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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The man who spent 9 months in jail for touching a woman inappropriately is a free man now. Taavili Malaki was released from the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) last week, following his sentencing by the High Court. Malaki was initially charged with attempted rape...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The preliminary examination for the 38-year-old female who was driving the rental car that was pulled over by police two weeks ago and illegal drugs were allegedly discovered inside the vehicle is continued to the end of this month. This was after the court granted the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The cost of a kilowatt-hour (kWh) for electricity has increase by 30% since January 2021, according to the America Samoa Power Authority (ASPA) in a brief statement, where they also released the monthly “System Rate” or kWh cost of electricity, for November 2021 bills. “...
Cong. Uifaatali Amata
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata is updating the continued progress of local hospital infrastructure, Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) funds, which passed the House on Friday as part of the major budget reconciliation bill, titled the Build Back Better (BBB) Act. The...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who was arrested and accused of possessing a handgun and drugs found during a traffic stop back in August of last year entered a guilty plea last week to the charges against him. The government charged Taaloga Lui in two separate cases. In the first case, Lui is...
Bluesky staff with check
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — During the first week of October, Bluesky Communications joined the international celebration of Customer Service Week, where the theme was “The Power of Service”. In accordance with the theme, one of Bluesky's primary activities during the week was a coin drive to raise...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — San Diego-based JM Fisheries LLC, G.S. Fisheries Inc., the companies’ manager, and the chief engineer of the commercial fishing vessel Capt. Vincent Gann have agreed to pay a total of $725,000 in civil penalties to settle federal Clean Water Act claims related to oil...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  An overstayer who made his initial appearance in District Court last month was remanded to custody on a 'no bail' status. According to Immigration, the defendant's Immigration ID expired on March 19, 2021 The defense attorney informed the court that the defendant's...
ASG Treasurer Malemo L. Tausaga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — ASG Treasurer Malemo L. Tausaga has provided an update for employers in American Samoa regarding the 2% wage tax, which was repealed through Fono legislation and signed into law on Apr. 8th by Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga. In a brief statement dated Nov. 17th...
Chairman Lt. Gov. Talauega Eleasalo Ale
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Task force chair, Lt Governor Talauega Ale at the regular meeting this week opened discussions on the proposed mass max stand down (or shutdown), after members of the private sector — led by the Chamber of Commerce expressed concerns regarding ongoing plans for the mass...

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