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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...
Medical students with ASG officials
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga (front, center) met this week with students who are on scholarship to Fiji National University. Also pictured are Sen. Faiivae Godinet, DBAS president Ruth Matagi-Faatili, ASCC president Dr. Rosevonne Pato, ASG scholarship board official Donna Gurr, DOE director Dr. Ruth...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — All three former employees of O&O Enterprises convicted of stealing goods from the company in a scam that cost the business over $19,000 were each sentenced to serve 20 months at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF). Siueli Blake, Kalala Leilua, and Arona Ma’a...
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Pago Page, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 52-year-old man from Samoa with a criminal history has been ordered to depart the territory and remain outside of its borders upon release from the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF), as a condition of his 5-year probation sentence. Olataga Fifita, who has been in...

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