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Almost a year after Antonina Lilomaiava won the Miss American Samoa title, the young beauty from Aua is teaming up with her sponsor — Samoa Stationery and Books (SSAB) — and Miss American Samoa Incorporated (M.A.S.I.) to make good on one of their shared goals. That is, to promote literacy in the...
IOANE GALI A man accused of using the handle of a machete to assault his wife, causing injuries to the victim, has been sentenced to serve 20 months imprisonment after being convicted of second degree felony assault. (Samoa News usually does not publish a defendant’s name in domestic cases to...
A former senior executive of StarKist Co. has been charged by the US Justice Department through an information complaint, relating to the ongoing federal investigation into price fixing in the seafood packaged industry. And StarKist has confirmed in a statement to Samoa News that the company had...
Police Commissioner Le’i Sonny Thompson is moving to expand manpower and strengthen the Department of Public Safety’s Vice & Narcotics Tactical Unit by inviting police officers to meet with the Commissioner before the end of next week. “The expansion of our Vice & Narcotics Tactical Unit is...
Last Friday morning, Bluesky hosted a private ceremony to announce the recipients who were selected to receive funds to improve their high schools. Bluesky had put out a notice inviting students, teachers and those who were interested to better their high schools to apply for Bluesky’s High School...
The local Department of Education (ASDOE) is in the process of preparing and submitting its application for funding under the U.S. Department of Education’s Consolidated Grant to the Insular Areas for fiscal year 2017.  ASDOE director Dr. Ruth Matagi-Tofiga says the Consolidated Grant is now on a...
“A sweet Ending to a New Beginning” was the theme the Cougars and Crusaders of Faasao Marist High School graduates chose for their special day last Saturday at Fatu-O-Aiga hall, which is a part of the Catholic cathedral compound. Proud parents, relatives and close friends gathered at the hall to...
ASG Deputy Treasury for Revenue, Keith Gebauer, has outlined for port users guidelines of standards of processing, inspection of incoming cargo including imported vehicles, scanning process for vehicles and request for after-hours customs agents. In a June 1 email to local port users, he said they...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata says she can understand the disappointment Pacific Islanders feel about the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Climate Change Pact. Click here to link to statements by Pacific leaders. However, she feels that this is an opportunity to come up with a better and more effective...
Federal investigators have identified the “probable cause” of a fire aboard the commercial fishing vessel Rafaello, while it was moored at the pierside of the Satala shipyard, and estimates of the damage caused by the fire was at $2 million, according to a brief report released early this month by...

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