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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Cases of men violating local drug laws continue to pack the court docket and are notably from different walks of life. NEEMIA TAULAGA A man convicted of violating local drug laws was sentenced to 5 years probation. Neemia Taulaga, who has been in custody since his arrest...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Latest Health Department vaccination data shows a total of 2,222 children in the age group of 5 to 11 years old are now fully vaccinated for COVID-19, which is a great achievement for the government’s “Protect AS One” vaccination drive since doses for this age group only...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With the new year starting off amid surges of COVID-19 infections in record numbers across the United States due to the Delta and Omicron variants, Lt Gov Talauega Eleasalo Va’alele Ale is reiterating Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga ‘s recent comments that the foremost priority...
Dec. 18, 2021 car crash
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The families of the four men killed as the result of the horrific car accident in front of the StarKist Samoa canning plant on December 18 are still waiting on the release of the bodies to make funeral arrangements. The Department of Public Safety has requested the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A father of five young children who lost his father and then his wife while he was in custody for violating local drug laws tearful begged the court to release him to care for his young children and rebuild his family. Mafi Faalogo, who has been in custody since his...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is updating its recommendation for when many people can receive a booster shot, shortening the interval from 6 months to 5 months for people who received the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine.  In a media release...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A father accused of beating up his 15-year-old daughter using an extension cord is now in custody after he was arrested by police officers last week. According to the government’s case, it was on Dec. 30th, 2021, when the Tafuna Police Substation received a report...
ASPA power plant
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The December fuel surcharge for the American Samoa Power Authority increased as the price of fuel close continues to spike globally. And if you’re a customer that spends a lot on electricity, you may have noticed the new increases. ASPA announced on Dec. 21st that the...
Newly resurfaced road in Vaitogi
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With American Samoa set to receive millions of dollar in infrastructure money from federally approved legislation, Rep. Larry S. Sanitoa has asked the Lemanu Administration to consider portions of this money for drainage and road projects for Tualauta county. Sanitoa...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Two men accused of stealing and burglary are now behind bars after being arrested by police two months after the alleged crime. The two men, Willie Lalovi and Morgan Vaili made their initial appearances in District Court in December. The two defendants are each charged...

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