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A man with a prior conviction for receiving stolen property two years ago was sentenced by the Court last month to 5 years probation after being convicted for violating local drug laws. Kamuta Uale who was released on bond, appeared in court last month for sentencing. Uale was initially charged...
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Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata welcomed the announcement $344,292 in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), and congratulated the American Samoa Criminal Justice Planning Agency. “Like this past week’s grants to help prevent domestic violence, this grant to...
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Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata is honoring the anniversary of the United States Air Force’s founding as a Service, officially on this date in 1947. She released the following statement: “Congratulations to the United States Air Force, and the Air National Guard! The U.S. Air...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The House approved in third reading Thursday, with amendments, the Senate bill which seeks to increase the annual salaries of the governor and lieutenant governor and hike the office expense allowance for lawmakers. Meanwhile, the Senate approved Thursday in final...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Updates on island fisheries as well as the tuna industry and COVID-19 impacts, are two main subjects covered in a brief “American Samoa Island Report” for the 187th Meeting of the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council, set to be held virtually from Sept. 21...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The government filed an additional charge last week during a Status Hearing against a man accused of assaulting his partner in a domestic violence incident. The defendant, 35, was on probation when he was arrested by police last month on the new allegation. This is the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — 40-year-old Alema Wilson, who was a taxi driver when police arrested him in the early morning of Sept. 19, 2020 was initially charged with one count of unlawful possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine (meth) with intent to distribute; and one count of...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With the ASG Treasury announcing this week the release later this month of the first payment for the Advance Child Tax Credit funded by federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 - some taxpayers are asking “who is a qualifying child” for this federal benefit....
Acting Gov. Talauega Eleasalo V. Ale (left) and Motusa Tuileama Nua
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A local resident who returned to American Samoa when commercial air service between Honolulu and Pago Pago re-opened on Sept. 13th has tested positive for COVID-19, making it the first local case, but American Samoa remains under Code-Blue threat level, meaning COVID-...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Customs K9 agent Benny died unexpectedly on Aug 31st after his handler left him in a hot government vehicle for hours. On that morning, Benny and his handler - the K9 unit supervisor — were working at the airport. Later that afternoon at around 3pm, when it was feeding...

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