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A look at the winning entry for the 2018 Malofie Congressional Art Competition, entitled "My Traditional Wear", submitted by Katie Godinet of Samoana High School. Amata and her staff, in partnership with the AS Dept. of Education and the SOFIAS, judged submissions earlier this month. [photo: courtesy]
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Aumua Amata announced the winners of the Malofie Congressional Art Competition. This year’s first place winner is Samoana High School’s Katie Godinet with her artwork entitled “My Traditional Wear.” The second place winner is Da In Myung of South Pacific Academy...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 55-year-old man from Leloaloa was arrested Wednesday afternoon in Nu’uuli after allegedly raping and molesting a 10-year-old girl several times. According to court documents, the man is alleged to have given the girl money each time after the alleged sexual encounters...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Four fishermen who spent hours huddling together on their capsized boat off the coast of American Samoa have been rescued. Large swells overturned the 33 foot fishing vessel at three o'clock on Wednesday morning. At daybreak, one of the men swam under the boat and...
Deputy Treasurer for Revenue, Keith Gebauer [SN file photo]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The new miscellaneous excise tax — increased from 5% to 8% — as well as changes to the way import beer is taxed, became effective Tuesday this week, after the Fono approved the bill earlier this year. In a Feb. 27th memo to freight forwarders, importers, and shipping...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of assaulting his girlfriend is facing three counts of third degree assault and one count of public peace disturbance — all misdemeanors. Besides allegedly assaulting his girlfriend, Aveia Levasa is also accused of assaulting a cousin who was trying to...
Talofa Airways plane  [RNZI]
Apia, SAMOA — A Talofa Airways plane experienced engine problems before an incident at Samoa's Faleolo International Airport earlier this week. Samoa's civil aviation authorities suspended the Apia-based airline's flights pending an investigation. Talofa Airways chief executive Toleafoa Jeffrey...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has set a new government policy where federally funded programs are to utilize American Samoa Tele Communications Authority (ASTCA) for internet and other required communication services. The new policy is outlined in the governor’s Apr. 24...
Chief Justice Michael Kruse [SN file photo]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “Drug addiction is on the rise in American Samoa and we have little resources to deal with and help people who have a drug addiction problem. The only available thing for us is to separate them from society.” This was the message from Chief Justice Michael Kruse during...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Kone Purcell and Chloe Leiato will be heading to Maryland later this year in June to compete in the National History Day showdown. Leiato placed first overall in the historical paper category, 3rd overall in the junior division; while Purcell took home first overall in...
Entrance to Pago Pago habor. [SN file photo]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Four fishermen who spent hours huddling together on their capsized boat off the coast of American Samoa have been rescued. Large swells overturned the 33 foot fishing vessel at three o'clock on Wednesday morning. At daybreak, one of the men swam under the boat and...

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