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Olosega Elementary School teachers and DoH staff
Olosega Manu'a, AMERICAN SAMOA —The need for breast cancer prevention and control and early detection is important for all of American Samoa. This is the first time that the Department of Health's Breast & Cervical Cancer Program visited the Manu’a Islands for a Breast Cancer Awareness Outreach...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The U.S Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) award letter on the Fagaima Flood Mitigation Project, overseen by the Department of Public Works, has revealed that the total cost of the project is more than $8 million with the federal agency funding the “maximum...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 34-year-old man with an outstanding arrest warrant was picked up by police last month and charged with unlawful possession of drugs after a man told authorities that his nephew bought two marijuana cigarettes and a glass pipe containing methamphetamine from the man....
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Two cases against two brothers charged in drug related matters are now in High Court, after the District Court found probable cause to bind them over, following a preliminary examination (PX) for each man last week. Andy Filipo, 40, is charged with one count of unlawful...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 40-year-old man convicted in High Court for attempted felonious restraint is ordered to serve 20 months behind bars, as part of a 5-year probation sentence. Amia Finauga was initially charged with attempted rape, first-degree sexual abuse, and attempted felonious...
Mageo family land in Pago
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A move to built a new prison on the Mageo communal land in Pago Pago at the mountain top area called Autapini/ Happy Valley area has shocked many members of the Mageo family. Some members of the family are preparing to circulate a petition to gather signatures from Mageo...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The local Department of Homeland Security (ASDHS) has requested an inventory of all vehicles for ASG departments, offices and semi-autonomous agencies as the government prepares to launch a “Protect AS One” mass vaccination driver from Dec. 1st through Dec. 3rd from 8a.m...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The court has set bail at $3,000 for Mapu Tautua, who was taken into custody last week following an incident in Petesa in the Tafuna area where he is alleged to have gone to his neighbor’s home with a knife, and also challenged people in the neighborhood to a fight. When...
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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...
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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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