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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Police from the Tafuna and Fagatogo Substations arrested three men at three different occasions last week on allegations that they each assaulted their wives. The first incident happened in Pago Pago while the other two incidents were reported from Tafuna and Malaeimi....
Former DPS police officer, Steven Tuatoo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Despite strong opposition from the government’s attorney, District Court Judge, Fiti Sunia has granted the defense motion to set a bail amount for former DPS police officer, Steven Tuatoo, who had been ordered by the court to be held in custody with no bail after his...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 45-year-old man from Fagasa was arrested Monday night on the allegation that he assaulted his wife while he was under the influence of alcohol. The wife was present with noticeable bruises on her right eye when her husband made his initial appearance in District Court...
Justice Tafaoimalo Leilani Tuala-Warren.
Apia, SAMOA —A man who stabbed his wife with a screwdriver ten times in public, while their children looked on, has been jailed for two years and six months.  Supreme Court Justice, Tafaoimalo Leilani Tuala-Warren, issued a suppression order prohibiting the publication of the names and details of...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  The 35-year-old man accused of assaulting his wife while he was extremely intoxicated has told the court he is sorry for his actions. The defendant was initially charged with 3rd degree assault, public peace disturbance, and endangering the welfare of a child - all...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man from Nu’uuli was arrested last week and charged for allegedly assaulting his wife, and yelling profanities in the presence of his four children, his mother in law, and two aunties who were all inside the home at the time. The defendant, 40, is facing charges of...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 42-year-old man who was accused of assaulting his wife while he was extremely intoxicated told the court that he was sorry for his actions. The defendant was initially charged with 3rd degree assault, public peace disturbance and endangering the welfare of a child, all...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Former DPS police officer Steven Tuato’o who ran from local authorities in November of last year will be extradited to American Samoa to face charges against him, after he was served with the copy of an arrest warrant from American Samoa last month while being detained...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 37-year-old man who was accused of assaulting his wife while he was extremely intoxicated told the court that he was sorry for his action. The defendant was initially charged with 3rd degree assault, public peace disturbance and endangering the welfare of a child,...
Professor David Tombs ... “churches are going to have to be a part of the solution." [Image: Sri Krishnamurthi/NZIPR]
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — Globally, roughly one in three women experience violence, but in Samoa it is “probably” two out of three women, according to Professor David Tombs, principal investigator of the research project to strengthen the role of the church as an actor in the prevention of gender-...

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