oct. 2017 was sentenced to 28 months in prison, as a condition of a 7-year probation term.  Asopa’epa’e Alapati, 24, was initially charged with second-degree burglary and...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The US Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) has given  “American Samoa Inter-Island Ferry Service” a new designation of Marine Highway Route and Designated Project, paving the way for Port Administration to seek funds “to advance commerce...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — It was during the sentencing of a man convicted of disturbing the public peace that Judge Elvis P. Patea said that the court would not allow any person to stay in the territory against local Immigration Laws. Eneliko Apelu was facing charges of public peace disturbance...
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Apia, SAMOA — A police officer in Samoa has been arrested and charged with accepting a bribe in relation to a drug smuggling case. The officer is accused of taking a bribe from a man charged with the possession of more than $US150,000 worth of cocaine and heroin. The man had tried to move the drugs...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 25-year-old male accused of disturbing the peace this past Saturday afternoon made his initial in District Court yesterday morning, where he entered a ‘not guilty’ plea to the charges against him. Jason Vavega is charged with third degree assault, third degree property...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A former employee of Y&J Store convicted of stealing from the company has been ordered to pay restitution of $3,913.04, as a condition of his 5-year probation. Faleulu Esau appeared in court last week for sentencing. Esau, who was released on bond, was initially...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who was arrested for disturbing the public peace is now facing drug charges. Sefo Fa’amanatu, 28, appeared in court this week. He is charged with unlawful possession of methamphetamine, a felony; and 2 misdemeanors: public peace disturbance and trespass. Bond is...
[l-r] Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga, Samoa Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi and Lt. Gov. Lemanu Palepoi Sialega Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga told cabinet members that monetary contributions made during the Manu Samoa fundraising event last week in the territory “reflects our investments in the future prosperity of our territory, and the sustainability of our quality of life...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga in a photo from Tuesday, July 23, 2019 with Monsignor Viane Etuale
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The “after-the-fact purchases and circumvention of purchasing procedures” by executive branch agencies, has prompted Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga to once again issue a memo to directors, reminding them about local laws and regulations governing such matters and urging...

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