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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man is now in custody after he was arrested last week on the allegation that he sexually abused a 14-year-old girl. Joseph Leota made his initial appearance before District Court Judge Gwen Tauiliili-Langkilde last week. He is charged with one count of sodomy, a class...
Health director Motusa Tuileama Nua
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A fourth imported COVID-19 positive case has been identified by local health officials after one of the passengers who arrived from Honolulu on the Oct. 14th Hawaiian Airlines flight tested positive. The new COVID-19 was one of the passengers quarantined at the Fatuoaiga...
Tropical Pizza
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A woman accused of passing bad checks at several restaurants and at least one store is now in custody after she was arrested two weeks ago. Leataata Poufa made her initial appearance in District at that time. She is charged with one count of passing bad checks; one count...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The case of a man accused of causing serious bodily harm to another man in Petesa last month has been bound over to High Court, after the Court found probable cause to support the charges during a preliminary examination (PX) last week. Aleki Ualesi who is held in...
The causative agents of lymphatic filariasis
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Health Department’s third-round of Mass Drug Administration (MDA) for Lymphatic Filariasis (LF) kicked off over the weekend with a church service on Sunday at the Nu'uuli Methodist Church. It was officially launched the following day, as DoH teams began their village...
Just say no to marijuana graphic
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The court emphasized during the sentencing of two men from Samoa convicted of drug charges, that sponsors need to understand and fulfill their responsibilities under immigration laws. The court said failure on the sponsor’s part to not renew an alien’s immigration ID is...
ASCC President Dr. Rosevonne Pato (center) welcomes Ms. Anneliese Haleck (left) and her twin sister Lottie Haleck
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Alpha Elipson Mu chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society has been a part campus life at the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) practically since the College’s beginnings, and even the current pandemic has caused no interruption to the regular...
Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga signed into law last Friday, Oct. 14th, a Fono approved bill, which originated from the Senate and increase the salaries of the governor and lieutenant governor, as well as raises the office expense allowance for lawmakers. Both increases are...
ASPA operations building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A power outage Friday night was caused by the failure of an underground joints transmission line between Satala and Tafuna power plants and affected villages on the west side of Tutuila, The outage lasted between 18 minutes to nearly an hour depending on the electric-...
Cong. Uifaatali Amata and Gen. Colin Powell in a 2001 photo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In a proclamation, dated Oct. 18, 2021, Gov. Lemanu P. S. Mauga ordered the flags of the United States and American Samoa be flown at half-staff until sunset, Oct. 22, 2021 for General Colin Powell, who passed away Oct. 18, 2021, at the age of 84. The governor pointed to...

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