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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “Violent acts against women and children in homes must be stopped.” This was the message from Associate Justice Fiti Sunia when he delivered his decision in the case of Ethan Mauga, who appeared in court last week for sentencing, after being convicted of 3 different...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Since the Lolo-Lemanu Administration took over in January 2013, the Treasury Department recorded the highest revenue collections of more than $35 million in FY 2019 by its Customs Division which — for the first time — has a new Compensation Policy implemented last...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 42-year-old male accused of disturbing the peace in Fagaima made his initial appearance in District Court last week, where he entered a ‘not guilty’ plea to the charges against him. Thomas Taala, a.k.a. “Thomas Viliamu” is charged with third degree assault, third...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who violated conditions of his 2-year probation sentence that was handed down last year has been ordered to serve out his suspended sentence, which is 20 months. Alex Togiaso appeared in court last week for a disposition hearing. When given the chance to speak, he...
Baskets of items donated to DHSS Homeless Shelter by LHS students
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Director of the Department of Human and Social Services (DHSS) Muavaefaatasi John Suisala was pleased to announce last week, a generous donation from Leone High School  students who are members of the Lions student council; the Close Up Club; the Junior Statesmen of...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Health officials in American Samoa confirm the territory has three new laboratory confirmed measles cases after samples sent to Hawaii state laboratory for testing came back positive last week. The new cases bring a total of 15 laboratory confirmed measles cases in...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga says “our people’s” lack of faith in government and lack of understanding of issues at play will stall any attempt to amend American Samoa’s political status and constitution. The governor made the comments in his written 40-page official State...
Taulapapa William Sword, National Committeewoman and Congresswoman Aumua Amata & Frank Barron
The Republican Party of American Samoa was in South Florida at Trump National Doral Resort for the winter RNC Meeting.  Attending on behalf of American Samoa is RPAS Chairman Taulapapa William Sword, National Committeewoman and Congresswoman Aumua Amata & Frank Barron as proxy for National...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A male probationer convicted of meth possession was released from the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) last week, after the court sentenced him to time served, 145 days, one of several conditions of his 2-year probation term. William Fonotumau, who was in custody...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man convicted of stealing lumber, cement, and electric tools was released from custody last week, after the court sentenced him to time served. Anetone Savili Jr. was initially charged with stealing and embezzlement, both class C felonies; along with trespass, a class...

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