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Honolulu, HAWAII — Hawaiian Airlines’ former head of corporate security is accusing the company in a lawsuit of covering up a litany of wrongdoing, including plane safety issues, multiple sexual assaults by pilots and cybersecurity failures. The plaintiff, Thomas Aiu, was hired by Hawaiian Airlines...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 46-year-old father of six accused of abusing his 11-year-old son before he turned around and allegedly assaulted his neighbor who reported the child abuse incident to police is now also facing drug charges. During his arrest, police discovered illegal drugs in the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 40-year-old man has been convicted of violating the local drug laws. Loiata Ologa appeared in High Court last week for sentencing. The defendant, who has been in custody since his arrest, unable to post a $5,000 bond was initially charged with one court of unlawful...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The latest information released by the U.S Labor Department re-confirms that the next federally mandated wage hike of 40-cents per hour for all industry categories in American Samoa becomes effective on Sept. 30th this year. And this is in accordance with federal law,...
ARPA Oversight Office executive director, Keith Gebauer
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa’s more than $400 million allocation under the federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 is held at a U.S-based bank due to US Treasury requirements for the banking institution, while the territory is awaiting a final decision by the US Treasury on...
Associate Justice Fiti Sunia
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “Get a job to pay your fine and don’t come back to court again. Don’t go to the house again and stay away from bad people.” This was the strong message from Associate Justice Fiti Sunia to a 19-year-old man who appeared before the High Court yesterday for sentencing...
Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga and Lt. Gov. Talauega Eleasalo Ale
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — On Monday evening, 260 travelers, including Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga, arrived at approximately 9:15 PM marking the first official commercial flight to American Samoa since Hawaiian Air flights were suspended over a year and a half ago due to the Covid-19 pandemic. With...
Utulei Beach Fale
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 41-year old man convicted of assaulting a man at the Utulei Beach while intoxicated in February of this year was ordered by court not to set foot at that beach during the period of his 12-month probation. Wesley Anapu was initially charged with 3rd degree assault,...
Amata during a zoom committee meeting
Washington, D.C. — Wednesday, Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata welcomed the announcement of over $685,000 in federal funds for American Samoa’s efforts to combat violence against women. These federal funds are from two grant programs administered by the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) of the...
Two seawalls
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Seen in these two photos are (right) the carapace wall in Sailele, built by McConnell Dowell over 15 years ago and (left) the latest endeavor by the Department of Public Works to protect the coastal shoreline in Lauli’i, which seems to be just a ‘quick’ fix with no long...

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