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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...
American Samoa High Court building
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...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 22-year-old man who is not new to the court system was given another chance by the court when he appeared before Judge Elvis P. Patea yesterday morning for a Disposition Hearing for failing to comply with conditions of his 2017 probation. Tie Jeffrey Lomon, who has...
Dept. of Public Safety building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Manu Lefatia, an inmate accused of escaping — with the alleged help of DPS officer Tuluiga Richard Salanoa — from the temporary holding cell (THC) in Fagatogo, is also facing allegations that he tried to bribe another police officer. Lefatia appeared in District Court...
Chairman Taotasi Archie Soliai; Council executive director Kitty Simonds; and Rear Admiral Kevin Lunday, commander of the Honolulu-based 14th District of the US Coast Guard
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council concluded their three-day 176th Council Meeting in Honolulu yesterday after dealing since Tuesday with a mixed bag of good and bad news about the future of fisheries in Hawai'i and the US Pacific islands. The Council...

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