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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In a 7-page decision dated Jan. 6th, the Trial Division of the High Court dismissed the lawsuit filed by three House members against the American Samoa Economic Development Authority (ASEDA) board of directors, pointing out — among other things — that plaintiffs “lack...
Rendering of proposed new Fono Building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Fono will convene next Monday for the third regular session of the 36th Legislature, and Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga will deliver his annual State of the Territory Address during a joint session at the Gov. H. Rex Lee Auditorium. The Fale Laumei had been closed for...
American Samoa Executive Office Building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With the start of a new year - the final year for the Lolo Administration - Human Resources (DHR) director Eseneiaso Liu reminds cabinet members of complying with longstanding regulations and policies. In a Jan. 2, 2020 memo, Liu wrote that consistent with “our statutory...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young man who was released by the District Court on his own recognizance a few weeks ago after he entered a not guilty plea to disturbing the public peace PPD and third degree assault is back in court for the same thing. Aleluia Jr Faumui is now charged with 4...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The driver of a vehicle, who was stopped for not wearing a seatbelt, and later accused of violating local drug laws after police allegedly found a hand rolled marijuana joint in the vehicle, told police nobody can touch him or arrest him because he’s the nephew of...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A former employee of the Office of Motor Vehicles (OMV), a division of the Department of Public Safety (DPS), charged with providing forged commercial driver’s permits to several locals, was sentenced yesterday, with Associate Justice Fiti Sunia saying the court was...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 43-year-old man from Malaeimi, who was walking around with a machete in hand, has been arrested and charged with private peace disturbance and third degree assault. Alema Siaosi made his initial appearance in District Court this week before Judge Elvis P. Patea. Siaosi...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 42-year-old bus driver accused of assaulting his wife while he was intoxicated told the court he is sorry and he’ll never do it again. The defendant was initially charged with public peace disturbance, endangering the welfare of a child, and third degree assault - all...
Dr. Kathleen Riley and Saiata Vaeoso treating a dog.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Dr. Kathleen Riley from Boston, Massachusetts arrived in the territory last Thursday and has been at the local Veterinary Clinic at the Department of Agriculture, conducting health checks and carrying out surgeries over the weekend and this week. Dr. Riley is on island...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has extended for another 30-days, the Dec. 8th State of Emergency Declaration, due to the measles outbreak and includes the extension of the “short amnesty” program for overstayers to correct their immigration status. The governor warned that...

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