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MUAIGA SIATUI A 24-year old man from Samoa accused of having sexual contact with a five-year old girl, has reached a plea agreement with the government, and will be sentence Aug. 4th, after the High Court accepted the agreement early this week. Muaiga Siatui, aka, Povi, was initially charged with...
Besides moving to expand and strengthen the Vice & Narcotics Tactical Unit, Police Commissioner Le’i Sonny Thompson is doing the same for the Department of Public Safety’s motorcycle police unit, with at least two motorcycle cops very visible to the public in early morning hours or late...
FOOD STAMP PROGRAM Qualified individuals who want to receive services under the American Samoa Nutrition Assistance Program (ASNAP) — better known as the Food Stamp Program — are reminded that mass orientation will be held on the second and third Tuesday and Thursday this month (June 13, 15, 20 and...
Proud warriors who celebrated their last chapter at Tafuna High School yesterday.  [photo: EM]
It was a beautiful sunny day for a graduation in Tafuna for the mighty warriors of Tafuna High School at their school gymnasium. This year, Tafuna High had the highest number of graduates on island — 267 graduates — 55 who were part of the National Honor Society, which included 3 Valedictorians...
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Palafu Christine Sou, who was born and raised in American Samoa and Samoa, has recently signed a contract with Hawaii’s Best Model and Talent Agency. The 29-year-old has also landed a role in an upcoming Japanese feature film. In an email correspondence to Samoa News, Palafu’s mother Sauaso...
(L to R) Congresswoman Amata, Secretary of State Tillerson, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga and the First Lady Cynthia, and Lt. Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga during Tillerson’s most recent stopover in Pago Pago.  [Courtesy photo]
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata met with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson during his second stopover in Pago Pago over the past few days to discuss some of the pressing issues facing American Samoa. Also participating in the historic meeting were Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga and Lt. Gov....
Proud Lion graduates ready for a new chapter coming up.  [photo:EM]
The Home of the Mighty Lions held their 51st Commencement ceremony yesterday morning at the Leone High School gymnasium. Families and friends of well-deserved graduates gathered with pride, joy and tears to celebrate the graduates last journey in high school. Honored guests present at the ceremony...
MASI president Simeafou Imo accompanied Miss American Samoa Antonina Lilomaiava to Apia last week, seeking assistance on a project aimed at promoting literacy in the territory. The two were able to secure a donation from SSAB and a formal presentation will be made to the LBJ Hospital later this summer. [courtesy photo]
Almost a year after Antonina Lilomaiava won the Miss American Samoa title, the young beauty from Aua is teaming up with her sponsor — Samoa Stationery and Books (SSAB) — and Miss American Samoa Incorporated (M.A.S.I.) to make good on one of their shared goals. That is, to promote literacy in the...
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IOANE GALI A man accused of using the handle of a machete to assault his wife, causing injuries to the victim, has been sentenced to serve 20 months imprisonment after being convicted of second degree felony assault. (Samoa News usually does not publish a defendant’s name in domestic cases to...
A former senior executive of StarKist Co. has been charged by the US Justice Department through an information complaint, relating to the ongoing federal investigation into price fixing in the seafood packaged industry. And StarKist has confirmed in a statement to Samoa News that the company had...

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