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TCF — Territorial Correctional Facility
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Sentencing for a man convicted of unlawful possession of illegal drugs is again postponed until Tuesday next week, Mar. 31st, due to the absence of one of the members of the panel of judges. Johnny Vou appeared before Associate Justice Fiti Sunia last week for sentencing...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Two brothers accused of violating local drug laws have entered into a plea agreement with the government. Tulifua Iosefo, 24, and Viane Tofamamao Ilimaleota, 32, appeared in High Court last week for their Change of Plea (COP) hearing. Both defendants were represented by...
ASTCA office building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa TeleCommunications Authority (ASTCA) and Bluesky American Samoa are committed to ensuring connectivity to local residents as the coronavirus spreads across all US states, three US territories and a majority of countries around the world. With the closure...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young man from Tafeta with a long criminal history entered into a plea agreement with the government last week during court proceedings before District Court Judge Elvis P. Patea. Mikaele Filisi, who is on probation, was initially charged with 4 misdemeanors including...
Amosa Lautaimi, handcuffed and making his way to the District Court yesterday morning for his initial appearance
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of beating his wife to death during a domestic violence incident last week is now charged with first degree murder, a crime that carries a life imprisonment term. He’s also charged with attempted arson in the first degree, a felony, along with three...
StarKist Samoa plant
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has issued an exemption for StarKist Samoa — the largest local private employer with about 2,000 workers — and cadres of businesses from a provision of his COVID-19 emergency declaration and he has promised both federal and local support to all...
American Samoa Executive Office Building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — To prevent the spread of the coronavirus and comply with the governor’s extended emergency declaration, ASG Tax Office is implementing a new policy for the distribution of tax refund checks, says ASG Treasurer Ueligitone Tonumaipe’a. Tax refunds distribution has...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — At a cabinet meeting last Friday morning with local church leaders, who were briefed on American Samoa’s response and action to the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga declared that the government has no intention of prohibiting church services, which will be...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Due to the global coronavirus threat, Chief Justice Michael Kruse issued a Memorandum reference about COURTHOUSE WEDDINGS. Owing to the uncertainty facing our community with the global spread of the novel coronavirus, all civil wedding ceremonies before the judges of the...
Spelling Bee Canceled Notice
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — After deciding to err on the side of caution, Samoa News announced the cancellation last week of the upcoming March 25 Territorial Spelling Bee. "It is with a heavy heart that Samoa News canceled the 2020 Samoa News Territorial Spelling Bee in light of the risk to the...

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