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American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 41-year-old man from Samoa who was convicted for violating the drug laws of the territory was ordered to depart the territory and remain outside of its border, as a condition of his 5-year probation sentence. Vincent Viiltone, who has been in custody since his arrest...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 35-year-old man from Samoa who sexually assaulted his 35-year-old neighbor has entered into a plea agreement with the government, and he will be sentenced next month. Michael Ioane, who has a criminal record in District Court for crimes involving alcohol, was initially...
Director General of Health Leausa Dr Take Naseri
Apia, SAMOA — Samoan authorities are likely to extend the quarantine period for 160 repatriated passengers who arrived three weeks ago if a 16-year-old male on their flight continues to test positive for Covid-19. Newsline Samoa reports the young carrier, who has been in isolation at the Tupua...
Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital
Apia, SAMOA —  Samoa has registered it’s first official Covid-19 positive case since the global pandemic emerged out of Wuhan China in late 2019. The community remains covid free however, with the 16 year old in managed isolation since he arrived on a repatriation flight on the 12th of February...
Tasi and Ioana Parker with their dog
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — The family of a Kiwi woman, who recently found out she was dying of cancer, say the process of trying to get her Samoan parents an emergency allocation in a managed isolation facility has been frustrating. Tasi and Ioana Parker, New Zealand citizens who retired to Samoa...
Vials of Covid-19 vaccine
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's Ministry of Health is moving to ensure all nurses are ready to administer the Covid-19 vaccine when it arrives. The Director General of Health said they want to make sure that every registered nurse is able to administer the vaccine to allow more people to be immunised. Leausa...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man from Samoa with three different names has been ordered by the High Court to depart the territory and remain outside of its borders for the duration of his 5-year probation. Lalopau Lopa, a.k.a Lalopau Asuelu Lopa, a.k.a Lalopau Asuelu Taumanupepe appeared in Court...
Attorney General Faimealelei Alailima Utu and Acting Police Commissioner Fo’ifua Fo’ifua
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Inmates who have completed their jail sentences and are sentenced to deportation to Samoa are to depart the territory on the Lady Naomi sailing of March 4th. So says Attorney General Fainu’ulelei Ala’ilima Utu who testified at a House hearing last week, along with Acting...
Seasonal workers
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa is earning millions of dollars from its labour force on the New Zealand and Australian seasonal workers schemes. The Labour Minister Lautafi Fio Purcell announced the earnings during his reply on the Supplementary Budget 2020/2021 in Parliament. He said in the 14 years since the...
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Apia, SAMOA — Twenty three corpses are still in Samoan government mortuaries awaiting post mortems, with having been there for more than 12 months. TV1Samoa reported the numbers were confirmed by Police Commissioner, Fuiavailili Egon Keil, who said the problem was the country did not have a...

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