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DEPORTATIONS

American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — During the sentencing of a man from Samoa convicted of violating local drug laws, the court said the only option in cases like this, is to send the culprits back to their countries, to save local resources. Mataese Aleki, a citizen of Samoa, was in custody for over 12...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  American Samoa District Court Judge Elvis Patea says he believes the Samoa Consulate Office is trying to dodge his orders regarding citizens of Samoa he has ordered to leave the territory. The judge said two citizens of Samoa, who the court ordered to leave three...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Samoa News is currently looking into claims that Samoa is refusing to accept — or at least dragging their feet on — individuals from Samoa who are being deported after overstaying or participating in criminal activity in American Samoa. Meanwhile, overstayers Anetone and...
DEVELOPING LITERACY RATE: The Rotary Club of Apia donated 600 reading books for the Samoa Returnees Charitable Trust of Samoa to assist in their literacy program. [Samoa Observer]
Apia, SAMOA — The Rotary Club of Apia has come to the assistance of the Samoa Returnees Charitable Trust (S.R.C.T.) in their request for educational material to complement their weekly literacy programmes targeting young offenders, and at risk group who needs special attention to prevent becoming...
 SRCT staff and members after a hard day's work at Goshen Trust in 2012. [Photo: Samoa Returnees Charitable Trust]
Apia, SAMOA — For some of the men aboard this US chartered plane, it would be the first time they have been back to Samoa since they were young. But a new life lays ahead for them now, after they were deported from the United States for crimes ranging from assault to being armed with a dangerous...