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Mageo family land in Pago
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Sa’o of the Mageo family, Rev. Mageo Patolo Mageo has came forward to clear the air regarding the issue of building a new prison on the Mageo communal land in Pago Pago on the mountain top area called Autapini/ Happy Valley. Mageo has indicated that he was very...
First Lady, Ella Perefoti Mauga (fourth from left) with Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga (fifth from left) and Elder K. Brett Nattress (sixth from left)
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The official ground breaking ceremony for the construction of the “Pago Pago, American Samoa Temple” for   on Ottoville Road that was held last Saturday comes at a time when the Church’s membership has grown to more than 16,000 in the territory. And its roots began in...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A woman accused of strangling her girlfriend to death and leaving her body inside their apartment in Pago Pago for six hours before reporting the incident to authorities is now in custody after she was arrested by police last week. When questioned by investigators, the...
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Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's National Emergency Operations Committee has approved flights from Samoa to American Samoa starting today. However the flights will only bring travellers from Samoa to the territory, and return to Samoa empty. This is until the Covid 19 strain for the three confirmed...
Cong. Uifaatali Amata
Washington, D.C. —  Friday, Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata welcomed official notice of three grants through the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for American Samoa’s airports from appropriations by Congress in COVID economic relief that combine for $...
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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...
Michael Castaneda, deceased captain of a US fishing vessel.
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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