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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — District Court Judge Fiti Sunia gave one final piece of advice to a former DPS officer, accused of touching a female officer in a sexual manner, “If you miss any of your court appearances one more time, you will find yourself inside the Territorial Correctional Facility...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 42-year-old man who was convicted of stealing, and later selling a tool box containing tools belonging to a mechanic, has been ordered to pay a $1,000 fine as a condition of his 7-year probation sentence. Onosa’i Latu was convicted of stealing, a felony punishable by 7...
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Salt Lake City, UTAH — After hearing oral arguments this week, a federal judge in Salt Lake City, Utah has taken under submission and will issue a written opinion “as soon as possible” in the US citizenship case filed by three US nationals living in Utah, according to federal court records. The...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — After spending 51 days in custody due to his illegal immigration status, the 59-year-old man who used a small knife to cut his hands and chest was released from custody, to await his pretrial conference hearing which is set for Nov. 23. Before Puou Vili was released from...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who claimed a package mailed through the U.S. Post Office on Apr. 13, 2017 in which crystal methamphetamine was found entered into a plea bargain with the government last week. Valaau Tinoa, 47, was initially charged with unlawful possession of a controlled...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Acting Associate Justice Elvis Patea has accepted a request from the Public Defender's Office to continue Alapati Mapu’s pretrial conference to next month, so they can go through all the information pertaining to the first three criminal cases filed against him, and add...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Seventeen cruise ships are scheduled to call into the Port of Pago Pago in 2019 and this includes four making their maiden voyages to American Samoa, bringing in more than 50,000 passengers and crew members, according to a schedule released yesterday by the American...
Congresswoman Amata during discussion of the details of her bill
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata’s bill (H.R. 5025) to put sensible time limits on any government fines and penalties for fishing vessels was marked up and passed by the Natural Resources Committee. “This bill would place time limits on the government, so they are required to notify...
Meteorologist-In-Charge, Elinor Lutu-McMoore (right) speaking at yesterday’s Tropical Cyclone Awareness Workshop
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Meteorologist-In-Charge, Elinor Lutu-McMoore (right) speaking at Wednesday’s Tropical Cyclone Awareness Workshop, at the US Army Reserve Center in Tafuna. The annual workshop hosted by the National Weather Service in Tafuna, brings together the weather office’s partners...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With the results of the Nov. 6th midterm elections made official on Tuesday, faipule-elect Andra Samoa of District 13 Fofo will be the only female faipule in the House when the new lawmakers are sworn-in on Jan. 3, 2019 for their two-year terms. Samoa, who unseated...

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