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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man involved in the case where 2 males were charged and convicted of assaulting another man during a drinking session a few years ago was arrested last week on drug charges. Ropati Talaese made his initial appearance in District Court last week. He later waived his...
EMS Week Thank You
Washington, D.C. — Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata released the following EMS Week message of support for Emergency Medical Technicians and Responders: “Thank you to our Emergency Medical Service professionals. Your work truly saves lives. When a loved one is in need, and you are called, your...
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 WASHINGTON — U.S. Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary, Insular and International Affairs, Douglas W. Domenech this week applauded the U.S. Department of Education for the financial support provided to the U.S. territories and freely associated states (FAS) to prevent, prepare for, and...
ASG Deputy Treasurer for Revenue, Keith Gebauer
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — ASG Deputy Treasurer for Revenue, Keith Gebauer has provided a “clarification” on what  “good standing” is — as used in a statement issued Tuesday by ASG Treasurer Ueligitone Tonumaipe’a regarding the release of the first round of the Economic Impact Payments (EIP) —...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has appointed a new committee to come up with recommendations for the next step to take when the current emergency declaration expires at the end of this month, while local medical personnel have recommended keeping borders closed until the end...
James Barlow in a photo from his GoFundMe site
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Territorial Correctional Facility inmate James Glenn Barlow has applied for parole with the ASG Parole Board, petitioning for “early release” from jail and he will also be asking the territory’s governor for commutation of his 24-year sentence. This is according to a...
DoH employee in the testing lab
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has instructed the Health Department and LBJ Medical Center to look at identifying local funds to purchase more COVID-19 test kits while the DoH plans this week to start conducting community-base testing for medical personnel and first...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young man arrested for attempted stealing and burglary is now charged with violating local drug laws after police discovered a glass pipe containing methamphetamine and two hand rolled marijuana cigarettes in his possession. Several police officers responded to a call...
Congresswoman Amata with Senator John Kennedy
Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is welcoming a weekly update from the Small Business Administration (SBA) that the American Samoan employers have now successfully acquired 100 loans under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) totaling over $6 million. “I appreciate the...
Tusi Fala in handcuffs after his initial appearance in court
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 48-year-old male from Samoa accused of recklessly causing the death of another male by throwing a speaker and a knife, both of which hit the victim’s chest, is now in custody after he was arrested by police this week. Tusi Fala made his initial appearance before...

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