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Attorney General Faimealelei Alailima Utu and Acting Police Commissioner Fo’ifua Fo’ifua
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Inmates who have completed their jail sentences and are sentenced to deportation to Samoa are to depart the territory on the Lady Naomi sailing of March 4th. So says Attorney General Fainu’ulelei Ala’ilima Utu who testified at a House hearing last week, along with Acting...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Current and former senior ASG officials who are defendants in a federal lawsuit, contend that congregate activities such as worship services, where large numbers of people interact, can become “super-spreader” events for the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the defendants...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man from Happy Valley is now in custody after he was arrested last month in a traffic stop. William Lavea was taken into custody and held for 48 hours after police allegedly discovered a quantity of illegal drugs, drug paraphernalia and cash inside the vehicle. The...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The fono took an unusual step for voting a Governor’s nominee this week when the House of Representatives approved acting Police Commissioner Lefiti Falelaulii Pese by a public show of hands instead of a secret ballot. The vote was 17-0. Lefiti appeared before the House...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The driver of a vehicle pulled over by police last month for a traffic violation was arrested and charged for violating local drug laws. Anthony Faamanatu made his initial appearance in court last month. He is charged with one count of unlawful possession of...
Flags at half staff in front of EOB
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In a memorandum issued yesterday, Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga ordered flags in the territory to be flown at half-staff, until sunset on Friday, Feb. 26th, “as a mark of solemn respect and remembrance of the 500,000 American lives lost due to the deadly COVID...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Territory of American Samoa — through ASG and the Governor’s Office — has petitioned the Supreme Court of the United States to review a federal appeal’s court ruling, which reversed a lower court decision dealing with the Large Vessel Protected Area (LVPA) in...
Vice Speaker of the House, Fetu Fetui Jr
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Vice Speaker of the House, Fetu Fetui Jr is calling out for an immediate investigation into the allegation that certain supplies and goods in many of the local stores are being offered at exorbitant prices. A case of chicken was $9 but it’s now $15 — Fetu, a former cop...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A settlement agreement has been reached in the federal lawsuit filed by three local residents against ANZ Guam, Inc. — based in the US territory of Guam — and its local subsidiary, ANZ Amerika Samoa Bank on behalf of certain homeowners with residential mortgages with ANZ...
Sen. Magalei Logovi’i
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A Senate bill, sponsored by Sen. Magalei Logovi’i, if enacted into law will address long standing complaints from several lawmakers in the past years, over the American Samoa Economic Development Authority issuing new bonds and spending these revenues without Fono...

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