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ASTCA chief executive officer Lewis J. Wolman
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa TeleCommunications Authority (ASTCA) has a new “prefix” — the first three numbers of either a landline or cell phone — which is “782” for its cellular phone service, and it was introduced last month, as the ASG-owned telecom provider launched a new...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —A young man with several bench warrants including a large sum of traffic fines owed to the court was arrested last week on allegations of unlawful drug possession. Filisi Auelua made his initial appearance in District Court last week and bail is set at $5,000 cash. He is...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — To close out Domestic Violence Awareness Month several local agencies and government departments are banding together to host a walk aimed at bringing awareness to services that are available locally for domestic violence victims and their families. Called “Walk A Mile...
Photo of MMR vaccine and needle
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Measles is very infectious. Symptoms include: fever cough runny nose sore and watery ‘pink eyes’ rash There are no cases yet in American Samoa but there is an outbreak in Samoa. If you’ve got any of these symptoms, or someone you know does, call 633-5871 or call your...
AS-EPA director Lefega Fa’amao Asalele Jr. with participants of the 2019 Dry Litter Exchange Workshop
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency (AS-EPA) shared local knowledge on its highly successful dry litter operations with our neighboring Pacific Islands last week. AS-EPA hosted the Dry Litter Piggery Program Workshop in American Samoa from October 7–11,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of burglarizing a Tafuna store has been arrested, pursuant to a warrant from the court. Joseph Faapito, 26, made his initial appearance in District Court last week. He is charged with first degree burglary and stealing, both class C felonies, punishable by...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Page, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 26-year-old man from Malaeimi accused of having sex with a 16-year-old girl multiple times has entered into a plea agreement with the government. Filemoni Sani appeared in High Court last week for a Change of Plea hearing. He is represented by Assistant Public Defender...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 39-year-old man from Samoa who was convicted of unlawful possession of meth has been ordered to depart the territory and remain outside of its borders as a condition of his 5-year probation term. Lafaele Anetone, who has been in custody since his arrest last year,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The federal appeals court in Washington D.C. has scheduled an oral arguments hearing early next month, for the American Samoa based, Manu’a’s Inc., dba Manu’a’s Discount Store petition against the US Secretary of Labor. Manu’a’s is appealing the US Occupational Safety...
The front section of the Special Education (SPED) classroom and office at Nu’uuli Vocational Technical High School.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Although this past Monday was a government holiday, a crew from the Department of Public Works’ DOE Maintenance Division showed up at the NVTHS SPED building to carry out repairs requested by Favela Isileli, a SPED specialist at the Home of the Wildcats. Rep. Larry...

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