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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who refused to leave home pursuant to a civil protection order from the High Court and approached his brother with a machete is now in custody after he was arrested by police on the weekend. Edward Floor made his initial appearance in District Court this week. He...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The United States Flag and the American Samoa flags are both being flown at half-staff today, Sept. 11th, at government facilities in American Samoa, as ordered yesterday by Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga in keeping with the proclamation issued by US President Donald Trump in...
ASG Treasurer Ueligitone Tonumaipe’a
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The fourth round of Economic Impact Payments (EIP), or stimulus checks, totaling more than $2 million is being distributed today, Sept. 11th and it’s expected to cause a traffic slow-down in the town area. In a brief statement yesterday morning, ASG Treasurer Ueligitone...
Sen. Magalei Logovi’i
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  Converting contract workers to career service employees and an acting director testifying before the Fono during Joint Budget Committee hearings were two target subjects raised by lawmakers during the review of the Territorial Energy Office budget for FY 2021. According...
Rendering of the proposed new fono building.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Among the new projects to be funded under the Governor’s Special Programs proposed for fiscal year 2021 is money set-aside for the Leapaga Family land lease, court house repairs and payouts for political appointees. But no questions were asked on several projects under...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man arrested for disturbing the public peace in front of a store in the Tafuna area is now charged with violating local drug laws. Amosi Tevita made his initial appearance in District Court last week. He is charged with one count of unlawful possession of...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man was arrested by police in Malaeimi after he went into his sister’s house with a machete in his hand. The defendant made his initial appearance in court 3 weeks ago. He’s charged with private peace disturbance and 3rd degree assault. Bail is set at $2,500. The...
The sample ballot
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Chief Election Officer Dr. Lealofi Uiagalelei has certified candidates for the Nov. 3, 2020 general election, after the deadline to file a challenge against candidates has expired. With the certification of candidates, absentee voting — both overseas and local —...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Two men were arrested by police last week on the allegation that one of them attempted to rape a young girl who is said to be mentally challenged, while the other held her down in an effort to prevent her from leaving. The two men, Luteru Pedro and Tavita Tuigamala made...
Treasurer Ueligitone Tonumaipe’a
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Projected local revenue collections for the new fiscal year 2021, compared to the last two fiscal years was the focus of yesterday’s Fono Joint Budget Committee hearings with ASG witnesses Treasurer Ueligitone Tonumaipe’a and ASG Office of Budget and Planning director...

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