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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Government is under a “holiday/partial government shutdown” today, Jan. 4, 2021, except for cabinet directors and employees of the Department of Public Safety, Heath Department and LBJ Medical Center, along with Emergency Medical Service (EMS). This...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga and others breaking ground for new business building for  G.H.C Reid & Company
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga led a small group ‘turning the soil’ this past Thursday morning during the ground breaking ceremony of the “Future Home of Ford Go Further, Samoa Motors” and  “Hyundai Pago Motors” at an empty lot at the government housing compound in Tafuna —...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 32-year-old man was picked up pursuant to an arrest warrant, on the allegation that he unlawfully entered the home of another family and stole several items including clothes, power tools, jewelry and cash. The government has filed two separate criminal cases against...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Tevita Tihilau made his initial appearance in District Court last week after being charged with unlawful possession of illegal drugs after fleeing from police and being caught. He is charged with one count of unlawful possession of methamphetamine; one count of unlawful...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — This Port Administration Department photo shows Port Administration director, Taimalelagi Dr. Claire Poumele (right-standing), posing with others during a Port Administration farewell luncheon last week at the DDW Cafe for the out-going cabinet director. Other ASG...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young man convicted of another crime while still on probation was ordered to serve his period of detention that had been suspended by the court at the beginning of this year, which is 38 days at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF). Jonathan appeared in court...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of violating local drug laws has entered into a plea agreement with the government. Vise Guata, who has been in custody since his arrest two years ago appeared in court Wednesday morning for a Change of Plea hearing. Gauta was initially charged with...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man convicted of driving while his license was permanently suspended pursuant to his three DUIs conviction in District Court was released from the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) last week, after the High Court decided that the time he already served during his...
First responders wait to get their vaccines.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — First responders, healthcare workers and critical essential employees last week waited at the DoH Tafuna Community Health Center to get their Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. According to DoH once the person gets the shot, he/ she is monitored by a DoH physician any side-effects...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A taxi driver was arrested again last month on the allegation that he violated conditions of his 5-year probation, which was handed down by the High Court 4 years ago. Alefosio Pele, who has been in custody since his arrest three weeks ago pursuant to an arrest warrant,...

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