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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 42-year-old farmer convicted of striking the back and shoulder of an intruder with a metal pipe after the intruder visited the defendant’s wife at their home was released from the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) last week, after the court sentenced him to time...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who is on 5 years probation for a drug conviction was arrested by police last week and charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance. Wayne “Ueni” Gasolo made his initial appearance in District Court last week. He is charged with one count of unlawful...
people gather at the Supreme Court on the morning after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  “Justice Ginsburg lived a wonderful American life story. Her career and her strength in adversity, became an inspiration, especially to so many women and girls. She was committed to her convictions, yet she was dear friends with Justices who had different strong...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service (USDA FNS), has approved an additional one-time payment of bonus benefits in the amount of $54 for all recipients of the American Samoa Nutrition Assistance Program (ASNAP) or the Food Stamp Program. The...
Young demonsrator at Saturday's rally for stranded residents.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Close to 50 members of the community (including infants and babies) gathered in front of Tropical Pizza in Tafuna, early Saturday morning, to show their strong support of the Tagata Tutu Faatasi Alliance of Amerika Samoa (TTFAAS). The Alliance comprises the 500+...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Through an executive order issued Tuesday this week, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga transferred operational and logistical control of the Governor’s Rule Reform Panel to the Legal Affairs Department, under the Attorney General’s Office. The five-member Panel was first...
Vendors at the Fagatogo Market Place
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 26-year old man convicted of assaulting a man at the Fagatogo Market while intoxicated in February of this year was ordered by court not to set foot in the market during the period of his 12-month probation. Welly Tapeni was initially charged with 3rd degree assault,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young woman convicted of stealing a cell phone from a store was sentenced to two years probation subject to several conditions including paying $1,000 to the court and $185 restitution for the cell phone she stole. Elsie Meredith, 28, appeared before Associate Justice...
Health director Motusa Tuileama Nu
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Health Department (DoH) has identified hotels for quarantine in Honolulu as well as medical partners to assist with COVID-19 testing for travelers if there is a repatriation flight to bring home American Samoa residents stranded off island. This is according to...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has instructed his executive director Iulogologo Joseph Pereira and Attorney General Mitzie Jessop-Ta’ase to draft policy that would provide benefits — including retirement — to all government contract workers, no matter the length of the...

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