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One of the three men arrested during raids by detectives of the DPS Vice & Narcotics Unit last Thursday is nowhere to be found. Samoa News understands that Steve Tuatoo, a former police officer, was released from the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) after the 48-hour holding period...
RAYMOND VALAAU The 38-year-old man from Tafuna accused of using a machete to assault another man has been arrested and charged with second degree assault — a felony, punishable by not more than 5 years imprisonment, and/or a fine of not more than $5,000 of both; and two misdemeanor charges —...
High demand along with reduced supply is among the reasons for the increase in price of turkey tail products sold in American Samoa last month, while the decline in the price of fresh eggs is attributed to possible over supply, says Commerce Department director Keniseli Lafaele. In the Basic Food...
FORT LEE, Va. (Nov. 16, 2017) -- Enlisting in the Army with a childhood friend or relative is a generations-old practice meant to bring familiarity and comfort to an experience fraught with stress and uncertainty. So, does signing up with more than one recruit further ease the difficulties...
Francine Iopu from ASCC Students' Association for FaaSamoa and Intersections Taiala Peer Leader met the Administration for Native Americans (ANA) Acting Commissioner Stacey Ecoffey after the Native Youth Leadership Panel. Iopu was the Pacific Region representative on the panel, held during the ANA...
Samoa News received reports this week that the longstanding shortage of nurses at the LBJ Medical Center is still not resolved and as a result, some retired nurses claim they have been asked to return to duty. A senior LBJ staffer told Samoa News that the shortage of nurses is not a new problem....
Hawaiian Airlines will be adjusting its Friday flights starting March 2018 as the Honolulu-based carrier moves to introduce to the Pago Pago route, its Airbus aircraft, which provides more seats compared to the current Boeing 767 plane used in the American Samoa market. Currently, Hawaiian operates...
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata was pleased to welcome a $17.9 million continuing grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for ongoing 2009 tsunami recovery efforts through the American Samoa Department of Public Works. “The tsunami of 2009 had a significant and long-...
Families affected by the 5-week StarKist Samoa shutdown got a sigh of relief last Saturday when close to 1700 care packages containing non-perishable food items were distributed to them — thanks to the efforts of Tapumanaia Galu Satele Jr. and everyone who donated to the "Love Thy Neighbor" program...
Drugs, weapons, and a huge amount of cash were confiscated by armed detectives of the DPS Vice & Narcotics Unit during the early morning hours last Thursday, when they executed a search warrant on two homes — one in Taputimu, the other in Alofau — and on a taxi on the main road, suspected to...

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