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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Last week, District Court sentenced Finau Valaau to 10 days behind bars, after he was convicted of public peace disturbance (PPD) while on probation. “This is how things work in this courtroom; once you violate a condition of your probation, we’re no longer talking about...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young man with two outstanding bench warrants from the High Court was arrested for allegedly trying to break into a vehicle at the LBJ parking lot last month. Silipa Lologa made his initial appearance in District Court two weeks ago where the court ordered him to be...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga was joined on Monday this week by other ASG officials and the Board of Higher Education — which governs the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) — during a groundbreaking ceremony for a new building, for the community college. In his remarks...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 50-year-old man, who was pulled over for a traffic violation, is being criminally charged, after police allegedly found illegal drugs in his possession. When Tipena Leota appeared in court two weeks ago for a traffic citation, he was ordered to return to court on the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The ASG Vaccine Distribution Task Force met Monday “to begin formulation of the mandated Distribution Plan” for Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga’s “consideration and approval,” according to task force member, Iulogologo Joseph Pereira, who is also chairman of the government’s...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Samoa joins the rest of the United States and Americans around the world in celebration of Thanksgiving Day — a federal and public holiday. However, many in the nation are dealing with restrictions when it comes to gatherings, as infection from the COVID-19 pandemic is...
Education director Dr. Ruth Matagi-Tofiga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The local Education Department (ASDOE) has yet to receive the “bulk order” of equipment including laptops and iPads that were to assist students with virtual learning, to comply with COVID-19 learning protocols, when the new school year 2020/2021 began on Aug. 31st....
[front row l-r]  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Saints, Sister Peggy Ann Haleck and her husband Elder Vince Haleck, along with  Elder Dr. John Edwards — a US Certified Orthopedic Surgeon — and his wife, Sister Rebecca Edwards, a Licensed Social Worker
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — LBJ Medical Center — in a spirit of Thanksgiving — celebrated the 100th successful total knee replacement surgery at the hospital. The event marks the number of patients who received this medical procedure, officially started in October 2019 at the hospital led by Elder...
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Seattle, WASHINGTON — The federal court in Seattle, Washington, has given an American Samoa woman sentenced last week to serve 27 months in prison, order to self surrender at a federal jail designated by the federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP). Forty-year old Iliganoa Theresa Lauofo’s lengthy jail term...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man arrested for disturbing the public peace in the Nuuuli area is now charged with violating local drug laws after police found illegal drugs in his possession. Lago Fa’aaliga, 42, made his initial appearance in District Court last week. The government filed two...

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