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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young man who is accused of being rude and disrespectful to his grandmother was ordered by the court to find another place to live while his matter is pending in court. Police arrested Peniata Taase from his home on Monday last week, and he made his initial appearance...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa has until May 3, 2023 to comply with the federal REAL ID Act, after US Secretary of Homeland Security (USDHS), Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced on Tuesday the extension deadline for all states and territories as well as Washington D.C. Extending the REAL ID...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man was taken into custody after a court marshal allegedly discovered in his possession a glass pipe and cut up straws, both containing a quantity of white crystalline substance, during the man’s visit to the district court house to see his probation officer....
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — After reviewing the American Samoa Economic Development Authority’s (ASEDA) public notice of their plan to issue and sell a 2021 bonds series, Rep. Larry Sanitoa says the bonds would increase the government debt by up to $25 million and maintains his belief that the Fono...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A former employee of the Attorney General’s Office convicted of stealing money from people, who were seeking an ‘OK-Board’ for travel, was sentenced by the High Court to 24 months probation. Loimata Savea, who out on a $5,000, cash bond, appeared before Associate Justice...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Samoa Airways announced over this past weekend that it was scheduling one-repatriation flight for Samoan nationals and cargo from Pago Pago on Friday, Apr. 30th, departing American Samoa at 1:45p.m arriving in Apia on May 1st. For registration on this flight, the Samoa...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The driver of a black truck, on which investigators allegedly found drugs and drug paraphernalia has been arrested and charged with unlawful possession of drugs. Two police officers were patrolling the Nu’uuli public highway on the early morning of Mar. 24th when they...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga, through an Apr. 20th memorandum, established the 13-member Territorial Hazard Mitigation Council, which is to assist the Territorial Emergency Management Coordination Office (TEMCO) in fulfilling its responsibilities outlined in...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Several police officers rushed in response to an incident at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) when a group of inmates engaged in a fight inside the compound over the weekend. Police got the matter under control and immediately started their investigation,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 26-year-old man from Samoa arrested for breaking into a house and a store in the Tafuna area at night is also charged with violating local drug laws. When questioned by investigators, the defendant, Fale Lelevaga stated that the plan with two of his friends was to...

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