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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Chief Justice Michael Kruse has granted the government’s motion to forfeit Sonny “Mu” Kelemete’s bail for failing to comply with conditions of his release on bond while his case is pending in court. Kelemete, who is serving a 40-month term at the Territorial Correctional...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — After a decade serving as the American Samoa Visitors Bureau (ASVB) executive director, David Vaeafe is leaving the post, as his  contract was not renewed by the new ASVB board of directors. During FY 2019 budget hearings in September, Vaeafe was asked about his contract...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — An inmate who is serving a 15-year sentence for stealing — and also escaping from the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) in January 2012 during which he assaulted a taxi driver — was sentenced by the High Court to an additional 5 years in prison for escaping from...
F/V Princess Karlinna II
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Lt. Commander Karin Evelyn, the Public Affairs Officer for the 14th Coast Guard District (Hawaii-Pacific) has confirmed to Samoa News that the US Coast Guard had no involvement with the boarding of the F/V Princess Karlinna II last Monday afternoon. “We were made aware...
Congresswoman Amata greeting Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. David Berger
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata is welcoming House passage late Tuesday of a group of bipartisan and broadly supported veterans’ bills, including two that she co-sponsored. “On the week of Veterans Day, the House is voting on a series of veterans bills,” said Aumua Amata, Vice Ranking...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — This past Tuesday, the local Department of Health released an official statement notifying the public of “two travel-related suspected measles cases in American Samoa.” The measles epidemic in neighboring Samoa continues to make headlines in the Pacific Region. And while...
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  by Ausage Fauna Samoa News Reporter One of the four men who was at the Siaumau family compound in Petesa when armed detectives of the DPS Vice & Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant in July of this year is finally charged. It’s not confirmed why the government took so long to file its...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A Malaeimi man suspected of burglarizing a home in Mesepa has been charged with interfering with a police investigation. Alesana Filipo is facing two misdemeanor charges: public peace disturbance and interfering with a police investigation. He made his initial appearance...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young man caught with meth and pot was sentenced by the court last week to a term of probation of 5 years after he entered into a plea bargain with the government. The young man, Ripine Aiafi, appeared in court last week for sentencing. Prosecuting the case was...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa Government Dept. of Adm. Services Office of Archives and Records Management employees and the general public helped contribute towards several activities last month during the annual “American Samoa Archives Month”. Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga cordially...

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