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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who is on probation for stealing was arrested again by police on the allegation he violated local drug laws. Uelese Toia was a passenger in a red pick-up truck that was pulled over by police two weekends ago in Iliili where two glass pipes (commonly used to smoke...
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Apia, SAMOA — An engineer from LBJ hospital traveled to Samoa this past Friday to repair Samoa’s only C.T. machine.  The Samoa Observer reports that the C.T. has been out of order since at least October. (C. T. or computed tomography is a type of imaging used in hospitals. It uses special x-ray...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man convicted of unlawful possession of illegal drugs told the court that the eight and a half months he spent in prison was more than enough to teach him a good lesson to become a better man in the future. When given the chance to address the court, Ah Chong Lefatia...
Motu Sipelii
Portland, OREGON — Recently, Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) took a look at how the pandemic has changed lives of Oregon college students. And they found that life has changed rapidly for many of them in the past few months, including Motu Sipelii from American Samoa. Sipelii, 22, is a first-...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of violating local drug laws had asked the court to set his matter for trial. Lui Iputi, who had been in custody since his arrest last year, unable to post $5,000 surety bond, appeared in court last month for his pretrial conference. When his case was...
A closeup of the fire truck taken at the scene of the accident on the Afono road where it crashed last Thursday morning, April 30
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Governor has apologized to the families of two firemen who were killed in the line of duty last week. Yesterday's meeting of the Coronavirus Taskforce started with a moment's silence week for Captains Allen Talofa Velega and Mike Tipoti. Governor Lolo...
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Pago Pago, AMERICA SAMOA — Rain will be limited across the American Samoan island chain to begin the work week. However winds, clouds and chances for rain will all begin to increase over the islands Wednesday through Thursday. The latest model suggests a dominant high pressure to the south, keeping...
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Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed news of 61 successful CARES Act assistance loans for employers in American Samoa through the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program. “These funds help keep the small businesses we need and appreciate going, and that’...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A reader inquired of Samoa News: “Would you be able to provide more information on the Medical Referral program? The article from Monday, April 27, 2020 confirms that the program is still sending patients from the territory to New Zealand. New Zealand… accepts them and...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A driver of the vehicle pulled over by police officers last week for a traffic violation is now in custody after officers discovered illegal drugs inside his vehicle. The government claims that two police officers were patrolling on the Nuuuli public highways when they...

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