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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 35-year-old man accused of passing bad checks at several stores and two restaurants is now in custody after he was arrested last month. During his arrest, investigators discovered an active warrant from 2019 for his arrest — dealing with alleged possession of illegal...
Just say no to marijuana graphic
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The man who is accused of giving 4 small stamp size baggies containing marijuana to a minor to sell for him at the beginning of last year has asked the High Court to set his case for jury trial. Taamilo Motuga appeared in court last month for his pretrial conference....
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has specified a 2022 limit of 2,000 metric tons of longline-caught bigeye tuna for each U.S. Pacific territory of American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI)/ NMFS said it will allow...
Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Fono will convene next Monday for the third regular session of the 37th Legislature, and Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga will deliver his annual State of the Territory Address during a joint session at the Gov. H. Rex Lee Auditorium. Under local statute, the...
Ngaire Ho-Ching presenting check  to Toetasi Archie Soliai
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — This year 2022 marks Neil’s Ace Home Center’s 13th Annual holiday fundraising project since 2009, with the American Samoa Community Cancer Coalition. The special fundraiser raises funds for stipends to assist cancer patients with their medical bills, medical care, as...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Drugs, guns, ammunition and a police radio were discovered during a police raid when armed detectives and police officers of the DPS Vice and Narcotic K-9 Unit executed two search warrants in different locations on the east side of the island earlier this week. Four...
Hydrophone deployed in a tropical reef region of American Samoa
CORVALLIS, Oregon. – A research team led by NOAA’s Cooperative Institute for Marine Ecosystem and Resource Studies at Oregon State University has developed an automated method that can accurately identify calls from a family of fishes — developed though research in American Samoa waters. The method...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend while her one-month old baby was in the vehicle with her — and later damaged his family property was arrested pursuant to an arrest warrant of the court. The defendant, Joshua Siaumau, a.k.a Joshua Letuligasenoa made his...
CEO of LBJ hospital Faumuina John Faumuina
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Autopsies for the four men killed in the December 18 car accident in front of the StarKist Samoa cannery were completed yesterday, according to reports from RNZ. The CEO of LBJ hospital Faumuina John Faumuina, informed Attorney General Fainuulelei Ala'ilima Utu that...
NEIL WEARE
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Plaintiffs in the citizenship case (Fitisemanu v. United States) will take their case to the Supreme Court of the United States after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit denied their petition for review by the full court last week. Neil Weare, president and...

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