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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of assaulting his wife in Ottoville was arrested and appeared in court three weeks ago. The defendant, a 35-year-old man from Samoa, made his initial appearance in court three weeks ago. He is charged with 3rd degree assault and disturbing the private peace...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The second of the four defendants arrested after police executed two search warrants last January at homes in Tafuna and Taputimu has entered into a plea agreement with the government. Apelu Alesana, who has been in custody since his arrest, unable to post a $5,000 cash...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man allegedly found with two glass pipes containing methamphetamine inside his vehicle when police pulled him over for a traffic violation almost two years ago has finally been arrested and charged. The question of why the government waited so long to charge Allen...
MV Pago Pago at the dock in Pago Harbor
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The government is working on acquiring the MV Pago Pago, following an offer of $1.2 million from the vessel’s owner, Paramount Builders Inc., to sell the vessel to ASG that can be used for — among other things — weekly service to the Manu’a island group. The offer was...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of stabbing a member of the Faleniu aumaga several times using a steak knife during evening curfew was arrested and he’s now being charged. Vaueli Moananu made his initial appearance in court this week. He is charged with one count of 1st degree assault, a...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The government has charged Aleki Afoa with one count each of trespassing and public peace disturbance, both misdemeanors, for his alleged involvement in an incident that occurred on the west side two weeks ago During last week’s court proceedings, a motion by the defense...
Aumua Amata and H.E. Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara in 1983 photo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  Congresswoman Aumua Amata wished the Fijian people a happy and blessed Fiji Day, as this October 10th is the 50th anniversary of Fiji’s independence.  “Congratulations and malo lava to Fiji upon this important marker in your history, the 50th Anniversary of Independence...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of assaulting his wife appeared in District Court last week. He is charged with third degree assault and private peace disturbance. The government alleges that around 6:30 p.m on a Wednesday night in Malaeimi, a woman called police regarding her sister, who...
[l-r]: candidate for lieutenant governor Tapaau Dr. Dan Mageo Aga, and candidate for governor, I’aulualo Fa’afetai Talia; candidate for governor Lt. Gov. Lemanu Palepoi Sialega Mauga and candidate for lieutenant governor Talauega Eleasalo Va’alele Ale; and candidate for lieutenant governor Tapumanaia Galu Satele Jr. with candidate for governor Sen. Nuanuaolefeagaiga Saoluaga T. Nua.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Establishing laws to address cyber bullying was one of the more than 10 questions asked of candidates during the second gubernatorial forum hosted by the American Samoa Bar Association on Wednesday night, Oct. 7, at the American Samoa Community College Multipurpose...
Aliitama Sotoa (right) and Petti Matila (left) with two Army Reservists in uniform in the background.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The two Army Reserve soldiers who appeared in uniform during the American Samoa delegations’ presentation at the Democratic National Convention in August, will not be disciplined for appearing in uniform, but their supervisor will, according to a Marine Corps Times...

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