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COURT CONCERNED WITH DELAY IN SUBSTATION SHOOTING CASE The High Court is not pleased with the delay in moving forward the government’s case against four men accused of shooting at the Leone police substation in November 2014 and has directed attorneys on both sides to prepare for jury trial next...
Agriculture Department already has in place a process for compliance certification of local farms and it includes food safety compliance, as some local farmers have questioned how the government carries out the certification process in the middle of DOA’s temporary ban in the supplying of locally...
Although the fish market has reopened, the Commerce Department, in conjunction with the Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources has continued the “fresh fish open market”, where more local fishermen can sell a variety of fish species to the public on Saturdays. “The fresh fish open market gives...
“All I want was to bring Jacob home, for now I want to focus on his funeral preparations, I don’t want to know the details of the investigation conducted by the police, just yet,” said heartbroken, Leiseau Vaito’alau Laumoli. Jacobsen, 27, of Leone and Vailoa was fatally shot in Independence,...
Election Office personnel worked over the weekend and will be working early tomorrow morning preparing for the Nov. 8 general election, in which more than 1,000 votes have been cast in early voting — through local and off island absentee ballots, according to chief election officer Uiagalelei Dr....
Several parents were “shocked” when “homemade bombs” exploded near them and their vehicles following the game between Samoana High School (SHS) and Nu’uuli Vocational Technical High School, Friday night. One furious mother told Samoa News that the bottle was thrown and it missed her husband’s head...
District Court Judge Fiti A. Sunia has denied a defense motion to quash the arrest warrant issued last month for the arrest of US citizen Dean J. Fletcher, who is wanted by authorities in Tonga for the alleged murder of his wife onboard the couple’s boat in Tonga’s waters. With the court’s action...
Defendants in the Large Vessel Protect Area (LVPA) lawsuit have also asked the federal court in Honolulu for a summary judgment, saying that the plaintiff — the Territory of American Samoa, through the Governor’s Office — has not met its burden to establish standing and thus the court is without...
A son of American Samoa was fatally shot in Independence Missouri, on October 30, 2016 and it’s left the family of Angela and Leiseau Vaitoelau Laumoli of Leone and Vailoa heartbroken. Jacobsen Laumoli who was 27-years-old and lived in Kansas City, Missouri was shot and killed and to date the...
When the smoke clears on Nov. 9, two political figures of Samoan ancestry could find themselves in a position to play a central role in reshaping their respective political parties, no matter who wins or loses the presidential election. A victorious Donald Trump will not change overnight to become...

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