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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A convicted murderer who is serving a life sentence for the fatal shooting of police Det. Lt. Lusila Brown outside the temporary High Court building in Malaloa in July 2010 appeared in court last week for a status hearing. Siaumau Siaumau Jr represented himself when he...
Flowers and candles were placed at the scene where two firefighters were killed
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — One of the two firefighters who survived the tragic accident, which killed two other firefighters last Thursday morning, was reported released from the LBJ Hospital last Friday while the other injured firefighter is still in the hospital. A senior firefighter confirmed...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  ASG Treasury has prepared an information sheet dealing with — among other things — who qualifies to receive a stimulus check under provisions of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act in hopes of countering the considerable amount of...
Nora Tuioti-Mariner
Nora Tuioti-Mariner was very excited to announce that that she successfully completed her master’s degree in Psychology with a Specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis. And she said, "to put the cherry on top, I maintained and graduated with a 4.0 GPA." This is her story in her own words — and...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Of the 2,000 voters purged following the 2018 general election, more than 400 have already re-registered for the 2020 November general election, says Chief Election Officer, Dr. Lealofi Uiagalelei, who also noted that a new fee has been implemented for voter ID...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 22-year-old man who was convicted of stealing was released from custody last week, after the High Court determined that the 14 months he served at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF), to await sentencing, was enough. Minute Talosaga, under a plea agreement with...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The second of the four defendants arrested after police executed two search warrants last January at two homes in Tafuna and Tafeta has entered into a plea agreement with the government. Tolai Alesana, who has been in custody since his arrest, unable to post a $5,000...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 46-year-old man convicted of unlawful possession of illegal drugs and a firearm was sentenced to serve 20 months at the Territorial Correctional Facility last week as a condition of his 5 year-probation. Valaau Fa’aaliga, who has been in custody since his arrest unable...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With a pending lawsuit in New Zealand and litigation first filed in American Samoa, the owners of the US purse seiner, American Eagle, are seeking dismissal of a multi-million lawsuit against the company at the federal court in Tampa, Florida, according to federal court...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 29-year-old man who entered American Samoa on a 30-day permit 3 years ago appeared in District Court earlier this month for his initial appearance. According to the court affidavit, Matulino Fonofaavae came to American Samoa on Oct. 30, 2017 and continued to stay in...

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