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Territorial Correctional Facility TCF
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A corrections officer with the Department of Public Safety collapsed while on duty at the Tafuna Correctional Facility. He was declared dead upon arrival at LBJ hospital on Friday afternoon.   This was confirmed by Deputy Police Commissioner, Terry Letuli in response to...
Tafuna High School 2022 graduates
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Paramount Builders is proud to sponsor coverage of all of the 2022 American Samoa High School Graduations, and wishes all graduates a successful journey into the future.Tafuna High School once again — as is its’ tradition — recorded the highest number of students that...
egislative Assistant Daniel Black, Papali’i David Cohen, Attorney General Fainu'ulelei Utu, Small Business Credit Initiative director Robert Ho Chee, and Legislative director Richard Stanton
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata’s congressional office welcomed Attorney General Fainu'ulelei Falefatu Alailima-Utu; former DOI/OIA Assistant Secretary Papali’i David Cohen; and Small Business Credit Initiative director Robert Ho Chee to her Washington, D.C., office June 15 and 16...
Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Through a June 13 executive order, Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga established the American Samoa Search and Rescue Agency “responsible for providing search, rescue, fire protection, marine patrol and emergency medical services.” The order takes effect on July 1 this year but...
American Samoa’s U.S.-flagged purse seiners
Honolulu, HAWAII — With China vying for greater influence in the Pacific, concerns over food security amid the current supply chain crisis and inflation, the importance of fisheries to the people of the Western Pacific Region has never been so apparent, according to information from the Western...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of setting fire to his girlfriend’s house with the intention of hurting her and her aunty told police that the reason why he planned to burn his girlfriend and her aunt was to retaliate against his girlfriend for what she had done to him in the past. During...
A view of Sliding Rock in Leala, Taputimu
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Department of Public Safety rescue efforts are continuing the search for a young man in his 20s who was reported missing out at sea on Friday evening at Le'ala Sliding Rock. This was confirmed by Deputy Police Commissioner Terry Letuli in response to questions from...
ASG Tax Office
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Just before the three-day weekend and graduation celebrations, the ASG Treasury Department released early last week two batches of tax refund checks totaling just over $3 million — giving a boost to the local economy. The two batches —   Batch #11 and #12 — were released...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man has been arrested on the allegation that he sexually abused an 11-year-old girl. The defendant, Atapana Luatua appeared in Court earlier this month for his initial appearance. Luatua is charged with several felony charges including two counts of child molestation,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of stealing has entered into a plea agreement with the government. Saipeti Ulisese, who has a criminal record, appeared in High Court last week for a Change of Plea hearing. Ulisese was initially charged with stealing and embezzlement — both class C...

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