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Attorney General Talauega Eleasalo V. Ale
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga says that after presenting American Samoa’s verbal arguments for a federal appeals case early next month, Attorney General, Talauega Eleasalo V. Ale, will be stepping down to pursue his political aspirations. Lolo made the revelation at last...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 24-year-old male from Samoa accused of stabbing someone in the neck multiple times over a year ago, has admitted to the accusation. Arborday Utulele appeared in court this past week for a Change of Plea hearing. Prosecuting the case is Assistant Attorney General Doug...
A Hope Dialysis Center treatment room.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Hope Dialysis Center, the territory’s first private dialysis facility, has passed the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services inspection, meeting US standards and protocols. The center in Vaitogi was inspected Monday through Thursday this past week by the National...
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WASHINGTON — U.S. Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary, Insular and International Affairs, Doug Domenech this week announced $490,000 in funding support to prevent the spread of measles in American Samoa and to help bolster efforts to vaccinate the entire population with the Measles,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In a 7-page decision dated Jan. 6th, the Trial Division of the High Court dismissed the lawsuit filed by three House members against the American Samoa Economic Development Authority (ASEDA) board of directors, pointing out — among other things — that plaintiffs “lack...
Rendering of proposed new Fono Building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Fono will convene next Monday for the third regular session of the 36th Legislature, and Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga will deliver his annual State of the Territory Address during a joint session at the Gov. H. Rex Lee Auditorium. The Fale Laumei had been closed for...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With the start of a new year - the final year for the Lolo Administration - Human Resources (DHR) director Eseneiaso Liu reminds cabinet members of complying with longstanding regulations and policies. In a Jan. 2, 2020 memo, Liu wrote that consistent with “our statutory...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young man who was released by the District Court on his own recognizance a few weeks ago after he entered a not guilty plea to disturbing the public peace PPD and third degree assault is back in court for the same thing. Aleluia Jr Faumui is now charged with 4...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The driver of a vehicle, who was stopped for not wearing a seatbelt, and later accused of violating local drug laws after police allegedly found a hand rolled marijuana joint in the vehicle, told police nobody can touch him or arrest him because he’s the nephew of...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A former employee of the Office of Motor Vehicles (OMV), a division of the Department of Public Safety (DPS), charged with providing forged commercial driver’s permits to several locals, was sentenced yesterday, with Associate Justice Fiti Sunia saying the court was...

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