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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man with a pending drug case in High Court was arrested last week on similar allegations. Asolelei Tagoa’i, a.k.a. “DAYS”, appeared in District Court last week. He is charged with one count each of unlawful possession of methamphetamine; and unlawful possession of...
Derek Helsham (left) congratulates ASCC alumnus Alice Tausaga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Earlier this month, the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) provided a venue for the INSPIRE Research Symposium presented by the American Samoa Community Cancer Coalition. INSPIRE (Indigenous Samoan Partnership to Initiate Research Excellence) is a five-year program...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Only 62% of school children in American Samoa have completed the two doses of the Mumps, Measles and Rubella vaccination, prompting health officials to take action. Because of the current outbreak in neighboring Samoa, the Department of Health is urging parents to make...
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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