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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...
A 28-year old man accused by the government of forcibly entering a home in Fagasa with the intent to have sexual contact with a 16-year old female inside her bedroom where she was sleeping was sentenced last Thursday by the High Court to 28 months imprisonment as part of his 7-year probation....
CINDY MAILO A woman accused by the government of helping a man escape from the territory while the man’s case was being investigated by police has been sentenced by the High Court to two years probation after a guilty plea of providing false information to authorities. Cindy Mailo was charged in...
Congressional candidate Vaitinasa Salu Hunkin-Finau says she was “very surprised with the outcome” of the race, which incumbent Congresswoman Aumua Amata won in a “landslide” victory. Aumua received an overwhelming number of votes at 8,923 or 75.4% of the total 11,834 ballots counted for the...
The three-day 7th Annual Bilateral Health Summit between health officials of American Samoa and Samoa opens tomorrow at the Gov. Rex Lee Auditorium with Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Economist Rob Grunewald, who will be the keynote speaker, talking about “Return on Investments”. At least 30...

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