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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Chief Justice Michael Kruse will not rest until the court finds out who made the decision to release a man on a $3,000 cash bond after he was charged with first-degree assault — this after District Court Judge Fiti Sunia had ordered he was to be held in custody with “no...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Lolo Administration is hopeful that StarKist Inc., sub-lease of Samoa Tuna Processors (STP) Inc. facility will boost local employment, a statement echoed by some in the private sector, looking for more economic growth, through job creation, for the territory....
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Two US based fishery companies are of the opinion that splitting the fishing days in the Effort Limit Area for Purse Seine (ELAPS) will hurt the cannery in American Samoa and it will be a challenge to the cannery’s fish supply. Through a proposed rule making, the US...
Washington, D.C. – Saturday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata was presented with a doctorate of laws by the University of Guam, and gave remarks at the commencement exercises centered on her work in the U.S. House of Representatives. “My prayer, like the Psalmist, is that God would ‘establish the work of...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The two former DPS police officers accused of sexually harassing two female cops each made their initial appearance before District Court Judge Fiti Sunia last Friday, where their attorneys announced their not guilty pleas to the single charge against them. Private...
While flags fly and politicians preach patriotism, millions of our veterans remain neglected. Here are seven examples. 20 – Twenty veterans die by suicide each day. In fact, the risk for suicide is 22 percent higher among veterans than the non-veteran population, according to the Veterans...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  Through a proposed rule making, the US National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) outlined how it will allocate the additional 100 fishing days for the US purse seiner fleet fishing in the region to help American Samoa’s economy and its tuna canneries. The NMFS is also...
Honolulu, HAWAII — Hawai‘i’s leading conservation and youth education organization Kupu is pleased to announce the selection of its first Pacific Resiliency Fellows (PRF) program cohort. Seneuefa Muliagetele and Ruby Tapuai of American Samoa will be part of an inaugural class that includes 12 other...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The US Justice Department (USDOJ) has hinted — in court filings — at the possibility of the American Samoa Government seeking to intervene as a defendant in the US citizenship lawsuit filed last month in the federal court in Salt Lake City, Utah. There have been local...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Kevin and Amy are the most popular baby names — number one on the list in 2017 for the U.S. territories — American Samoa, Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and US Virgin Islands, according to data released last week by the US Social Security...

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