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 Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — District Court Judge Elvis P. Patea has found probable cause to bind over to High Court, the government’s case against Siaopo Feagai, who is expected to enter a ‘not guilty’ plea this morning during arraignment. Feagai, who has a pending case in High Court for a similar...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The United Nations General Assembly “strongly urges” American Samoa’s  administering Power - the United States of America - “to refrain from undertaking any kind of illicit, harmful, and unproductive activities, including the use of the Territory as an international...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man convicted of violating local drug laws has been given another chance by the court. Sione Siolo appeared in High Court last week for sentencing. He has been in custody since his arrest on May 19, 2019 unable to post a $5,000 surety bond. Siolo was initially charged...
School bus spewing white smoke
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Talk about a health and safety hazard… Smoke coming from school buses is a common occurrence in the territory. Residents have long complained about the health hazards associated with the smoke, not to mention the problems it causes for motorists and pedestrians. This DOE...
Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With the November 2020 general election only 10 months away, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga reminds cabinet members and ASG leaders to “give our people the chance” to decide on their own, American Samoa’s next leaders and not influence them — especially ASG employees. “Don’t...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Turns out, a man accused of stabbing his uncle with a knife has an active arrest warrant for a sex case from two years ago. Viane Tagaiilima, who is in custody on a ‘no bail’ status, made his initial appearance in court last week. He is charged in two separate cases. In...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Lolo Administration is confident “in the future strength of our economy” due to — among other things — strong private sector business recovery, establishment of new  technology-based companies, and additional jobs created by StarKist, according to Gov. Lolo Matalasi...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — On the night of Dec. 28, 2019, two cops observed John Tagai Jr., 20, spill a bag of Bongos on the ground after he and another male were pulled over at the Sobriety Checkpoint for an open container in the vehicle. Tagai Jr was the passenger. (Samoa News is withholding the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — After a follow-up site visit by the Dept of Health’s Environmental Health Services Division this past Monday, confirming that all is in good order, Dept. of Human and Social Services (DHSS) director Muavaefaatasi John E. Suisala announced that Hope House Child Care...
Grace Uso (left) and her teacher, Eden Brown
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Grace Uso, a student at Tafuna HS and her teacher, Ms. Eden Brown, make up one of only 16 student-teacher teams from across the United States selected to participate in the second annual Sacrifice for Freedom: World War II in the Pacific Student & Teacher Institute. The...

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