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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man allegedly found with a glass pipe containing methamphetamine in his vehicle when police pulled him over for a traffic violation almost two years ago was finally arrested and charged. The question as to why the government waited so long to charge Feagaiga Amosa in...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa wlcomed the New Year at the stroke of 12 midnight, ushering in 2021, as the territory is preparing to start off the year with the inauguration of the new governor and lieutenant governor, and swearing in ceremonies for the new members of the 37th...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — All of the six victims of the alleged shooting incident in Fagalele, Leone on Christmas evening are calling out the Department of Public Safety (DPS) and the Attorney General’s office for a complete investigation into this matter where their lives were in danger after...
Garlands of more than 3,600 paper hearts on a walnut tree
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — While death is often referred to as part of the natural order of our lives, it is not an easy thing to accept, especially by family members and friends, whether the departed were public figures or otherwise. Each loss is keenly felt and mourned, with the hope that time...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga (7th from left), along with G.H.C. Reid & Company Ltd. board chair, Olivia Reid, First Lady Cynthia Malala Moliga and others pose for a group photo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga (7th from left), along with G.H.C. Reid & Company Ltd. board chair, Olivia Reid, First Lady Cynthia Malala Moliga and others pose for a group photo in front of the billboard, after the dedication of the — which is the road that runs from the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — District Court Judge Elvis P. Patea has set bail at $200 for Apelu Fonoia, who was taken into custody last week following an incident in Ottoville where he is alleged to have gone to his neighbor’s home with a machete, and also challenged people in the neighborhood to a...
Lemanu Peleti Sialega Mauga and Talauega Eleasalo Va’alele Ale
Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata released a statement of congratulations for the inauguration of Governor Lemanu Peleti Sialega Mauga and Lieutenant Governor Talauega Eleasalo Va’alele Ale: “American Samoa is adding a new chapter in our history. Each successive...
Anthony Hisatake
Honolulu, HAWAII — American Samoa has sealed off its borders since March, leaving hundreds of its residents stranded in Hawaii and elsewhere in the United States. Now some of those who were stuck have died. There are roughly 600 American Samoans stranded in the US. At last official word,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Three men from Leone were arrested by police during a public peace disturbance matter that allegedly involved a firearm. All three men appeared in District Court where two of them were officially charged while the third man was released when the government decided not to...
Manuatele crew looking out from the vessel during Sunday's welcome ceremony
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The nine-member crew of the MV Manu’atele — which sailed into territorial waters over the weekend — are in quarantine and will be released at the end of this month, says Port Administration director, Taimalelagi Dr. Claire Poumele, who points out that this week’s sail to...

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