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Dead fish and turtles found floating behind marketplace

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The Department of Marine Wildlife Resources (DMWR) is looking into a mystery, as yesterday afternoon, dead fish and dead turtles were seen floating in the ocean behind the Marketplace in Fagatogo.

DMWR Assistant Biologist Ailao Tualaulelei said they were made aware of the incident when someone contacted their office yesterday afternoon.



CCCAS to host Council for World Mission assembly

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The Congregational Christian Church of American Samoa (CCCAS) will host the Council for World Mission (CWM) general assembly here for the first time. Held every four years, it will kick off on June 17 and finish June 22,  says CCCAS Acting General Secretary Rev. Reupena Alo.

He said the CWM is a network of churches who participate in Christ, to mutually challenge, encourage, and equip churches to share their resources— money, people, skills and insights to carry out their missionary work.



Aua man fighting for his life after weekend assault

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A 32-year old man from Aua is fighting for his life at the LBJ hospital, receiving medical treatment at the Intensive Care Unit, after he was assaulted over the weekend.

The Criminal Investigation Division with the Department of Public Safety is conducting an investigation into this brutal assault that occurred early Sunday morning.

Commander of CID Captain Lavata’i Taase Sagappolutele said the investigation is continuing, however once the police report is complete, it will be forwarded to the Attorney General’s office for prosecution.



Op-Ed: O SE TERITORI E LĒMAOPOOPO MA E LĒO FAITAUINA: O FEA O IAI LE FINAGALO O AMERIKA SAMOA?

Ou te fa’afetaia saunoaga talu ai nei a le afioga iā Kovana Togiola Tulafono, ae tainane fo’i se finagalo fa’aali o le afioga i le Palemia o le Malo Tuto’atasi o Samoa iā Tuilaepa Sailele, e uiga i le tūlaga o le faigā mālo o lo’o iai nei Amerika Samoa. O lenei matāupu o se matāupu ma’ale’ale tele, ma ua loa tausaga o ta’oto pea i lona tulaga na sau ai mai le amataga e o’o mai nei lava. 



Court Report

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASE NOW SET FOR JURY TRIAL

The High Court has rescheduled a jury trial in the government’s case against a man accused of performing sexual acts upon his wife without her consent. The matter was heard yesterday before Associate Justice Lyle L Richmond who was accompanied on the bench by Associate Judge Mamea Sala Jr. for a change of plea.



Update: Local investigation into death of Chinese man ongoing

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The Criminal Investigation Division with the Department of Public Safety has identified the Chinese man found dead at his residence and place of business early Sunday morning, as 56-year old Zhang Qi Hui.

Commander of the CID, Captain Lavata’i Ta’ase Sagapolutele told Samoa News that an autopsy has been requested with the Attorney General’s office; and the investigation is continuing, with this matter being treated as a homicide until evidence comes up proving otherwise.



Boy Scouts to hold Roundtable this week on worldwide theme

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Boy Scout leaders and committee members in American Samoa are being called to a Roundtable meeting tomorrow, June 14 at the LDS chapel in Malaeimi. Scheduled to begin at 6 p.m., the Roundtable is being held for leadership training covering the Boy Scout theme for the month of June— “Sports”.



Aussie weightlifter denies demanding $5000 to attend Samoa meet

Austrailian weightlifting has been rocked by allegations that an athlete held his team's Olympic hopes to ransom by demanding - and receiving - $5000 cash before competing at a qualifying event.

Australian Weightlifting Federation chief Michael Keelan claimed Daniel Koum, 26, asked for the money at the Oceania Weightlifting Championships in Samoa last week.



Back to the drawing board?

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Two modifications to buses, passed as new regulations for buses by the government’s Transportation Commission in March, was that the bus driver must have a seat belt (not passengers), and that a second exit must be installed, in case of emergencies. Bus owners were given three months to come into compliance, and the DOC Transportation Commission was at the Market Place yesterday for its first inspection — and found only one business showed up for inspection — “Le Samoa Matalasi Transport”.



THE TINY ISLAND WITH A HUGE WEB PRESENCE

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