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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 40-year-old man convicted of violating the territory’s drug laws was given a huge break by the court when he was sentenced to serve 20 months at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF), as one of the conditions of his 5-year probation. He and a co-defendant were...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A Senate Concurrent Resolution introduced last week Thursday in the Senate, expresses the support of the Legislature for itself and on behalf of the people of American Samoa, for the Federal Court of Appeals ruling in “respecting the right of the American Samoan people...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 42-year-old father of four, convicted for assaulting his neighbor’s son with a metal pipe was ordered by the court to depart the territory and remain outside of its borders as a condition of his 5-year probation. He will depart the territory once flights between the...
Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Economic and infrastructure development, along with climate change, are among priorities that Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga shared with lawmakers in his address to the Fono joint session last week Monday as well as in two separate reports distributed to...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A male driver and a female passenger in a vehicle pulled over by police officers for a seat belt violation last month are now in custody after officers discovered illegal drugs and paraphernalia inside the vehicle. Moreover, the male passenger was the same person...
Sen. Utu Sila Poasa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Among the legislation introduced in the Fono last week is the ASG proposed final fiscal year 2022 budget totaling $552.78 million. At last Friday’s Senate session, Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee chairman Sen. Utu Sila Poasa announced that the committee is...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The driver of a vehicle pulled over by police officers during a traffic stop three weeks ago for speeding is now charged with violating local drug laws. The driver, Frank Anitepa made his initial appearance in court three weeks ago. He is charged with one count of...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who refused to leave his girlfriend’s home pursuant to a civil protection order from the Court and approached his girlfriend and her family with a machete is in custody after he was arrested last month. During his arrest, cops discovered illegal drugs on him....
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The total number of positions funded in the ASG final fiscal year 2022 budget is 6,978 — compared to 6,981 in the current FY 2021 budget, according to the Governor’s “Executive Summary” final FY 2022 budget report distributed to lawmakers during the opening of the joint...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A new admin bill eliminates the requirement that two members of the American Samoa Power Authority (ASPA) board of directors must be from outside of American Samoa. According to the bill’s preamble, “we have sufficient number of people from American Samoa with the...

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