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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Sentencing for Aneti Luana is scheduled for May 2 after the court accepted his plea agreement. Luana, who has been in custody since his arrest last October, unable to post a $5,000 bond, appeared in High Court last week for a Change of Plea hearing. Luana, 25, was...
 Congresswoman Amata, NOAA’s Captain Kristie Twining, Lt. Cmdr. Rebecca Waddington, and friends in Tafuna
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Congresswoman Aumua Amata toured and discussed the special mission of the “hurricane hunter” aircraft the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) currently has in American Samoa. “I appreciate the opportunity to hear the details of this unique aircraft and...
ASG Budget and Planning Office director, Catherine A. Saelua
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — ASG Budget and Planning Office director, Catherine A. Saelua informed directors that the governor’s general memorandum issued late January this year due to the partial federal government shutdown — which has already ended — remains in effect. The memo outlines measures...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 38-year-old man accused of assaulting another person with a piece of metal has pled out. Fred Sopoaga, who has been in custody since his arrest last year, unable to post a $10,000 bond, appeared in High Court this week for a Change of Plea hearing. He was originally...
Secretary of Samoan Affairs Mauga Tasi Asuega
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The secretary of Samoan Affairs in American Samoa, Mauga Tasi Asuega, has urged the government to curb bad behaviour by youths. Mauga told a cabinet meeting discussing school vandalism that government officials should use their roles as parents, matai and members of...
Tula Town Hall participants
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Congresswoman Aumua Amata held a town hall meeting in Tula village to discuss issues and legislation, events in Washington, and federal services for constituents. The Congresswoman regularly holds town hall meetings throughout American Samoa to speak face-to-face, hear...
 Iulogologo Joseph Pereira; board chairman, ASG Treasurer, Uelinitone Tonumaipe’a; and board vice chair, Attorney General Talauega Eleasalo Ale
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee has agreed to request the Lolo Administration to provide proposed legislation to appropriate and approve spending of the more than $50 million in proceeds the government received from the sale of the 2018 bond series, issued...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Of the $1.6 million in unpaid payroll for Argosy University campuses, more than $7,000 is for the institution’s American Samoa branch, while an accreditation commission is preparing to fully withdraw Argosy’s accreditation, according to latest filings at the federal...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — An overstayer who is being held in custody on a 'no bail' status due to his immigration situation is set to return to Samoa — once there is a sailing of the Lady Naomi. Pea Toso appeared in District Court yesterday morning for a status hearing. He is charged with...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man from Samoa accused of raping a woman and pointing a gun at her face has entered into a plea agreement with the government. Kueva J. McFall, who has been in custody since his arrest last year, unable to post a $50,000 bond, appeared in High Court yesterday morning...

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