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Taulapapa William Sword, National Committeewoman and Congresswoman Aumua Amata & Frank Barron
The Republican Party of American Samoa was in South Florida at Trump National Doral Resort for the winter RNC Meeting.  Attending on behalf of American Samoa is RPAS Chairman Taulapapa William Sword, National Committeewoman and Congresswoman Aumua Amata & Frank Barron as proxy for National...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A male probationer convicted of meth possession was released from the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) last week, after the court sentenced him to time served, 145 days, one of several conditions of his 2-year probation term. William Fonotumau, who was in custody...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man convicted of stealing lumber, cement, and electric tools was released from custody last week, after the court sentenced him to time served. Anetone Savili Jr. was initially charged with stealing and embezzlement, both class C felonies; along with trespass, a class...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Tropical Disturbance 05F recently classified by the Fiji Meteorological Service, also referred to as Invest 96P, just to the south of Manu'a will continue to move away from American Samoa. There is no threat of a tropical storm, hurricane, or tropical cyclone to...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A male driver and a female passenger of a vehicle pulled over by police officers for a seat belt violation last week are now in custody after officers discovered illegal drugs, paraphernalia, a handgun and ammunition inside the vehicle. The driver, Eddieboy Vaavale and...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In his last and final State of the Territory address as chief executive to the Fono last week, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga shared with lawmakers, “pathway forward for the remaining” months of 2020 for the Lolo-Lemanu Administration. One of them, Lolo said, is the upcoming...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of disturbing the public peace at his residence in Mesepa, by being loud and throwing empty beer bottles into his neighbor’s yard, is now facing multiple charges, including methamphetamine possession. Sosene Alatasi, 28, made his initial appearance in court...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who was arrested for disturbing the public peace and later found with illegal drugs has entered into a plea agreement with the government. Fiatele Wilson appeared in court this week for a pretrial conference; however, when his case was called, defense attorney,...
(l-r) ASCCC treasurer Christinna Lutu-Sanchez, Akenese Maifea, Faaeteete Sio, Meleseini Siufanua, ASCCC chairman Taotasi Archie Soliai, and board member Dr. Jueta McCutchan.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Community Cancer Coalition’s (ASCCC or Cancer Coalition) Indigenous Samoan Partnership to Initiate Research Excellence (INSPIRE) program has published its first article in the British Journal of Social Work. The article titled “Research Capacity...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The three House members who filed a lawsuit last year against the American Samoa Economic Development Authority (ASEDA) board of directors, over the agency’s spending of proceeds from the 2018 bond series without Fono approval will not seek reconsideration of the High...

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