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American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young man convicted of stealing equipment belonging to the government and later violating local drug laws is going to jail. Gaupule Fulu was ordered to serve 20 months at the TCF as a condition of his 5-year probation. Fulu, who has been in custody since his arrest,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man whose Immigration ID expired Jan. 21, 2019 has been released to the custody of Immigration. The man appeared in District Court Monday on charges of private peace disturbance and third degree assault following an alleged physical altercation with his wife. (To...
A trio of ASG personnel assigned to gather information and donations
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — All cabinet members and/or their designated employees who worked during the “Fesoasoani Alofa mo Samoa Fundraising” last month as well as the ongoing measles outbreak response will be compensated for the hours worked — outside of their regular working hours. During last...
American Samoa 2020 Census Office translator Sitagata Peniamina Nafa'atali,
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — US Census Bureau’s 2020 Census Advisor to American Samoa, Jason Kopp on Wednesday joined ASG leaders in urging all people residing in American Samoa — no matter the person’s immigration status — to fully participate in the 2020 Census to ensure an accurate and complete...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga is prepared to file a lawsuit against the US Department of Transportation, if the federal agency denies his request for a waiver under federal cabotage law that would allow the Samoa government-owned Samoa Airways to carry passengers between...
American Samoa District Court building
 Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — District Court Judge Elvis P. Patea has found probable cause to bind over to High Court, the government’s case against Siaopo Feagai, who is expected to enter a ‘not guilty’ plea this morning during arraignment. Feagai, who has a pending case in High Court for a similar...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The United Nations General Assembly “strongly urges” American Samoa’s  administering Power - the United States of America - “to refrain from undertaking any kind of illicit, harmful, and unproductive activities, including the use of the Territory as an international...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man convicted of violating local drug laws has been given another chance by the court. Sione Siolo appeared in High Court last week for sentencing. He has been in custody since his arrest on May 19, 2019 unable to post a $5,000 surety bond. Siolo was initially charged...
School bus spewing white smoke
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Talk about a health and safety hazard… Smoke coming from school buses is a common occurrence in the territory. Residents have long complained about the health hazards associated with the smoke, not to mention the problems it causes for motorists and pedestrians. This DOE...
Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With the November 2020 general election only 10 months away, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga reminds cabinet members and ASG leaders to “give our people the chance” to decide on their own, American Samoa’s next leaders and not influence them — especially ASG employees. “Don’t...

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