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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...
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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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WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary, Insular and International Affairs, Doug Domenech today announced $327,022 in fiscal year 2020 funding support for the Junior State of America (JSA) program (formerly the Junior Statesmen of America) for students from American Samoa,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 34-year-old man who was released by the court two months ago on his own recognizance under the condition that he remain law abiding and stay alcohol and drug free, is now facing felony drug charges after he was re-arrested for alleged possession of marijuana. Calvin...
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Charles King's engaging book, "The Reinvention of Humanity", a New York Times bestseller is a story of race, sex gender and the discovery of culture.  In 1925, Margaret Mead, a 23-year-old American postgraduate anthropologist, stepped off a steamship on to the remote island of Tutuila, one of the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 32-year-old man from Tafuna accused of using a knife to assault another man has been arrested and charged with second degree assault, a felony, and two misdemeanor charges: unlawful use of a weapon and public peace disturbance. The charges against William Amituana’i...

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