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Fesco Askold, as it pulls up to dock at Pago Pago Harbor
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The container vessel, Fesco Askold, with three of its 17 crew members who tested positive for COVID-19, returned to the Port of Pago Pago yesterday afternoon, after being given clearance to off load its cargo, which will go through a decontamination process, carried out...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “Election 2020 results are now official,” declared Chief Election Officer Dr. Lealofi Uiagalelei, in a public letter released after 4:30 p.m on Tuesday, Nov. 10th, thus certifying the Nov. 3rd general election outcome. Uiagalelei also congratulated all elected positions...
Chief Election Officer, Dr. Lealofi Uiagalelei with poll workers in a file photo taken prior to the election.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Chief Election Office Dr. Lealofi Uiagalelei stands behind the final results of the House of Representatives race for Manu’a District #1 and has certified them as official, following a challenge to recount the votes. Manu’a #1 has two seats and the 2020 local House race...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man with a prior conviction for receiving stolen property 4 years ago was arrested last month for allegedly violating local drug laws. Mikaele Tindale made his initial appearance in court last month. He’s charged with one count of unlawful possession of methamphetamine...
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  Repeat offender Ualesi Ugapo was ordered by the court last week to serve out the remaining 8 months of a 20-month sentence from a 2017 case. The decision came after the court found Ugapo in violation of conditions of his 5-year probation. Ugapo was found guilty by the District Court last month of...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — ASG Coronavirus Task Force chairman Iulogologo Joseph Pereira has confirmed that the three crew members of a container vessel who tested positive for COVID-19 are considered “transit” cases not local and American Samoa remains under Code Blue threat level, and therefore...
Electors stand in line outside while others were inside the Nu’uuli polling station
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Many voided ballots and questions raised by poll watchers, delayed the counting at the Nu’uuli polling station once the polls closed at 6p.m on Nov. 3rd — Election Day, says deputy election officer, Fiti Tavai, based on information from the polling station’s supervisor....
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man taken into police custody two weeks ago for allegedly using a kitchen knife to stab another man has been released by the court on his own recognizance, after the government was unable to file additional charges against him. According to court information, Talaese...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 24-year-old man who was convicted of stealing was released from custody last week, after the court determined that the 15 months he served at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF), to await sentencing, was enough. Frank Kalolo, under a plea agreement with the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man is now charged with violating local drug laws after police officers discovered meth in his vehicle during a traffic stop in Tafuna over the weekend due to the vehicle having two different license plates on it. The government charged Ualesi Tagaloa with one count of...

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