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At the conclusion of a bench trial last week, the High Court has dismissed two felony charges — manslaughter and negligent homicide — against Glen Leasiolagi, who was accused of causing injuries against another man in 2014 that caused the man’s death the next day. Leasiolagi was also charged with...
Sen. Galea’i M. Tu’ufuli has suggested that the American Samoa Student Financial Aid board, also known as the ASG Scholarship board, look at financing scholarships for students attending the American Samoa Community College to start off their college education life. Galeai first raised the...
Last week the head of South Pacific Distributors (SOPAC) Frank Shimizu flew in with his wife and sons for the grand opening of the SOPAC warehouse in Tafuna. SOPAC is a family owned business based in Guam. Shimizu, in his welcoming remarks said that each of his sons is running the company in other...
Missed in the throes of fautasi fiva and Flag Day celebrations was National Lineman Appreciation Day, established in 2014 through a resolution adopted by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Board. While most celebrated it on April 10, others waited until April 18, while for some, it...
Washington, D.C. — During a planeside ceremony unveiling a new sign for VA outpatient clinic in Tafuna, renaming it — the Faleomavaega Eni Hunkin VA Clinic — Vice President Mike Pence expressed his appreciation to Congresswoman Aumua Amata for introducing a bill for that purpose, which quickly...
Sen. Satele Galu Satele Sr appointed Tuiasina Sosene Esera of Tualatai county as the new Western District Governor, a position left vacant a few months ago following the passing of then Western District Governor Lualemaga E. Faoa, during the Western District meeting, despite several traditional...
After making amendments to the 1998 executive order, which created the American Samoa TeleCommunications Authority with the Executive Branch, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has “reconstituted” the ASTCA board of directors. In amending the 1998 executive order, the governor said that the board now...
Friday night the Society of Fafafine in American Samoa held their 34th annual Miss SOFIAS pageant at the Gov. H. Rex Lee Auditorium in Utulei. This year’s winner, Ms Eden Brown, will go on to become an ambassador of the society, promoting a culture of love, respect and organizing future charities...
An alleged incident purported to happen on Ta'u, Manu’a over the weekend has been debunked by the local Department of Homeland Security, in a “special bulletin” released on Saturday, April 22, 2017 — 5:00 a.m. The incident was posted on Facebook in the early morning hours of Saturday. The incident...
US Vice President Michael Richard "Mike" Pence arrived in American Samoa yesterday, afternoon, for a flying visit, on his way to Honolulu, Hawai’i. During his brief stop, he did not leave the airport, as announced by Congresswoman Aumua Amata in her press release. Samoa News was told  by one of the...

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