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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A female driver and a male 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...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who went inside his neighbor’s home uninvited is now in custody. Allen Tagaloa made his initial appearance in Court. He is charged with one count of trespass and one count of public peace disturbance (PPD), both misdemeanors. During his initial appearance, the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man convicted for assaulting his neighbor’s son with a shovel was ordered by the court to depart the territory and remain outside of its border as a condition of his 5-year probation. He will depart the territory once fights between the two Samoas resume. Faimaalii...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — LBJ Medical Center chief executive officer Faumuina John Faumuina expressed sincere gratitude to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Medical Mission to American Samoa which made it possible for many local residents to undergo knee replacement surgery at the...
Congresswoman Amata pictured with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross
Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata welcomed the announcement by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross that the Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $4.4 million grant to American Samoa to support commercial fishing workforce development and economic...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A father of five convicted of unlawful possession of illegal drugs was released from the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) last week for 90 days to seek and secure gainful employment. If Alema Siaosi is unable to secure gainful employment, the court ordered him to...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The driver of a vehicle pulled over by police two weeks ago for a traffic violation was arrested and charged for violating local drug laws. The government alleges that on Nov. 13th, 2020 about 10:21p.m, two police officers patrolling the Iliili public highway pulled over...
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Washington, D.C. — Operation Warp Speed is finalizing plans with the most critical component in its vaccine delivery strategy – the 64 jurisdictions and five federal agencies that ultimately decide the destination of COVID-19 vaccines. “Jurisdictions are empowered to direct where vaccines will go...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man with an outstanding arrest warrant for stealing and traffic fines is in custody after he was arrested outside of the courthouse last month. When asked by investigators about his alleged involvement in a burglary case in Petesa last year, Anesi Tifaga told police...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — It was a day of “Thanksgiving” on Tuesday, when LBJ Medical Center held a ceremony to celebrate the 100th successful total knee replacement surgery — a surgery that has been available at the hospital since late last year, led by Elder Dr. John Edwards, who has been...

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