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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who is on probation for a drug conviction from four years ago was arrested last month on the allegation that he assaulted a man by hitting him on the head with a metal pipe during a verbal argument between the two. When Simaika Feleti was arrested, police...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Jack Filimaua who was convicted of stealing checks from a businessman and forging his signature was sentenced yesterday to 5 years in jail. During sentencing the court pointed to his criminal record, which seems to have started about the time he became a father. Filimaua...
Sanoa govt officials accepting the U.S. vaccine donation
Apia, SAMOA — The U.S. government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), handed over 45,630 life-saving Pfizer vaccines on Monday to support the Government of Samoa’s efforts to combat COVID -19. “The U.S. is committed to providing 1.2 billion doses of safe,...
Max Sword
Honolulu, HAWAII — More than four months after being arrested and charged in connection with the ongoing Kealoha corruption probe, Max Sword hasn’t stepped down from the Board of Water Supply’s board of directors ― and has no plans to do so. Sword was appointed to the panel by former Mayor Kirk...
Lt. Gov. Talauega Eleasalo V. Ale
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — LBJ Medical Center has recorded a cumulative total of 27 deaths relating to COVID-19, as of May 1, and the new death is a 61-year old female who passed away from COVID pneumonia and had other underlying health conditions, including a heart problem. This is according to...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The community spread of COVID-19 on Ta’u island in Manu’a has increased to 14 cases, with 13 positives at Faleasao village and one at Ta’u, according to the American Samoa COVID-19 Situational Report dated Apr. 29. And in a separate health advisory released over the...
Talauega pictured while he was Attorney General
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — While a lot of questions are being asked about the case of the Filipino woman who in 2018 was ordered by the Immigration Board (IB) to depart the territory, the new sponsor for the Filipino woman, Leuila Ioane and her husband Joe have come forward to set the record...
COVID-19 particles
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In an advisory distributed over the weekend, the Health Department announced the presence in American Samoa of the new COVID-19 omicron variant, BA.2, detected on some of the passengers on the Mar. 31st flight from Honolulu. DoH  first presented the information during...
Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga signed into law on Apr. 26, an Administration bill, which increases the contribution rate by both ASG and employees to the ASG Employees Retirement Fund. The new law hikes total contribution rate for both ASG and employee from the current 11% to...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA  — Police arrested a man from Happy Valley in the Tafuna area last month, for the alleged sexual abuse of a 16-year-old girl. The man made his initial appearance in Court last month. He is charged with first-degree sexual abuse, a class D felony; and endangering the...

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