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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young man who is accused of escaping from confinement while serving a 30-year sentence for robbing 9 Asian stores, including a store in Nuuuli at gunpoint, is asking the court to set his new case for trial. Richard Sifoa, represented by Assistant Public Defender Bob...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga’s Fisheries Task Force chairman, Solip Hong, has come out in support of a federal proposed rule, which addresses management of the “Area of Overlap” between the Convention Areas of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) and the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who was out on bond was remanded back to custody last week after he tested positive for meth, during a random test administered by Probation. Wilson Logomai, who is facing drug charges, appeared in High Court last week for an Order to Show Cause (OSC) hearing on...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A verbal altercation that resulted in a taxi driver getting punched in the eye has netted Teofilo Faamanatu a 12-month probation sentence and a $100 fine to be paid within 30 days. Faamanatu was initially charged with public peace disturbance and two counts of third...
U.S. Federal District Courthouse in Honolulu
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The legal battle at a federal appeals court between the Territory of American Samoa — through ASG — and the US National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) over the reduction of the Large Vessel Prohibited Area in territorial waters is finally heading towards oral arguments...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 25-year-old man from Samoa has been sentenced to 48 months imprisonment, as a condition of a 7-year probation term for having a sexual relationship with two minor children between December 2017 and February 2018. However, the detention period was suspended and the...
 Mosese Lomu
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The six-member jury took almost two hours to deliberate last Friday before delivering their verdict in the trial of former TCF Watch Commander, Mosese Lomu. Out of the 2 criminal counts with which Lomu was charged, the jury found him guilty of criminal fraud, a class C...
(l-r) Lotoa Lotoa, Roger Sagaga, Tai Williams, Malaia Vaiau, Leon Fuata, and Darnall Fuiava
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Student Veterans Organization (SVO) at the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) held a club activity last week going by the theme of “Celebrating our Student Veterans on Campus”. The event included recognition of the contributions and service of the student...
Photos of Peter Taliva’a, from Leloaloa/ Aunu’I Island, and Richard Salanoa, from Tula/ Fagaalu in dive suits
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  Peter Taliva’a, from Leloaloa/ Aunu’I Island, and Richard Salanoa, from Tula/ Fagaalu, graduated from the Commercial Diving International in Arizona in November after an intense five months of training. Taliva’a and Salanoa learned about underwater welding, surface-...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The criminal case against Chief Immigration Officer (CIO), Peseta Dennis Fuimaono has been bound over to High Court. Peseta is scheduled to appear before Chief Justice Michael Kruse this morning for his arraignment. Peseta appeared before District Court Pro Tem, Gwen...

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