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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man was arrested on the allegation that he assaulted his wife. When police officers arrived at the couple’s home, the wife told police that she is suspicious that her husband is involved in something unusual, like “doing drugs”. He was later charged with one count of...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who was convicted of stealing was released from custody, after the court determined that the 12 months he spent at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) to await sentencing, was enough punishment. Tasileti Aleluia, under a plea agreement with the government,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has officially extended for another 30-days his coronavirus emergency declaration, through the Sixth Amended Declaration, effective July 1. American Samoa — without a confirmed case — continues under the “Code Blue” threat-level. The amended...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man with a pending criminal case in District Court was arrested last month on the allegation that he burglarized a home in Vaitogi before he assaulted an intoxicated man who was walking on the road late at night. When questioned by police, the defendant, Arona Edward...
ASG Treasurer Ueligitone Tonumaipe’a
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In a statement this week, ASG Treasurer Ueligitone Tonumaipe’a informed those with little or no income that by filing an American Samoa tax return that “you MAY qualify to receive” an Economic Impact Payment (EIP), or stimulus check as part of the federal Coronavirus Aid...
Aerial view of StarKist Samoa plant
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — StarKist Samoa, the largest private employer in the territory, has no production today, Thursday, and tomorrow, Friday — which has also been declared by Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga as a government holiday on July 3rd in observance of the 4th of July, U.S. Independence Day...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man from Pago Pago who fled from police officers was later apprehended after officers found him sleeping at a bus stop. Desmond Tupa’i made his initial appearance in Court where he was released on his own recognizance to await his next hearing, which is now set for...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — After Governor Lolo M. Moliga, issued the Sixth Amended Declaration, DHSS Director Muavaefa’atasi John E. Suisala issued a press release advising all parents whose children are enrolled at any of the twenty-three daycare centers subsidized through the American Samoa...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Twenty-four high school graduates have received ASG scholarships to the American Samoa Community College and a short ceremony was held Tuesday at the local Education Department (ASDOE) to announce the recipients. Education director, Dr. Ruth Matagi Tofiga said yesterday...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The aumaga — or untitled men — of the four villages already approved for the government’s enforcement program, not only for the coronavirus restrictions but illegal drugs, are each getting a $10,000 check, funded with ASG’s share from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief...

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