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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...
vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics
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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HONOLULU — Scientists from throughout the Pacific will meet Nov. 30 to Dec. 1, 2020, to discuss fishery management issues and make management recommendations for fisheries in the Western Pacific Region. The meeting of the Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) of the Western Pacific Regional...
The 72-cadets of 28th Police Academy taking the Oath of Office
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Seventy-two cadets from the 28th Police Academy took the oath of office to become new police officers for the Department of Public Safety during a packed graduation ceremony at the Gov. H. Rex Lee Auditorium. Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga, his cabinet members, ASG officials...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man with two prior convictions over a decade ago is back in court again on a new allegation that he stole his girlfriend’s vehicle. When pulled over by patrol officers last month, the suspect, Matthew Tamati told officers the vehicle belonged to him not his girlfriend...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Last week, District Court sentenced Finau Valaau to 10 days behind bars, after he was convicted of public peace disturbance (PPD) while on probation. “This is how things work in this courtroom; once you violate a condition of your probation, we’re no longer talking about...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young man with two outstanding bench warrants from the High Court was arrested for allegedly trying to break into a vehicle at the LBJ parking lot last month. Silipa Lologa made his initial appearance in District Court two weeks ago where the court ordered him to be...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga was joined on Monday this week by other ASG officials and the Board of Higher Education — which governs the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) — during a groundbreaking ceremony for a new building, for the community college. In his remarks...

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