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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With “discrepancies” discovered under the list of current ASG assets, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has ordered a complete and accurate assessment of all government assets and property, for submission to its insurance carrier, which could result in a reduced insurance...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Police took into custody last Tuesday night two men, following a fight in Nuuuli, according to court information. The accused, Frank Isala and Willie Faapoi, made their initial appearances Wednesday in District Court. Isala is charged with two counts of third degree...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man involved in the case where 4 males were charged and convicted of assaulting another man with a machete a few years ago in now facing drug charges. Alapati Faamanatu made his initial appearance in District Court last week. He later waived his right to a preliminary...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of sexual abusing a 15-year-old girl is remanded back to custody to await sentencing, after he admitted to the allegations against him via a signed plea agreement with the government. Oneone Tuala, who has been in custody since his arrest, unable to post a...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga says that after presenting American Samoa’s verbal arguments for a federal appeals case early next month, Attorney General, Talauega Eleasalo V. Ale, will be stepping down to pursue his political aspirations. Lolo made the revelation at last...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 24-year-old male from Samoa accused of stabbing someone in the neck multiple times over a year ago, has admitted to the accusation. Arborday Utulele appeared in court this past week for a Change of Plea hearing. Prosecuting the case is Assistant Attorney General Doug...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Hope Dialysis Center, the territory’s first private dialysis facility, has passed the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services inspection, meeting US standards and protocols. The center in Vaitogi was inspected Monday through Thursday this past week by the National...
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WASHINGTON — U.S. Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary, Insular and International Affairs, Doug Domenech this week announced $490,000 in funding support to prevent the spread of measles in American Samoa and to help bolster efforts to vaccinate the entire population with the Measles,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In a 7-page decision dated Jan. 6th, the Trial Division of the High Court dismissed the lawsuit filed by three House members against the American Samoa Economic Development Authority (ASEDA) board of directors, pointing out — among other things — that plaintiffs “lack...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Fono will convene next Monday for the third regular session of the 36th Legislature, and Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga will deliver his annual State of the Territory Address during a joint session at the Gov. H. Rex Lee Auditorium. The Fale Laumei had been closed for...

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