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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young man convicted of stealing equipment belonging to the government and later violating local drug laws is going to jail. Tanu Sefulu was ordered to serve 20 months at the TCF as a condition of his 5-year probation. Sefulu, who has been in custody since his arrest,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lemanu Peleti Sialega Mauga, has proclaimed Oct. 17th — which falls on a Sunday this year — as “American Samoa Constitution Day” with the Feleti Barstow Public Library holding an exhibit this morning that will display historical material about the signing of...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The defendant in the alleged murder of a Vietnamese man in Vaitogi last week told investigators that the reason why he committed the crime was because he was very pissed off with the man (victim) for the way he treated him during their yard clean up work. He was mowing...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Through an Oct. 8th memorandum, Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga informed cabinet members that he has directed the ASG Territorial Audit Office “to audit all American Samoa Government accounts, records and books.” He points out that the Territorial Auditor is...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — There are no major changes to the new COVID-19 Emergency Declaration dated Oct. 8th and signed by Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga and effective on Oct. 11th. The new document declares that American Samoa remains under “Code Blue” — which means COVID-free — and...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man was arrested last month after police found 5 hand rolled marijuana cigarettes in his vehicle during a routine traffic stop —  he was observed not wearing a seatbelt. Rodney Savea, who is on probation for a drug conviction 4 years ago made his initial appearance in...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man from Samoa convicted of violating local drug laws is being given a chance to renew his immigration status that had expired or he will sit in jail for 5 five years. Finau Pulemau, who has been in custody since his arrest, unable to post a $5,000 bond appeared in...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Getting a COVID-19 vaccine shot should be made mandatory especially for ASG employees. That was the firm suggestion from Senate President Tuaolo Manaia Fruean and Rep. Larry S. Sanitoa at last week’s joint Fono hearing with several COVID-19 Task Force members, to answer...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The man who spent 10 months in jail for touching a woman in front of other co-workers in a sexual manner is a free man now. Malae Saili was released from the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) last week, following his sentencing by the court. Saili was initially...
Washington, D.C. —  Congresswoman Uifa’atal Amata commended American Samoa’s farmers on National Farmers Day yesterday, highlighting the good work they do to feed the community along with their own families, and provide nutritious natural options as they grow and harvest American Samoa’s rich...

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