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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  On April 13, 2024, a woman contacted the Tafuna Police Substation (TPS) to report her husband who violated a court order (restraining order) allegedly caused a peace disturbance. The suspect was apprehended and later charged with the following. Count 1: Private Peace...
Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata
Washington, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives has passed several bipartisan bills addressing various Veterans’ issues that originated in the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, vice chaired by Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata. Key education reforms are included.  “I am blessed to serve on the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Small business owners in American Samoa will gain access to a comprehensive range of services aimed at enhancing their financial management capabilities and overall business acumen through a grant from the U.S. Treasury. The American Samoa Department of Commerce (AS-DOC...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — There is concern over Bible verses being misinterpreted by some Pacific men to justify domestic violence, a Samoan-Chinese social worker says. Genevieve Sang-Yum, a lecturer in social work at Unitec's Waitakere campus, runs programs focused on helping Māori and Pacific...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — On April 9, 2024, a woman from Fagali’i contacted the Tafuna Police Substation (TPS) regarding a man who allegedly assaulted her 15-year-old nephew. The defendant was later arrested and charged with the following: Count 1 & 3: Assault in the Third Degree — a class A...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — On April 11, 2024, at about 5:25pm, a woman contacted the Fagatogo Police Station (FPS) requesting assistance with her husband, Samipaea Pahulu. The caller reported that she had allegedly been assaulted by her husband at their residence in Aua. Pahulu was charged with...
Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata and Congressman Neal Dunn
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata is congratulating several new Pacific women leaders in Solomon Islands, who will bring their insights and ideals to the National Parliament. Congresswoman Amata sent a message of congratulations to the three incoming Members, the Honorable Freda...
American Samoa High Court
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The jury trial of Semi Sago at the High Court ended on April 11, 2024 with his conviction for two counts of intent to distribute methamphetamine and for possession of methamphetamine. After two hours of deliberation, the jury returned with a unanimous verdict of guilty...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — On March 29, 2024, a female individual contacted the Tafuna Police Substation (TPS) requesting assistance with two male individuals who entered their home unlawfully and assaulted her 16 year-old brother with a machete. Ekueta Fa’afao and Solomona Ta’avao were both...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — On April 3, 2024, at about 5:39 p.m, a male individual contacted the Fagatogo Police Station (FPS) to report his father, who was identified as Setu Muliau. It was revealed that the defendant was causing a disturbance at their home in the village of Utusi’a. Muliau was...

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