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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The female driver of a vehicle pulled over by police last month in Leone for blacked out tail lights is now charged with violating local drug laws. On Sept. 14, 2020 around 11:50 p.m, a vehicle was pulled over by traffic officers in Leone, after they observed it had...
Dean of Student Services Dr. Emilia Le’i (far left) and SGA members joined community panelists (beginning 6th right) Adney Reid, So’onafai Seloti, Alvina Savali and Lornalei Meredith
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Student Government Association (SGA) at the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) recently held a forum on cyber-bullying and suicide, two issues of increasing concern to both students and the public.  For the event, which followed the theme “There is Still Hope,”...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of assaulting his wife in Ottoville was arrested and appeared in court three weeks ago. The defendant, a 35-year-old man from Samoa, made his initial appearance in court three weeks ago. He is charged with 3rd degree assault and disturbing the private peace...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of assaulting his wife in Ottoville was arrested and appeared in court three weeks ago. The defendant, a 35-year-old man from Samoa, made his initial appearance in court three weeks ago. He is charged with 3rd degree assault and disturbing the private peace...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The second of the four defendants arrested after police executed two search warrants last January at homes in Tafuna and Taputimu has entered into a plea agreement with the government. Apelu Alesana, who has been in custody since his arrest, unable to post a $5,000 cash...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man allegedly found with two glass pipes containing methamphetamine inside his vehicle when police pulled him over for a traffic violation almost two years ago has finally been arrested and charged. The question of why the government waited so long to charge Allen...
MV Pago Pago at the dock in Pago Harbor
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The government is working on acquiring the MV Pago Pago, following an offer of $1.2 million from the vessel’s owner, Paramount Builders Inc., to sell the vessel to ASG that can be used for — among other things — weekly service to the Manu’a island group. The offer was...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of stabbing a member of the Faleniu aumaga several times using a steak knife during evening curfew was arrested and he’s now being charged. Vaueli Moananu made his initial appearance in court this week. He is charged with one count of 1st degree assault, a...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The government has charged Aleki Afoa with one count each of trespassing and public peace disturbance, both misdemeanors, for his alleged involvement in an incident that occurred on the west side two weeks ago During last week’s court proceedings, a motion by the defense...
Aumua Amata and H.E. Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara in 1983 photo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  Congresswoman Aumua Amata wished the Fijian people a happy and blessed Fiji Day, as this October 10th is the 50th anniversary of Fiji’s independence.  “Congratulations and malo lava to Fiji upon this important marker in your history, the 50th Anniversary of Independence...

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