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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 40-year-old man who was convicted of assaulting his wife while he was extremely intoxicated told the court that she was the one who started the fight, which landed him a 3-night stay at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF). The defendant was initially charged...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A driver of a pick-up truck pulled over by police officers last month for failure to stop at a stop sign is now charged with violating local drug laws and driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI). Emele Lisona was taken into custody when police discovered two small...
National Mammography Day
WASHINGTON — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata is reminding women of the importance of mammography after age 40, as Friday was National Mammography Day. “National Mammography Day is a yearly reminder of the importance of early detection,” Amata said. “Through medical research, doctors and scientists...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A fight between two families in the Tafuna area last month landed a man and his two sons in court after they were arrested and charged with assaulting a man and his brother at their house. During the arrest, police discovered illegal substances on the man. Nothing was...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has released new data showing that prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, most parents in the U.S. continued to protect their children by following CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended vaccine schedule....
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The younger of the two brothers who is on probation for a drug conviction from last year is now back to court on the same allegation — unlawful possession of an illegal drug. The younger brother, Johnny Banse made his initial appearance in District Court last month. He...
Dr. Aifili John Tufa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — After consultation with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local physicians, the Health Department has made a change in the test samples from the local imported COVID-19 cases to be sent to CDC to test for the type of variant. This was revealed...
Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Speaking at last Friday’s cabinet meeting, Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga announced that he and Lt. Gov. Talauega Eleasalo V. Ale — who is also chairman of the COVID-19 Task Force — have no plans to close-borders on commercial flights between Honolulu and Pago Pago. And this...
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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs (OIA) announces its final allocation of $55 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act through the Technical Assistance Program (TAP) to the Insular Areas. The funds were distributed among the...
Christian Salea
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Veteran educator and Tafuna High School teacher, Christian Salea, is the 2022 Territorial Teacher of the Year and the announcement was made during a special meeting of senior local Education Department officials yesterday, to which the local news media were invited. “It’...

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