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U.S Circuit Court Judge Robert E. Bacharach
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In his dissenting opinion, U.S Circuit Court Judge Robert E. Bacharach contends that the US Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, “should have granted” plaintiffs’ request for “rehearing en banc” or the full-panel of the U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals to review the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Through a Dec. 28th memorandum, Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga established the Energy Security Committee and appointed nine members. And the new directive supersedes provisions of a 2020 memo, which established the Energy Security Commission. “Energy security is among the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 30-year-old man accused of selling marijuana joints at the cannery last year has pled guilty.  Cops arrested Pele Sami on Oct. 22, 2020 after a female employee of the cannery informed police about a man selling drugs to several cannery employees in front of a...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — At this week’s COVID-19 Task Force meeting the Medicaid director announced that starting with the January 27 flight, all non-residents wishing to travel to American Samoa will NOT be eligible for Medicaid services while the HR director confirms that more than half of the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A Dec. 27th order released by the Clerk of the U.S Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals denied the petition by plaintiffs who are three American Samoans that requested a “rehearing en banc” or the full-panel of the U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals to review the decision...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Three men, Ene Ah Sam, Lui Sagote and Apoga Custodio Jr, a.k.a “AJ” made their initial appearances before District Court Judge Gwen Tauiliili-Langkilde, two weeks ago, on drug charges. Ah Sam and Sagote are each charged with one count of unlawful possession of...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — On Monday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced $126,000 in grant funding for the American Samoa Power Authority (ASPA). The funding will be combined with $40,731 in voluntary cost-share from ASPA for a new diesel vacuum truck, according to the press...
Two of Samoa's Christmas babies with parents
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa’s 2021 Christmas babies born at the Tupua Tamasese Meaole (TTM) Motootua National Hospital in Apia are healthy and well. Loralemoelefili Niko Filia of Fusi Saluafata had her baby boy at 12:06am. The 8 pound bundle of joy is Samoa’s first born Christmas Day baby. We haven’t named...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man arrested during a traffic stop last month is now facing felony charges for violating local drug laws. Thirty-six year old, Lio Williams appeared in court last month for his initial appearance. He is charged with one count of unlawful possession of methamphetamine (...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — During a news conference early last week, Health director Motusa Tuileama Nua shared a summary of DoH projects to be funded with federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds, and the projects further serve health care needs of American Samoa. DoH is also looking at...

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