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Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga as part of his written testimony made last week to a Congressional committee included a request for additional federal funding for communications infrastructure as the COVID-19 pandemic and new economic realities have put more demands on the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Falanisisi Poumaleifanua is now in custody after being arrested last month on the allegation he assaulted a man with a knife. During his arrest, officers found illegal drugs in his possession. According to the government’s case, it was around 6:37 p.m on Mar. 21, 2022...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The two men convicted of receiving stolen property from an Ottoville home were given light sentences two weeks ago. Ross Tavita and Alema Iasoni were ordered to serve 20 months at the TCF, as a condition of their 5-year probation terms. Both men have been in custody...
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Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata worked with the United States Coast Guard (USCG) to highlight National Safe Boating Week 2022 (May 21 – May 27) with a public safety and informational message.  “As Samoans, we love the ocean, and it is part of who we are,” said Congresswoman Aumua...
Moefaauo Bill Emmsely
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The deadline for the request for proposals for the new 40-bed hospital architectural and engineering services in American Samoa has been extended by a month — from May 21 to June 21, 2022 — due to companies requesting the extension, according to the Chief Executive...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Bail is set at $1,500 for a man arrested last month on the allegation he assaulted his wife inside their house. The man made his initial appearance in Court and he was remanded back to the custody of the government until bail is posted. The defendant, who is not new in...
Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata is highlighting Mental Health Awareness Month, and how people can seek out assistance if needed or find emergency services.  “In recent years, we have made progress in putting more emphasis on recognizing mental health struggles, and...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man arrested for assaulting his wife is now charged for violating local drug laws. The man appeared in Court last month for his initial appearance. He is charged with felonious restraint (involving domestic violence) and unlawful possession of marijuana, both felonies...
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Honolulu, HAWAII — Earthjustice filed suit this week against the National Marine Fisheries Service on behalf of the Conservation Council for Hawai‘i and Mike Nakachi, a native Hawaiian cultural practitioner. The suit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawai‘i, points out that the...
Moli Iloilo Jr,
St. George, UTAH — Moli Iloilo Jr, 62, passed away on Sunday May 15, 2022. Moli was born June 24, 1959, in Utulei American Samoa to Molipopo and Mai'omalo Iloilo. He married his Highschool sweetheart Holly Meisel on Jan 19, 1979, in West Covina California. They had 5 children and were later sealed...

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