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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 45-year-old man convicted of sexually assaulting his 16-year-old niece over a period of 5 months will serve 7 years at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF). The defendant, who has been in custody unable to post a $50,000 surety bond, appeared in High Court last...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 45-year-old taxi driver accused of assaulting his wife while he was extremely intoxicated told the court that he is sorry for his actions and he will never again do such things to his wife and children. The defendant was initially charged with public peace disturbance...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Court has ordered a young man to find a place to live, to avoid future problems between him and his father. Fred Vaaliu was arrested by police last week from his home in Tafuna, after police assistance was sought by his father, who accused his son of making...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Days after being reported missing by his family and friends, the body of a Vietnamese national was found dead inside a house in Vaitogi last week. When asked for a comment, Deputy Commissioner, Foifua Foifua Jr confirmed to Samoa News yesterday morning that police...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Department of Commerce (ASDOC) along with its Broadband Coordination, Opportunities, Redevelopment and Deployment Office (BCORD) released the American Samoa Territorial Broadband Strategy (ASTBS) last Thursday via a Zoom conference and Facebook live...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The case of a mother and her son from Nu’uuli arrested and charged last month on the allegation that the mother assisted her son in assaulting his wife will stay in District Court after the government decided to drop the felony charges against the two. Both defendants,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young man with two outstanding bench warrants from the High Court was arrested for allegedly trying to break into a vehicle at the EOB parking lot last month. Sipa Lologa made his initial appearance in District Court two weeks ago where the court ordered him to be...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — U.S Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has issued a final rule — effective Nov. 8th — that implements Amendment 9 to the Fishery Ecosystem Plan for Pelagic Fisheries of the Western Pacific (FEP) pertaining to American Samoa. The final rule modifies the American Samoa...
Chuck Leoto with his family
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Govn’t owned American Samoa TeleCommunications Authority (ASTCA) — after a long hietas, has finally named a new chief executive officer (CEO). As the former acting CEO, Chuck Leota is expected to assume the position immediately. In a press release issued by the Governor’...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — After a request from the plaintiff, abd through notice of voluntary dismissal, a federal judge in California has “dismissed in its entirety” a complaint by local resident, identified in court documents as “Jane Doe” against certain members of the American Samoa COVID-19...

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