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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man arrested for assaulting his wife is now charged with unlawful possession of illegal drugs after police found in his possession. Setu Tesimale appeared in court last week for his initial appearance where he informed the court that he wanted to exercise his...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Cabinet directors have submitted the required “Essential Employees Listing” following a May 6th memo from Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga who also requested justification for why these employees are considered “essential” to ASG operations during the current COVID-19 state of...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man was arrested after armed detectives of the DPS Vice and Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant at a home in Nu’uuli occupied by Molioo Fu’e Tuigafue, the defendant in this matter. The search warrant also included Tuigafue’s vehicle and person. On May 6th, 2020,...
Congresswoman Amata with American Samoa Chamber of Commerce
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata and the Committee on Small Business held a forum with a panel of lenders to conduct oversight and examine the Small Business Administration’s implementation of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). “The Small Business Administration’s Paycheck...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man with two outstanding bench warrants including a large number of traffic fines was arrested last month on allegations of unlawful drug possession, intent to distribute, and DUI. When questioned by investigators, the defendant, Onosa’i Filipo said that drugs found...
Samoa News photo taken from the main road shows part of the Ronald Reagan Marine Railway, the ASG owned shipyard in Satala
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — During her remarks, at last Thursday’s Malaloa Wharf Extension Project ground breaking ceremony, Port Administration director Taimalelagi Dr. Claire Poumele — a board member of the American Samoa Shipyard Services Authority — revealed upgrades and restoration of the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A new Amici Curiae” brief in the citizenship case claims that while they are respectful of American Samoa’s leaders, granting US citizenship to persons born in American Samoa — who are currently considered US nationals —  will not imperil the Samoan culture nor will it...
Just say no to marijuana
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man was arrested last Friday night after police found 6 hand rolled marijuana cigarettes inside his vehicle during a routine traffic stop —  he was observed not wearing a seatbelt. Lomitusi Savea, who is on probation for a drug conviction 4 years ago made his initial...
This venus fly trap sea anemone
  Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Take a virtual field trip into the depths of National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa (NMSAS) on May 20th. NMSAS said its science team would be co-hosting a “Live Virtual Event in collaboration with Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants' online educational platform...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 27-year-old man who was picked up pursuant to an arrest warrant from the court, on the allegation that he unlawfully entered a store in the Tafuna area and stole several items including electronics accessories; two speakers; a laptop and several power tools is now...

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