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Jury trial began Tuesday for a man accused of twice sexually abusing his girlfriend’s daughter, following a jury selection process which began Monday morning in the High Court for the case presided over by Chief Justice Michael Kruse, who is flanked on the bench by chief associate judge Mamea Sala...
For the 7th Bilateral Health Summit to be successful, Lt. Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga has called for merging, among other things, of health and legislation along with “a lot of awareness and exercise programs,” while Health Director Motusa Tuileama Nua sought collaborative efforts from all sectors of...
The Attorney General’s office has sought for the Administrative Law Judge to dismiss the appeal by former American Samoa Government Employees Retirement Fund Executive Director Luatua Filisouaiga Ta’afua of his termination by the ASGERF Board on January 13, 2016, citing lack of jurisdiction of the...
With no challenges filed, Chief Election Officer Uiagalelei Dr. Lealofi Uiagalelei has certified the results of the 2016 general election, with incumbent team of Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga and Lt. Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga re-elected for another four-year term. Additionally, incumbent Congresswoman...
A national of Samoa, who was prohibited from entering American Samoa while on probation, has been sentenced to serve nearly two years at the Territorial Correctional Facility for violating conditions of his probation. Fereti Aliva was convicted of felony burglary and sentenced by the High Court in...
The local Education Department has agreed to create a professional service providers task force, as one of the conditions cited in the ASDOE settlement agreement with the federal government to ensure that professional service providers provide students with disabilities attending public schools...
Fifty pounds of gluten free breadfruit flour from Rep. Su’a Alexander Eli Jennings local mini mill operation was sent this year to be tested at a US university and grant money from the Bank of Hawaii Foundation helped make additional improvements to Su’a’s dehydrator equipment to mill breadfruit...
Recipients of the ASG Employees Retirement Fund who were supposed to receive their monthly benefit payments via direct deposit didn’t get their money yesterday and were told by two Retirement officials that this is due to a “bank error” by Bank of Hawaii, which handles the processing and...
A teacher at Pago Pago Elementary School has been arrested and charged with several criminal charges in connection with the assault of one of his students. Tony Leatualevao is charged with first-degree assault, child abuse and endangering the welfare of a child. According to the Attorney General’s...
In a time when social disruptions are becoming a norm across the US, local kids are proving that there is still love and compassion, and it’s never too early or too late to teach someone the importance of giving. Earlier this month, representatives from the Galea’i Cancer Foundation, as well as the...

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