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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A woman who is accused of stealing merchandise worth over $400 from a store in December of last year was arrested by police last week at a bus stop in the Tafuna area. Foketi Laupana is being charged with one count of stealing, a felony, punishable by not more than 7...
ASG tank farm facility in Utulei
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The ASG appointed Energy Security Commission has assured Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga that fuel suppliers — Pacific Energy and Sunrise Oil —  along with ASG entities, “are working to ensure that we would never run dry.” Commission chairman, Taulapapa Willie Sword, who heads...
Amata and other Members, in this photo, are being briefed by Vice President Pence on national health efforts
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed bipartisan House passage on Wednesday of an $8 billion supplemental emergency funding package for comprehensive prevention and containment of COVID-19, commonly known as the coronavirus. “This bipartisan emergency supplemental funding will...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of burglarizing a home twice and allegedly stealing several items including cash was arrested by police this week. Jason Faafetai Uili, also known as “Tai” made his initial appearance in District Court this week. Uili is charged with 3 counts of stealing; 3...
Local supporters for US democratic presidential hopeful, billionaire businessman Mike Bloomberg at their campaign booth.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Local supporters for US democratic presidential hopeful, billionaire businessman Mike Bloomberg, set up a booth-tent Tuesday in front of the Samoa Sports Center, where the American Samoa Democratic Party held its territorial caucus. After the votes were counted, party...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — To combat the spread of coronavirus into American Samoa, the Health Department under a new travel advisory — which was issued last night and is effective Mar. 9th — places new registrations on all travelers including American Samoa residents entering the territory on...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 52-year-old man from Malaeimi who was accused of sexually assaulting a 38-year-old, who is a relative, has pled guilty under a plea bargain with the government. Tovia Misiolo is scheduled to appear in Court on May 23 for sentencing. Misiolo was initially charged with...
Sen. Logoai Siaki Logoai
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — To prevent the possibility of repeat offenders remaining in the territory and to further protect American Samoa, Sen. Logo’ai Siaki Logo’ai introduced legislation, which would require “any foreign nationals convicted of a felony be immediately deported from the Territory...
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Pago Pago, AMERICA SAMOA — A trough generating an extended period of rain and breezy conditions will drop across American Samoa Wednesday night and Thursday. The rain will linger through Friday. Heaviest rainfall is expected Thursday and Thursday night before diminishing Friday and Friday night....
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — On the night of Jan. 28, 2020, two cops observed Alefosio Tagoa’I spill a bag of potato chips on the ground after he and another male were pulled over at the Sobriety Checkpoint for an open container in the vehicle. Tagoa’i was the passenger. (Samoa News is withholding...

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