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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young man who assaulted another man by punching him in the face and kicking him multiple times while he was on the ground was sentenced last month to 24 months (or 2 years) behind bars. Lauilo Tagaloa was initially charged with third degree assault; third degree...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — StarKist Samoa has launched a new advertising campaign to attract workers, such as fish cleaners, as the cannery is dealing with an employment shortage, which the company says is “impacting our ability to keep up with global demand” and that StarKist Samoa “has been...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga's declaration that Manu’a’s marine and rainforest resources be developed has inspired a flurry of private sector economic development. At the heart of the development is the evidentiary research of Dr. Peter Craig of the National Park Service and...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —A 36-year-old uncle accused of raping his 16-year-old niece was arrested last month and is now in custody. When arrested by police, illegal drugs were discovered in the defendant’s possession. The government claims that the alleged sexual abuse began last year, when the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Some surgeries at American Samoa's only hospital, the LBJ, were delayed or cancelled because a critical piece of machinery wasn't working. The autoclave, which sterilises surgical tools, has been down for about a month. Our correspondent said only one operating room had...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The driver of a vehicle pulled over by police officers during a traffic stop two weeks ago for speeding is now charged with violating local drug laws. The driver, Filisi Vainalepa made his initial appearance in court two weeks ago. He is charged with one count of...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In a memorandum last week Tuesday, Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga announced the sitting members to the Advisory Council of the Protection & Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness (PAIMI) program, which is administered by the ASG Office of Protection...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Through a new memorandum, Gov. Lemanu Peleti Pelepoi Sialega Mauga, set a hazardous pay policy for workers involved in the COVID-19 pandemic work. The new policy is effective Apr. 5, 2021 until Dec. 31, 2021, unless it is extended, the governor said in his “Hazardous...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A resident of American Samoa trying to return home to the territory on a repatriation flight has hired an attorney to represent her in efforts to return home with her service dogs, believes her rights have been violated under the Americans with Disabilities Act. She has...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 40-year-old man accused of assaulting his 55-year-old uncle with a machete over two years ago is now in custody after he was arrested last month. Apeluolefeagaiga Faaleomiti was arrested during a traffic stop for driving a vehicle with an expired license plate tag. It’...

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