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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Periods of rain will sweep across the American Samoan Islands through Sunday evening. Some locally heavy rainfall is possible. Watch for continued risk of mud and landslides, along with water standing on the roads. Additionally, elevated surf with generate some dangerous...
Associate Justice Fiti A. Sunia
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “I don’t care what the Samoa Government says about their citizens being overstayers here in the territory. Just send them back to Samoa.” These were the words of Associate Justice Fiti Sunia during the sentencing of a man from Samoa, convicted of assaulting a high school...
Attorney General Talauega Eleasalo V. Ale
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In a unanimous 15-0 vote, the Senate on Friday endorsed a House Concurrent Resolution, lending the Fono’s support of ASG and Congresswoman Aumua Amata’s move to reverse on appeal, a ruling issued last month by the federal court in Salt Lake City, Utah on the US...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The passenger of a vehicle that was pulled over last week for a traffic violation is now charged with drug possession. The driver was also arrested per an active arrest warrant from the DPS Vice and Narcotics Unit for a Sept. 2009 matter whereby drugs were found in his...
ASG Treasurer Uelinitone Tonumaipe’a
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Treasury Department’s Tax Office is again prepared to offer its free tax filing assistance program for tax payers with certain income levels. In a statement Friday, ASG Treasurer Uelinitone Tonumaipe’a said the program starts Tuesday, Jan. 21 for tax payers filing basic...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Adverse conditions continue on Saturday morning as Hurricane Tino moves southeast of Tonga, away from American Samoa, and the Monsoon Trough remains the region. High Wind Warning: North winds will become northwest and are forecast to reach up to 35-45 MPH throughout the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The driver of a white car wherein police allegedly found a black bag containing a white crystalline substance, marijuana joints, and drug paraphernalia has been arrested and charged. Sefo Sefo, a.k.a “Joe”, 39, of Kokoland, made his initial appearance before District...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young man convicted of stealing equipment belonging to the government and later violating local drug laws is going to jail. Gaupule Fulu was ordered to serve 20 months at the TCF as a condition of his 5-year probation. Fulu, who has been in custody since his arrest,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man whose Immigration ID expired Jan. 21, 2019 has been released to the custody of Immigration. The man appeared in District Court Monday on charges of private peace disturbance and third degree assault following an alleged physical altercation with his wife. (To...
A trio of ASG personnel assigned to gather information and donations
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — All cabinet members and/or their designated employees who worked during the “Fesoasoani Alofa mo Samoa Fundraising” last month as well as the ongoing measles outbreak response will be compensated for the hours worked — outside of their regular working hours. During last...

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