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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — This past Tuesday, the local Department of Health released an official statement notifying the public of “two travel-related suspected measles cases in American Samoa.” The measles epidemic in neighboring Samoa continues to make headlines in the Pacific Region. And while...
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  by Ausage Fauna Samoa News Reporter One of the four men who was at the Siaumau family compound in Petesa when armed detectives of the DPS Vice & Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant in July of this year is finally charged. It’s not confirmed why the government took so long to file its...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A Malaeimi man suspected of burglarizing a home in Mesepa has been charged with interfering with a police investigation. Alesana Filipo is facing two misdemeanor charges: public peace disturbance and interfering with a police investigation. He made his initial appearance...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young man caught with meth and pot was sentenced by the court last week to a term of probation of 5 years after he entered into a plea bargain with the government. The young man, Ripine Aiafi, appeared in court last week for sentencing. Prosecuting the case was...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa Government Dept. of Adm. Services Office of Archives and Records Management employees and the general public helped contribute towards several activities last month during the annual “American Samoa Archives Month”. Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga cordially...
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Pago Pago, AMERICA SAMOA — Two men were arrested and charged after police officers allegedly discovered drugs, guns and money inside a black bag found when their vehicle was searched. Faafetai Lefatia Jr, also know as “UNA BOY” and Daisy Mareko were arrested by police on Thursday of last week, Nov...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Health authorities in American Samoa say two children visiting from neighbouring Samoa are suspected of having measles and are in hospital care. Physician Saipale Fuimaono has told KHJ News that blood samples from the two are being sent to Hawaii for testing, with...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Two men arrested by police on allegations that their actions disturbed the public peace in Kokoland last week are now facing additional charges on alleged drug violations. Viliame Tevita and Afusia Maholi made their initial appearance in District Court last week. They...
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Apia, SAMOA — In press release, dated November 11, 2019, CEO for Samoa Airways, Tupuivao Seiulu Alvin Tuala responds to dispel mis-information circulating in the public claiming, passengers traveling with Samoa Airways are being turned away at check-in, for failure to produce proof of measles...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 30-year-old male accused of disturbing the peace on Monday, Nov. 05, 2019 made his initial appearance in District Court last week, where he entered a ‘not guilty’ plea to the charges against him. Aleki Vavega Jr, also known as “Alex Vavega Jr” is charged with third...

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