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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 50-year-old stepfather who is serving a straight 15-year sentence at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) for having a sexual relationship with his 15-year-old stepdaughter, is asking the High Court to vacate his sentence. Wayne Otto Smith appeared in court...
Galea’i Moaali’itele Tu’ufuli at work in the Senate
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has ordered that all flags in American Samoa be flown at half staff for two-days — starting at sunrise today — in remembrance of late Senator, Le Afioga Galea’i Moaali’itele Tu’ufuli, who passed away Oct. 24th at St. Rose Hospital in Hayward,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man with a 4-year-old bench warrant, issued for failure to comply with conditions of his probation, has been ordered by the court to depart American Samoa and stay outside of its borders for 2 years. Fa’amanatu Tugaga appeared before District Court Judge Fiti Sunia...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The third cruise ship for November, “Seven Seas Mariner” with just over 1,200 passengers and crew, calls into the Port of Pago Pago around 8a.m. today, arriving from Bora Bora, French Polynesia, for a one-day visit, departing around 6p.m. for Apia, Samoa. According to...
In the presence of the residents that were able to take part including the staff, management and Hope House board members, the Bluesky team presents their donation
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Bluesky Communication’s theme for November is “Giving Thanks” and in the spirit of Thanksgiving, Bluesky visited Hope House to present the residents with a special treat for their Thanksgiving celebration this year! Taking time out of the short and busy week, ≈ in caring...
Paul Harman in handcuffs with Homeland Security officers
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A Tongan national with an arrest warrant issued by the Washington State Court for raping an underage girl back in 2005 was arrested by armed Special Agents of the Department of Homeland Security (DHLS) last Friday here in American Samoa. Paul Harman appeared in High...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — An Asian man who was convicted by the High Court of homicide by vehicle a few years back appeared in court again last week for a probation revocation hearing. Chung Se Lee was represented by private attorney Matalupevao Leupolu Jr, while prosecuting the case was...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 36-year-old man who allegedly was walking around the Pava’ia’i area heading up the hill with a machete has been arrested by police and charged with 3rd degree assault and disturbing the public peace (PPD). Faamanatu Laloifi made his initial appearance in District Court...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In 2008 it was estimated that by 2020 the world population would reach 7.5 billion. As of November 11, 2018, the actual number is 7.2 to 7.7 billion with the majority living in the poorest countries with the highest smoking rates and exposure to environmental pollutants...
Ms. Bonnelley Pauulu (ASG-Hawaii), Ms. Oilau Lutali (UH), Ms. H. Gingerlei Porter (UH), Ms. Britanica Sene (UH) and Mr. Soliali’i Falepo (ASG-Hawaii)
Honolulu, Hawaii – Ms. Gingerlei Porter and students from the UH Manoa, Ms. Oilau Lutali and Ms. Britanica Sene, met with officials at the American Samoa Government Hawaii Office recently on potential areas for collaboration and opportunities for students from American Samoa within UH Manoa...

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