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Court Report


Freddie Fa’aoso Viliamu — also known as Williams — was fined in connection with stealing DOE property at Leone High School. The defendant was arrested for a PPD earlier this year and when he appeared in court, it was learned that he has outstanding arrest warrants from 2012. 

Community Briefs


The American Samoa chapter of the Red Cross received a generous donation of office equipment and supplies from Michels Corporation, the off island company that was contracted to lay the underground fiber optic cable for the Broadband Linking the American Samoa Territory (BLAST) project for ASTCA, the American Samoa Telecommunications Authority.

Shimasaki Family reunites in American Samoa for 3rd time

Nearly three decades since last family reunion

The Shimasaki family in American Samoa are in the midst of their third Family Reunion hosted on island, as their celebration kicked-off yesterday morning with a church service that was hosted by the CCCAS Church in Faga’alu, following a full day of activities scheduled for the family for day one of their three-day reunion.


ASNOC hosts first Medical Mission Sports Medicine seminar


The American Samoa National Olympic Committee (ASNOC) Medical Commission recently held their first ever Medical Commission Sports Medicine Seminar at the ASNOC training room located at the Sports Complex Veterans Memorial Stadium. The seminar was aimed at sports coaches, athletes and anyone else who deals with injuries and athletes on a daily basis.

Faiaina au basketball a ali’i i lana ulua’i ta’aloga i Papua


Na matua faiaina leaga lava le au basketball a ali’i i le la ta’aloga ma le au malosi mai Papua Niu Kini i le aso Sa na te’a nei, i ‘ai e 90-65, ao molimauina e le silia i le to’a 2,000 tagata sa maimoaina lenei ta’aloga, lea e aofia ai le afioga i le Lutena Kovana ia Lemanu Peleti Mauga a lona faletua, ma le tapuaiga a Amerika Samoa.


Agava’a Orepa Talo e tauva mo Amerika Samoa i Papua


Ua agava’a nei le tama’ita’i si’isi’i u’amea mamafa o Orepa R. Talo e tauva mo lona atunu’u, i Ta’aoga lona XV a le Pasefika o loo fa’agasolo i Papua Niu Kini i le taimi nei, ina ua talia e le Ofisa o le Amapasa a Amerika i le laumua i Sini, Ausetalia, le toe fa’afouina o lona tusi folau mo le isi 12 masina.


E $15,000 le tupe ua maea ona faatulaga e le Faamasinoga Fa’aitumalo ona faatoa mafai lea ona tatala i tua le susuga ia Mulu Maluia Jr., lea o lo’o tuuaiga e le malo i moliaga mamafa e lua o le talepe fale i le tulaga muamua ma le gaoi.
O le amataga o le vaiaso ua te’a sa tula’i ai Maluia Jr.,. i luma o le afioga i le ali’i fa’amasinoga faaitumalo ia Elvis Patea mo le uluai iloiloga o lana mataupu.

DOE athletic division prepares for new school year


In its fiscal year 2015 second quarter performance report, the Education Department says that the Athletics Division is encouraging students and reiterating the importance of education, sports and their value.

It also says that the Division has organized the sports schedule for the upcoming school year. (Samoa News understands that the schedule will be released prior to the start of the new school year 2015- 2016).

Manu Samoa fans in Auckland have a game plan

Can’t make it to Apia Park for the historical test match?

Then dress up in your Manu Samoa OR All Blacks colors and be part of the Auckland atmosphere and watch the game LIVE on the big screen.

· OTAHUHU RUGBY CLUBHOUSE: Sturges Park, Otahuhu, Auckland (enter from Nikau Road)

· WEDNESDAY 8TH JULY 2015: Doors & Bar open from 1pm (kick off at 2pm)

· RESERVE TABLES: Available $150 for a table of 5 includes light refreshment and entertainment. To book your table contact Sooalo Setu Mua (021) 0232-1489.

DOC issues reminder of law requiring business license


In a notice this week, the Commerce Department said the business community is “reminded and forewarned” that all business activities engaged with the importation, sales and distribution of companies’ products such as Herbalife; Amway, It Works Global and other business entities are required to obtain valid business licenses to conduct business in American Samoa.

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