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American Samoa authorities have arrested an American man, wanted by Tongan authorities for murder, and he is being held without bail per order of the District Court, where he will appear again on Oct. 26. Fifty-three year old Dean J. Fletcher made his initial appearance yesterday in District Court...
Chairman of the Territorial Bank of American Samoa (TBAS), Utu Abe Malae in his special remarks, during the opening of the new bank on Monday, used the opportunity to correct “the math” about the bank advertised in the paper and discussed on the radio by one of the gubernatorial teams. Utu did not...
 INCREASING NUMBER OF MANU’A SENATORS Before the Fono went into a second mid session recess last Friday, the Senate approved in second reading a Senate Joint Resolution which seeks to increase the number of Manu’a senatorial seats from three to five. The joint resolution, which would require...
Criminal Justice Planning Agency director Keith Gebauer has reiterated that there isn’t any more federal funding available from the US Department of Justice to help with community and village programs, which has been helpful to local village groups, or aumaga in past years. Gebauer appeared last...
South Pacific Academy has joined the globe in raising awareness against bullying on the first Monday of October each year. This year they are wearing blue shirts, and decided to also hold a wave in front of their school yesterday morning. More than 200 students participated along with staff and...
“Today is history in the making. Not because we have dared to defy status quo, or endeavored to find banking solutions for our people, our businesses, and our economy, but more so because the leaders of our Territory have come together to find the answer to the crippling challenge affecting the...
The second category of local absentee voting, electors who will be on island but unable to go to the polling stations to cast ballots on election day, Nov. 8th, starts next week. Those qualifed electors are individuals confined to any hospital, public institution, at home because of illness or...
A federal court judge has granted final approval of a multi million dollar settlement in a lawsuit filed in February 2013 by a California resident against StarKist Co., which owns StarKist Samoa cannery in American Samoa. As previously reported by Samoa News, it was July last year that U.S....
Hawaiian Airlines’ decision to assign seats at the airport on its Pago Pago flights was the most efficient way to manage weight distribution for the Boeing 767 aircraft following a six-month survey this year that found that aircraft cabin weight was much heavier than projected, says airline...
Te fare Tahiti Nui (also known as the Maison de la Culture) hosted the first edition of their Polynesia Festival from September 12 – 17 in Papeete. The event brought together delegations from throughout the Polynesian Triangle to showcase and share their culture.   Highlights included native...

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