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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young man from Vaitogi was arrested last week on the allegation he disturbed the private peace inside his family while intoxicated. Parataiso Grey Poutasi made his initial appearance in court last week. He is charged with private peace disturbance (PPD) and underage...
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SACRAMENTO, Calif.— The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to American Samoa small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza announced on Saturday...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In what has seem to be a common occurrence in recent weeks — people being released on their own recognizance or placed on probation one day, and arrested the next day or a few days later — Judge Elvis P. Patea is sending a clear message: follow the court's orders or go...
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Pago Pago, AAMERICAN SAMOA — The wrongful death lawsuit brought on by surviving members of a fisherman who died when he fell overboard a US fishing vessel docked in Pago Pago and drowned, is far from over in the federal courts. Last month, US District Court, Philip S. Gutierrez of the federal court...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — An elderly woman from Pago Pago has being charged with one count of tampering with a witness, a class D felony, punishable by imprisonment of up to 5 years, and a fine up to $5,000, or both. Mao Uele, who is out on a $5,000 surety bond made her initial appearance before...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “Sexual harassment is not a news issue. There are other important issues you should go investigate and write stories about.” This was the response from Police Commissioner Le’i Sonny Thompson when Samoa News asked him about an alleged sexual harassment case involving a...