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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 33-year-old man convicted of stealing 2 laptops; a pair of digital speakers and a Samsung Galaxy S5 from a Tafuna store has been given another chance by the court. Fofogaolevai Oloapu appeared in court last week for sentencing. He was initially charged with second...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In support of Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga’s Jan. 29th order which continued the measles outbreak declaration and expands it to include measure to counter the new “coronavirus”, Health director Motusa Tuileama Nua on Friday, Jan. 31st, released a “travel advisory” for all...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man, 42, convicted of sexually abusing a girl, 15, has been ordered by the High Court to serve 20 months at the TCF as a condition of his 5-year probation. Lafaele Ulugia Jr has been in custody since his arrest early last year, unable to post a $10,000 surety bond. He...
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Pago Pago, AMERICA SAMOA — The Department of Human Resources has completed a review and adjustment salary threshold for employees with 25+ years of service, as well as a compensation policy for 4 other executive branch departments. This is according to Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga’s State of the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who is on probation for an assault conviction from last year was arrested this week on the allegation that he assaulted his aunty’s boyfriend. Ikenasio Tomasi is charged with one count of second degree assault, a class D felony, punishable by up to 5 years in jail...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency (ASEPA) is exploring options to either reuse and/ or recycle used oil on island or dispose of it off island, says Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga, who added that the ASEPA has been working on plans to remove hazardous waste...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 26-year-old man who is on probation was sentenced to 165 days at the TCF for resisting arrest. According to court records, Iakopo Talalelei put up a struggle when officers tried to handcuff him. He appeared in court last week for sentencing. When given the chance to...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has submitted proposed legislation which seeks to amend the current 2% wage tax law and establish by law, the Governor’s Healthcare Professional Succession Initiative. In the cover letter last week to Fono leaders, the governor pointed out that...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — All foreign travelers, except for Samoa passport holders, wanting to enter American Samoa are now required to come through the Hawai’i route, under Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga’s Jan. 29th, “continued and expanded” State of Emergency declaration, issued last month due to...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man from Samoa convicted of sexual abusing a 15-year-old girl has been ordered to depart the territory and remain outside of its borders as a condition of his 5-year probation. Oneone Tuala, 35, who has been in custody since his arrest, unable to post a $35,000 surety...

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