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The Fono has approved concurrent resolutions expressing gratitude and appreciation of the government and people of American Samoa to Bank of Hawai’i chairman and chief executive officer Peter S. Ho and the bank’s parent company Bank of Hawaii Corporation. However, Sen Galeai Tu’ufuli told his...
A male inmate passed away over the weekend and there are already various unconfirmed reports as to the cause of death, but Police Commissioner Save Liuato Tuitele says they do not suspect foul play. When asked yesterday, the Police Commissioner confirmed that a male inmate passed away Sunday inside...
Privatizing ocean transportation service for the Manu’a islands was raised during a House Transportation Committee hearing where Port Administration deputy director Christopher King and ASG Shipyard Service Authority chief executive officer Moefa’auo William Emmsley were witnesses to discuss ASG...
The people of American Samoa are being credited with the successful September 10th Fishermen’s Day that saw crowds of local residents gathering at the fresh fish market stand before it opened at 6a.m. “The crowd grew bigger and there was a buzz as people shuffled to see the fresh fish from one...
In an email to Bluesky employees, leaked to Samoa News, the CEO of Amper SA (Amper), Jaime Espinosa announced the signing of “the Sale and Purchase Agreement between Amalgamated Telecom Holdings ("ATH") and the Amper Group by which
 Amper sells all its Telecom Businesses in South Pacific to "ATH"....
Concerns — and perhaps some are complaints — have surfaced in the past few months about American Samoa Power Authority executive director Utu Abe Malae “wearing too many hats” in serving the government on a handful of boards and committees. Besides being the ASPA boss, Utu is vice chairman of the...
MELVIN ETEUATI The government has charged a young man with two felony counts after he allegedly forced entry into a home in Atu’u, along with a juvenile and stole the homeowner’s belongings, including cash. Melvin Eteuati was charged last week in District Court with second-degree burglary and...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga says American Samoa has an invitation to become a member of the Pacific Islands Forum assembly and the Attorney General has been directed to prepare a briefing for submission to the US State Department on the importance that American Samoa maintain a close relationship...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga is looking at appointing a task force to assess and make recommendations as to how best to address some of the “education challenges” in the public school system faced by American Samoa. The governor made the revelation at last week’s cabinet meeting held at the...
Public Defender Douglas Fiaui told the House Judiciary Committee during a hearing held last week, the problem that he sees with local stringent drug laws, is they do not give an offender parole or probation and suggested that the Fono revisit the local statute under Title 13 Chapter 10 — titled...

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