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PO1 Manuel Gonzales and YN1 Moli Po Ching
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Local residents have the chance next week to tour the United States Coast Guard Cutter (USCGC), Joseph Gerczak which will be docking at the Port of Pago Pago tomorrow (Saturday, Aug. 3rd), and departing next Tuesday, Aug. 6th, heading to the independent state of Samoa....
North Korean cargo ship, Wise Honest (left) with a towing vessel in the bay area waters
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The federal court in New York City has approved the sale of the North Korean cargo ship Wise Honest, which as of yesterday, remains anchored in Pago Pago harbor. Court documents, which outlined the agreement for the sale, makes no mention of the current location of the...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man with an outstanding arrest warrant was picked up by police last week and charged with unlawful possession of drugs after a woman told authorities that her husband bought 2 marijuana cigarettes from him. Arona Brown made his initial appearance in court last week....
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...
Territorial Correctional Facility, TCF
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...
Ana Tran Thi
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...
American Samoa District Court building
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...
American Samoa High Court building
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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