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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — During the sentencing of a man from Samoa convicted of violating local drug laws, the court said the only option in cases like this, is to send the culprits back to their countries, to save local resources. Mataese Aleki, a citizen of Samoa, was in custody for over 12...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  Pittsburgh-based StarKist Co., owner of StarKist Samoa cannery, has expressed appreciation to the US Congress as well as American Samoa leaders for moving forward the legislative process and final approval of the American Samoa Economic Development Credit. It however...
A family who enjoyed the CCCAS Petesa Uta annual concert
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With the territory on the verge of the Christmas-New Year’s holiday, Monday was government payday, but those who have direct deposit received their money over the past weekend. ASG retirees, who usually receive their benefit checks at the end of the month, received their...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A former employee of HU’s Store in Tafuna convicted of stealing from the company has been ordered to pay $2, 513.04 restitution as a condition of his 5-year probation. Tavita Aloese, who was out on bond, appeared in court last week for sentencing. He was initially...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A female probationer was arrested and taken into custody two weeks ago. Luisa “ISA” Allan made her initial appearance before District Court Judge Elvis P. Patea and bond is set at $5,000. She is charged with one count each of unlawful possession of methamphetamine; and...
Hundreds of local residents gathered at the DHSS compound
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — On Monday, the Dept. of Human and Social Services (DHSS) began issuing vouchers for the Additional Supplemental Disaster Recovery Assistance (ASDRFA) Program for local residents who were affected by Tropical Cyclone Gita. The program, according to DHSS director...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In a new directive issued yesterday, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga imposed new restrictions on vessels entering the Port of Pago Pago. “During the current Public Health Emergency, protection of our borders remains a paramount concern,” Lolo said in a Dec. 22nd general...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of punching the cashier of a store in Amaluia, before taking off with $500 cash was taken into custody pursuant to an arrest warrant from the court. Tauilevanu Mose made his initial appearance in District Court last week. He is charged with one count of...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Lolo Administration will prepare a complete report which lists - among other things - challenges in the government moving forward, and it will be presented to the incoming administration after the Nov. 2020 general election. Speaking during last week’s cabinet...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who was convicted of stealing more than $4,000 from his uncle’s bank account has been sentenced to 7 years probation. Jalen Kalolo Jr., 39, was initially charged with 5 counts of forgery, and 5 counts of stealing - all felonies. But under a plea agreement with the...

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