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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The case against a married man accused of sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl was filed in District Court last month. During his arrest, cops discovered drugs in his possession and in his vehicle. Fiatoa Maeli, 47, made his initial appearance last month. He is charged...
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Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata met with White House officials this past Friday to highlight American Samoa’s needs. In a meeting with White House Associate Director for Puerto Rico and other Territories Gretchen Sierra-Zorita and Special Assistant to the President and House...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Dept. of Administrative Services Office of Archives and Records Management has finally received digital copies of early ASG Vital Statistics microfilm archives. Although delayed for over a year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, work progressed and digitized microfilm...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 32-year-old man accused of assisting two males who burglarized and stole from a home on the west side, has entered into a plea agreement with the government. David Taupola was originally charged with one count of stealing, a class C felony, punishable by imprisonment...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who failed to comply with conditions of his 5-year probation has been given another chance. Probationer Felise Motu was arrested last month after he tested positive for Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), an active compound in the locally illegal drug marijuana, during his...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Health Department is seeking a grant award of more than $150,000 from the US Federal Communications Commission’s COVID-19 Telehealth Funding program for the Tafuna Family Health Center. The health center’s executive director, Elizabeth Ponausuia, submitted the funding...
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Washington, D.C. — On Monday, Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata honored American Samoa’s police and highlighting National Police Week (May 9-15): “A heartfelt thank you to all of our law enforcement officers during this National Police Week. We all look to our professional police and law enforcement...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With American Samoa’s borders remaining closed due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Congregational Christian Church in American Samoa (CCCAS) Fono Tele XXXIII — or annual conference — will be held virtually from July 11 to July 25. CCCAS Secretary General, Rev. Nafatali...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Through three separation grant applications filed with the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the LBJ Medical Center is seeking more than $300,000 under the FCC COVID-19 Telehealth Funding program to — among other things — support telehealth service with off...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A federal judge in Honolulu has ordered four Alega residents, who are suing ASG — along with current and former government officials, as well as the American Samoa TeleCommunications Authority and AST Telecom d/b/a Bluesky Communications and their current and former...

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