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Task Force chairman, Lt Governor Talauega, getting vaccinated
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Over 50% of the passengers from the first two Medicaid- repatriation flights have not paid their fares. This was confirmed by the Task Force chairman, Lt Governor Talauega Eleasalo Ale during a press conference with the local media last week. When asked about the cost...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of allegedly inappropriately touching his 16-year old niece will fight the allegations against him at trial. Samoa News is withholding the name of the defendant to protect the identity of the victim.   According to the government’s case, the victim told...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 32-year-old man from Samoa who was convicted for violating the drug laws of the territory was ordered to depart the territory and remain outside of its borders, as a condition of his 5-year probation. Sione Seumanu, who has been in custody since his arrest last year,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Two men are being charged in connection with the alleged beating of another man over a car part borrowed by the victim’s uncle. The victim ended up in ICU for two days before he was transferred to the Surgical Ward for further treatment. The two men, Patrick Aleki and...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who was arrested for disturbing the public peace and later found to be in possession of drugs has entered into a plea agreement with the government. Faafiti Sale appeared in court this week for a pretrial conference. He was initially charged with unlawful...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Exception for entry permits issued under the Guest Worker Permit law for workers for employment at the cannery is allowed under Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga’s new COVID-19 Declaration dated June 16 and effective Thursday, June 17th for 30-days. The new...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old female for a period of 4 months is now in custody after he was arrested by police last month pursuant to an arrest warrant from the court. The government claims that it was on the early morning of May 14,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 42-year-old taxi driver from Tafuna who is accused of assaulting a fellow taxi driver was arrested by police two weeks ago. Fitu Valiano made his initial appearance in District Court last month where he entered a not guilty plea to the charges against him. He is...
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Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata said her American Samoa congressional office has a fellowship opening for a wounded warrior or medically retired veteran.  The person chosen for the special fellowship will work directly with military and veteran constituents to handle veterans-...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMO — Orientation begins at 8a.m. today, Friday, at Nuuuli Vocation Technical High School for the Education Department’s Samoan language instruction for elementary school students, the ASIA — or Aoga Samoa i Alalafaga - Program. The program is offered, again, this year for the...

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