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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — One of the two women accused of stealing money from Western Union has entered into a plea agreement with the government. Lagavale Sasa, a.k.a. Lana, appeared before Associate Justice Fiti Sunia last Friday morning for a Change of Plea hearing. Prosecuting the case was...
A screenshot of an October 1987 group photo of  those who attended the 16th South Pacific Chiefs of Police Conference
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Some of the delegates for the three-day 48th Pacific Islands Chiefs of Police (PICP) Conference, which opens Wednesday at the Ottoville Professional Building in Tafuna, started arriving over the weekend for the PICP Women’s Advisory Network (WAN) Chair’s Meeting, that...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of fraudulently using another person’s credit card has admitted to the stealing charge against him. Vaosa Igafo appeared in court last Friday morning for a Change of Plea hearing. Prosecuting the case was Assistant Attorney General Christy Dunn, while...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — An inmate who is serving a lengthy sentence for the murder of his brother several years ago in Aunu’u, appeared in District Court last Friday on the allegation that he stabbed another inmate with a knife inside the TCF last week.  Faufano Faauliuli is charged with one...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A “Transition Plan” is being developed for the proposed merging of KVZK-TV — the Office of Public Information — with the American Samoa TeleCommunications Authority (ASTCA), according to ASTCA board chairman Iulogologo Joseph Pereira. Reports of KVZK-TV coming under the...
 Family and friends of two young men missing at sea in American Samoa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — What was supposed to be a fun and exciting weekend outing turned into tragedy when two young men went missing in the waters of Utumea.  The social media pages for the two missing boys — Alex Peric and Anthony Leota — have been flooded with comments and well wishes from...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 42-year-old man facing multiple drug charges appeared in High Court this past Wednesday. Prosecuting the case is Assistant Attorney General Laura Garvey, while Assistant Public Defender Ryan Anderson is representing Sierra Isaia, who continues to be released on a $2,...
The Tauese P. F. Sunia Ocean Center
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  The National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa (NMSAS) Advisory Council is currently recruiting for the Community-at-Large: Tutuila West Area seat. The NMSAS Advisory Council provides the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries with advice and recommendations on the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The government has filed second degree burglary and felony stealing charges against Filiki Naasona, for his alleged involvement in a store break-in. According to the government’s case, police received a call on June. 28, 2019 from the victim, reporting that his store was...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The US Department of Transportation has granted the cabotage exemption request by the Samoa government-owned Polynesian Limited, dba, Samoa Airways to continue operating Manu’a flights up to early next year. Samoa Airways earlier this year was granted an exemption by the...

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