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Mariana Timu-Faiai
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata is welcoming the announcement of $454,543 in federal funds for American Samoa’s criminal justice system. The funds are part of the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant funding program of the US Justice Department’s Office of Justice...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of stealing a vehicle from a home in the Tafuna area was arrested after the matter was reported to police by the owner of the vehicle, his ex-girlfriend. Mase Alaese made his initial appearance in Court last month. Alaese is charged with 1st degree burglary...
Health director Motusa Tuileama Nua
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Inter-Samoa flights will resume between Pago Pago and Apia. Thursday's flight out of Pago Pago operated as scheduled with the returning flight from Apia bringing local residents as well as workers that StarKist Samoa hired from Samoa under the territory's guest worker...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The two men convicted of receiving stolen property from a Tafuna home were sentenced last week. Ata Uli and Matthew Sopa were ordered to serve 20 months at the TCF, as a condition of their 5-year probation terms. Both men have been in custody since their arrest, each...
Group promotes covid-19 vax this past March
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —The popular Drive-Thru vaccination clinic for COVID-19 is set for today, Saturday, Sept. 25th at the Pago Pago International Airport parking lot from 7:30a.m. to 1p.m., according to Health Department officials during a DoH news conference on Tuesday. This clinic is...
Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata and Gov. Lemanu
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Government and Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata have filed their opposition to a petition by three American Samoans who are plaintiffs in the Fitsemanu v. USA citizenship federal case, for a “rehearing en banc” or the full-panel of the U.S. Tenth Circuit...
Congresswoman Amata with Congressman Joe Wilson, a senior Member of the Armed Services Committee.  [courtesy photo]
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata welcomed House passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2022. This major annual legislation authorizes Pentagon operations across the board, including priorities such as a 2.7 percent pay increase for our troops, and...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of stealing a vehicle from a home in the Tafuna area was arrested after the matter was reported to police by the owner of the vehicle, his ex-girlfriend. Mase Alaese made his initial appearance in Court last month. Alaese is charged with 1st degree burglary...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Hawaiian Airlines’ local office will open Sunday, Sept. 26th from 9:30a.m to 5p.m. to provide assistant to travelers/passengers for the Sept. 27th flight from Pago Pago to Honolulu with the Hawaii Safe Travelers program registration process, according to an airline...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 30-year-old man from Mesepa accused of having sex with a 16-year-old girl multiple times has entered into a plea agreement with the government. Tele’a Eliapo appeared in High Court last week for a Change of Plea hearing. Eliapo, who remains in custody, unable to post a...

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