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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young man convicted of other crimes while still on probation was ordered to serve his period of detention that had been suspended at the beginning of this year, which was 60 days at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF). Daniel Tavita appeared in District Court...
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Pago Pago, AMERICA SAMOA — An overstayer from Samoa who told the court last week that his wife has already filed papers with the Immigration Office to renew his immigration status has been remanded to custody without bail until his next hearing, set for next week. Victor Siliga appeared twice last...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who is on probation for his involvement in a stealing and burglary case three years ago is back in court this week after being arrested by police for receiving stolen property. Nassan Tupuola made his initial appearance before Acting Associate Justice Elvis P....
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HONOLULU – Hawaiian Airlines is inviting people to take part in the Hawaiian Airlines Holoholo Challenge, a virtual fitness challenge that offers participants a choice to holoholo (to go out) throughout October and run or walk a 50- or 130-mile “course” while practicing safe social distancing. "...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata highlighted National Suicide Prevention Month (September) with the following statement:  “We are making progress in many areas of mental health and removing any outdated sense of stigma associated with seeking treatment or...
Replacement switchgear
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Over the Labor Day weekend, ASPA technicians replaced obsolete electrical switchgear inside its Tafuna power plant. The replacement switchgear is valued at $1.5million and installation and commissioning was done in house.  This is a major accomplishment as the old...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — While there is no specific budget item amount to pay a veterinarian, Agriculture director Sala Dr. Mataese Samuelu says the highest pay scale is around $50,000 and it’s included in the budget numbers for the Agriculture Department’s (DoA) fiscal year 2021 proposed budget...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Police Commissioner Le’i Sonny Thompson defended his previous statement that only 6 out of 251 applicants passed the entrance exams for the current Police Academy, and the “results are really bad”, during his appearance before the House Public Safety Committee last week...
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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...

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