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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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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — One of the conditions for Salema Ifopo’s 5-year probation is to seek and secure gainful employment. Ifopo was released from the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) last week after the court decided that the 13 months he served in custody while awaiting the outcome of...
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Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's National Emergency Operations Committee has approved flights from Samoa to American Samoa starting today. However the flights will only bring travellers from Samoa to the territory, and return to Samoa empty. This is until the Covid 19 strain for the three confirmed...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 45-year-old man from Pago Pago who was convicted of driving with a permanently suspended license is going to jail. Atalino Fale, who has been in custody since his arrest, unable to post a $5,000 bond, appeared in court last week where he was sentenced to 20 months at...
Cong. Uifaatali Amata at her standup desk
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata has cosponsored a bipartisan bill that would lead to several million in funding for American Samoa’s wildlife preservation efforts, the Recovering America's Wildlife Act (RAWA), H.R.2773. Congresswoman Amata also cosponsored two earlier versions of...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man with two prior convictions over a decade ago is back in court again on a new allegation that he stole his ex-wife's vehicle. When pulled over by patrol officers last month, the suspect, Malaki Tamati told officers the vehicle belonged to him not his girlfriend. He...
Little girl in her White Sunday finery
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Local businesses — especially clothing shops and grocery stores — are hoping for an uptick in customers this White Sunday, shopping for White Sunday outfits for the children and food for the Sunday feast.  (See today’s Samoa News edition for businesses advertising their...

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