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Dumped construction material
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A lawsuit was filed last week against Faumuina John Faumuina, his nephew, James Faumuina and two local construction companies for the alleged illegal dumping of solid waste and construction materials at the confluence of the Malaeimi stream and the Nu'uuli streams on...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 40-year-old man was charged last week in District Court after he allegedly stabbed a man at a friend’s house. The victim sustained wounds on his right arm and left shoulder and was admitted to the surgical ward. During his initial appearance in court, Alefosio Mikaele...
Marquis Leauma
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Thirty-two year old Marquis Leauma was a passenger in a car that crashed on the east side of Tutuila early Sunday morning, Sept. 13. The police commissioner Le’i Sonny Thompson declined comment Wednesday, and a police official declined to give information about the crash...
Amata in screenshot from You Tube
Washington, D.C. — Thursday, September 17, 2020 — Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed Committee action late last week and progress on a number of Veterans’ bills, including several she has cosponsored. Congresswoman Amata took part in this hearing remotely on September 10th, in which the Committee...
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HONOLULU — The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council, meeting virtually this week, recommended actions the Federal Government could take to promote seafood competitiveness and economic growth and to provide regulatory relief to support economic recovery for the offshore fisheries of...
 Vice Speaker of the House, Rep. Fetu Fetui Jr
  Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Vice Speaker of the House, Rep. Fetu Fetui Jr confirmed to Samoa News that a list of Asians, who have been issued permanent resident ID cards even though they have not lived in the territory for the requisite 20 years, has been compiled and includes two people who are...
Human Resources director Eseneiaso Liu
  Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Two deputy directors for the Human Resources Department (DHR), as dictated by local law, and conversion of contract workers to career service where the target issues raised with director Eseneiaso Liu, during her department’s fiscal year 2021 budget hearing earlier...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 33-year-old man convicted of assaulting his wife by striking her on the left side of her head and also her body while she was on the ground with a stick about 10-12 inches long and a Samoan wooden pillow (‘ali’), was released from custody this week after serving over 5...
Leone High School students and faculty as well as the ASTCA team
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — This group photo provided by the American Samoa TeleCommunications Authority showing Leone High School students and faculty as well as the ASTCA team, including chief executive officer Fala Sualevai (middle) was taken last Friday at the Leone High School campus. As part...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man from Samoa, who unlawfully entered a home with the intention of sexually assaulting a woman who was sleeping in the livingroom is now in custody after he was arrested by police last week. Vaalele “Vili” Togafau made his initial appearance in District Court this...

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