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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man arrested for assaulting his girlfriend is now charged with unlawful possession of illegal drugs, which police allegedly found in his possession. Atonio Aleki appeared in District Court last month for his initial appearance where he informed the court that he wanted...
Lynn Pulou-Alaimalo and Liupapa Avauli
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Two convicted felons hired by the American Samoa Government (ASG) has raised a lot of questions from members of the public. However, there has been no official response from the American Samoa Government (ASG), which includes the Department of Human Resources (DHR) and...
Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata is happy to welcome a health care grant of over $1.1 million for the American Samoa Department of Health, dedicated to the immunization and vaccines effort for children. This grant of $1,107,823 is discretionary funding from the U.S Department of...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man was arrested and charged for violating local drug laws after police pulled over a vehicle for a traffic violation. The defendant, Fauamoa Ume made his initial appearance in District Court last month. He is charged with one count of unlawful possession of meth, a...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Delays in construction projects and the additional costs are among the challenges that American Samoa and other remote US territories are facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report released last week by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who was released on bond awaiting the outcome of his matter in High Court where he’s charged with violating local drug laws is now back in custody after he was arrested last week pursuant to a bench warrant from the court. Rino Faitala appeared in High Court two...
Meth pipe on mirror.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man allegedly found with a glass pipe containing methamphetamine in his vehicle when police pulled him over for a traffic violation over a year ago was finally arrested and charged. The question as to why the government waited so long to charge Faamanatu Pita in this...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The termination letter served to the former CEO of the American Samoa Telecommunications Authority (ASTCA) Ms. Falavaoto Sualevai was carried out according to the law and was also carefully reviewed by the ASTCA Board. This was the response by the Chairman of the Board...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — More than $400,000 will be paid to close to 300 adjustable mortgage loans made by ANZ Guam Inc.’s bank branches in American Samoa — ANZ Amerika Samoa Bank, according to the latest documents filed with the federal court in Guam, overseeing a lawsuit filed against the...
Associate Justice Fiti Sunia
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young mother from Samoa convicted of assaulting another woman out of anger was ordered by the High Court to be a law-abiding citizen and attend and completed anger counseling to help with her anger problem. Ginna Ah Ching, who was released by the court on her own...

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