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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Bail is set at $500 for Apelu Fonotia, who was taken into custody last week following an incident in Fagaima where he is alleged to have gone to his neighbor’s home with a knife, punched a man in the face, and challenged others to a fight. Fonotia made his initial...
Vaiana Taufuiono Ma’o-Aab with her winning science project
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Vaiana Taufuiono Ma’o-Aab - a 2nd grader - and her older brother Russ have made it out of their school science fair competition. This means they will be representing Siliaga Elementary School during the Annual Island-Wide Science Fair Competition to be hosted by the...
Former Department of Youth and Women’s Affairs (DYWA) director, Jonathan Fanene
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Former Department of Youth and Women’s Affairs (DYWA) director, Jonathan Fanene was - again - arrested over the weekend for a domestic violence incident involving his wife. Fanene, who has a pending case in High Court for the same allegation, made his initial appearance...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa now has 12 laboratory confirmed measles cases while 20 out of the 22 daycare centers opened yesterday as Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga requests a detailed report from Immigration on a solid estimate of overstayers. These were some of the issues discussed...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — At last Friday’s cabinet meeting, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga introduced two new cabinet members - American Samoa Visitors Bureau executive director, Taimalelagi Minnie Tuia and Agriculture Department acting director, High Talking Chief (HTC) Sala Dr. Mata’ese Samuelu....
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — District Court Judge Elvis P. Patea has dismissed the charges against one of the co-defendants in the Nuuuli Church of Christ assault case, for which seven church members were arrested in September 2019 on the allegation that they assaulted a couple - also church members...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With “discrepancies” discovered under the list of current ASG assets, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has ordered a complete and accurate assessment of all government assets and property, for submission to its insurance carrier, which could result in a reduced insurance...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Police took into custody last Tuesday night two men, following a fight in Nuuuli, according to court information. The accused, Frank Isala and Willie Faapoi, made their initial appearances Wednesday in District Court. Isala is charged with two counts of third degree...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man involved in the case where 4 males were charged and convicted of assaulting another man with a machete a few years ago in now facing drug charges. Alapati Faamanatu made his initial appearance in District Court last week. He later waived his right to a preliminary...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of sexual abusing a 15-year-old girl is remanded back to custody to await sentencing, after he admitted to the allegations against him via a signed plea agreement with the government. Oneone Tuala, who has been in custody since his arrest, unable to post a...

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