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The American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency (AS-EPA) has completed a week of inspections in the Manu’a Islands. The main focus of the visitation was to conduct piggery inspections, educational outreach in schools, and perform joint inspections with field office on the islands of Ta’u and Ofu...
A man from Samoa pled guilty on Wednesday to sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl over a span of nearly five months. Ashley Afamasaga, 24, is an overstayer who was initial slapped with 8 felony charges, including two counts of rape, two counts of sodomy, and 4 counts of sexual abuse in the first...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga is hopeful for an expedited Fono approval of proposed amendments to local statute, which established the Territorial Bank of American Samoa, that would allow the government-owned commercial bank to obtain a long awaited routing number. If the Fono takes swift action, Lolo...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga announced that he and Lt. Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga have appointed Marie A. Alailima to the post of Administrative Law Judge. Lolo says they recommended to Alailima to put people first during her tenure. Additionally, the nomination of the new ALJ will be submitted in...
“The Court will not allow any person to stay in the territory against our Immigration Laws” — this was the straightforward message from District Court Judge, Fiti Sunia, when the court rendered its decision yesterday morning against a man , an overstayer, who was convicted of traffic violations....
JOE TOGITOGI A man from Nuuuli who escaped from confinement while serving time for a previous crime has been convicted of a felony — escape from confinement — punishable by imprisonment of not more than 5 years, and/ or a fine of not more than $5,000 or both. Joe Togitogi, 23, was convicted of the...
More like a couple's retreat, class of ‘88 celebrated the 29 years since they graduated from Fagaitua High School with endless fun activities for four days in Las Vegas. Classmates from Alaska, Hawaii, Seattle, California and American Samoa traveled far to celebrate the class reunion in Las Vegas...
Today, American Samoa joins the rest of the United States and Americans around the world to celebrate Thanksgiving Day — a federal and public holiday. Like the rest of the nation, many local residents are marking Thanksgiving with prayers and celebrations in gatherings with families and friends, as...
Pre-Thanksgiving Day events are underway today and include Leone High School’s Annual Turkey Run at 4:30a.m this morning, featuring six categories — including professional runners and power walkers. Following the run, there will be Zumba, a turkey float competition, canned food drive competition,...
A young man who was convicted for misdemeanor stealing has been ordered to serve 30 days behind bars. Ben Iosefa Tiapula was convicted of stealing from his friend’s mother. The stolen property included a speaker, a telephone, and a bag. The stolen items were recovered by police and returned to the...

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