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Police Commissioner, Lefiti F. Pese, along with his assistants
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With the House of Representatives calling for the Department of Public Safety (DPS) to close down the well known locations where crystal methamphetamine or “ice” is sold in the territory, a hearing this week before House Public Safety Committee was called and revealed...
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...
Governor Lemanu Peleti Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Governor Lemanu Peleti Mauga has submitted the nomination of Lefiti Falelauli’i Pese as Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety (DPS). In his letter to the Speaker of the House, Savali Talavou Ale, Lemanu stated that Lefiti has faithfully served the Territory for...
Le’i Sonny Thompson
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Vice Speaker of the House, Rep. Fetu Fetui Jr told Police Commissioner Le’i Sonny Thompson during a Wednesday hearing that he should not be publicly involved in any election campaign. When given the chance to express his opinion to the committee regarding this issue , Le...
Neil's Ace Home Center sign
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — An incident this week where a police officer allegedly told Neil’s ACE Home Center that only 10 customers are allowed in their retail outlet at any given time has quickly raised concerns from others in the private sector, as the incident made its way to social media,...
Two firetrucks awaiting parts
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Over the past month, Samoa News has been told that the local Fire Department is down to one fire truck — the other two (pictured) are parked at the DPS Tafuna Substation and have been down for two months, with the explanation that they are awaiting parts, according to a...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICA SAMOA — The Department of Human Resources has completed a review and adjustment salary threshold for employees with 25+ years of service, as well as a compensation policy for 4 other executive branch departments. This is according to Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga’s State of the...
DPS officers
Some of the hardworking DPS officers who are carrying out the annual holiday traffic enforcement which kicked off last Friday and will continue until Jan. 2, 2020. [photo: BC]  
Majors honored at a DPS ceremony
O le vasega e toa 8 lava latou ua si’itia o latou tulaga i le Major, ma ua fa’afiafiaina fo’i i latou i fa’amanuiaga o le faigaluega ma le fa’amaoni, e le fa’alogologo tiga. Fa’afetai mo la outou tautua.[ata: Leua Aiono Frost] 
A look at the poster that was posted around the territory when Tiama went missing. He was found Monday morning, safe and unharmed.  [Courtesy photo]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The young boy who was gone missing from his family in Nu’uuli since last week Saturday, June 16 is now with his parents. The boy was found Monday morning and looked fine. This was confirmed by his mother during a telephone interview yesterday with Samoa News. An official...

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