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“MV Pago Pago” loading cargo for Manu'a
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — ASG using privately owned “MV Pago Pago” for Manu’a voyages, repairs to government vessel MV Manu’atele, and status of where the territory stands with an Air Traffic Control Tower for Pago Pago International Airport were among the issues raised last week during the Port...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — As in previous years, ASG semi-autonomous agencies — referred to as Authorities — are submitting directly to the Legislature their proposed fiscal year 2021 budges where lawmakers are also seeking profit and loss statements from these government entities. Budgets for the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The government filed an additional charge last week during a Status Hearing before Acting Associate Justice Elvis P. Patea against a man accused of assaulting his partner in a domestic violence incident. Ethan Mauga, 30, was on probation when he was arrested by police...
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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Transportation through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is providing $54,859,950 in fiscal year 2020 funding under the Airport Improvement Program to bolster airport safety, security, and infrastructure at airports in the U.S. territories and the freely...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has received the petition from Tagata Tutu Fa'atasi Alliance, the group behind the move for repatriation of American Samoa residents stranded in the US, most of them in Hawaii — as the number of coronavirus cases spiked in many states. As of...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Last week, District Court sentenced Fereti Valaau to 10 days behind bars, after he was convicted of public peace disturbance while on probation. “This is how things work in this courtroom; once you violate a condition of your probation, we’re no longer talking about...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 25-year-old man who was accused of breaking into a house has admitted to the allegations against him. Alatasi Lalomauga, who has been in custody since he was arrested last year, was originally charged with 1st degree burglary and resisting arrest; however, under a...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young man convicted of other crimes while still on probation was ordered to serve his period of detention that had been suspended at the beginning of this year, which was 60 days at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF). Daniel Tavita appeared in District Court...
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Pago Pago, AMERICA SAMOA — An overstayer from Samoa who told the court last week that his wife has already filed papers with the Immigration Office to renew his immigration status has been remanded to custody without bail until his next hearing, set for next week. Victor Siliga appeared twice last...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who is on probation for his involvement in a stealing and burglary case three years ago is back in court this week after being arrested by police for receiving stolen property. Nassan Tupuola made his initial appearance before Acting Associate Justice Elvis P....

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