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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Getting a COVID-19 vaccine shot should be made mandatory especially for ASG employees. That was the firm suggestion from Senate President Tuaolo Manaia Fruean and Rep. Larry S. Sanitoa at last week’s joint Fono hearing with several COVID-19 Task Force members, to answer...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The man who spent 10 months in jail for touching a woman in front of other co-workers in a sexual manner is a free man now. Malae Saili was released from the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) last week, following his sentencing by the court. Saili was initially...
Washington, D.C. —  Congresswoman Uifa’atal Amata commended American Samoa’s farmers on National Farmers Day yesterday, highlighting the good work they do to feed the community along with their own families, and provide nutritious natural options as they grow and harvest American Samoa’s rich...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 46-year-old man who is accused of assaulting another man was arrested last week. Faletau Valaau made his initial appearance in District Court last week where he entered a not guilty plea to the charges against him. He is charged with 3rd degree assault, 2nd degree...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man suspected of burglarizing the home of an Asian couple in Tafuna has been charged with interfering with a police investigation. Makesi Atonio is facing two misdemeanor charges: public peace disturbance and interfering with a police investigation. He made his initial...
Lomitusi Luapene
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 19-year-old male accused of murder made his initial appearance in District Court yesterday morning before Judge Gwen Tauiliili-Langkilde after he was arrested by armed CID detectives last week. Lomitusi Luapene was transported from the Territorial Correctional Facility...
Vietnamese Community gathering at the court building
Some members of the Vietnamese Community appeared at the District Court building early yesterday morning wanting to enter the court building to witness the initial appearance of the 19-year-old suspect, who was arrested in connection with the case where the body of a Vietnamese man was found dead...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 45-year-old man convicted of sexually assaulting his 16-year-old niece over a period of 5 months will serve 7 years at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF). The defendant, who has been in custody unable to post a $50,000 surety bond, appeared in High Court last...
American Samoa DIistrict Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 45-year-old taxi driver accused of assaulting his wife while he was extremely intoxicated told the court that he is sorry for his actions and he will never again do such things to his wife and children. The defendant was initially charged with public peace disturbance...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Court has ordered a young man to find a place to live, to avoid future problems between him and his father. Fred Vaaliu was arrested by police last week from his home in Tafuna, after police assistance was sought by his father, who accused his son of making...

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