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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The court has continued sentencing for Taai Taufete’e to July 28, to allow attorneys and probation officers to do more research regarding the defendant’s previous cases. Taufete’e, who is still in custody since his arrest on June 2, 2018 appeared before District Court...
 In this Samoa News file photo, DPS and DHSS workers in August 2017 working to prepare the campus of Pava'ia'i Elementary School.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With the start of the new school year 2018-2019 only weeks away Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has reminded cabinet members of their respective agencies’ responsibilities under the Governor’s Adopt a School Program. Lolo issued the reminder at his cabinet meeting last week,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The preliminary examination (PX) for the third defendant in the Pago Pago drug raid last May where cops allegedly found illegal drugs took place this past Wednesday, with District Court Judge Fiti Sunia finding probable cause to bind Sio Godinet, Jr. over on 6 charges,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With solid promise of “much faster internet connectivity” from now on, the American Samoa spur connecting to the Hawaiki submarine fiber optic cable went live yesterday, during the official launching ceremony where Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga dismissed one critic, who...
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  by Ausage Fausia Samoa News Reporter Chief Justice Michael Kruse has granted a motion by private counsel Charles Alailima to continue the trial between the Pago Pago Village Council (PPVC) and an ousted matai of Pago Pago, High Talking Chief Tuaolo Meko Aiumu, until some time in September of this...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has suggested to the feds that they apply the rules of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) on international fishing area in the Pacific Ocean called Overlap Area, arguing that it would be more beneficial to the territory’s...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Acting Associate Justice Elvis P. Patea has issued a bench warrant for an Asian business man for failure to comply with a court order. The businessman, Mr. Kim, is believed to be the sponsor of a Fijian man, who is jailed at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF)....
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Secretary of Samoan Affairs, Mauga T. Asuega has cautioned local residents who received federal disaster assistance as a result of Tropical Storm Gita, not to misuse federal money. The US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved more than $22.22 million in...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Hawaii Cable, LLC — owner of the current undersea fiber optic cable connecting American Samoa to Hawai’i — has given to the American Samoa Government more than $800,000, to cover dividends for ASG and corporate tax payment for the cable system’s...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 22-year-old man from Tafuna, along with several juveniles, broke into the SAAB Pago Store in Tafuna and stole about $,5000 worth of goods, none of which were recovered was ordered by the High Court to pay a restitution in the amount of $5,000, after he serves a period...

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