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Three of the four DPS officers, who were assigned to the Juvenile Detention Center, heading into the District Court last Friday morning for their initial appearance after being arrested last Thursday for alleged illegal activities at the Center. The officers are seen in this photo without handcuffs, however, they were in handcuffs during their court appearance. [photo: AF]
Four Public Safety officers assigned to Juvenile Detention Center (JDC) in Tafuna have been charged with various crimes, but specific charges and details of allegations against the officers remain under wraps, with District Court Judge Fiti A. Sunia ordering staff not to release court documents....
Port Administration, in conjunction with Treasury’s Customs Division, called a Port users meeting in a Mar. 29 letter, regarding container scanning operation which goes live today — the same time the fee of $200 per 20 feet container or over goes into effect. Port Admin deputy director Christopher King is seen here explaining during the meeting the layout of the port operation, when the scanner goes lives today, and how Port operations will be affected.  [Courtesy photo]
At a port users meeting last Friday morning, business owners and their representatives where told by Deputy Treasury for Revenue, Keith Gebauer, that not only will they pay the new $200 per container to be scanned at the main dock, but the current $60 per inspector to physically inspect contents of...
[photo: VA Pacific Islands Health Care System]
U.S President Donald J. Trump has signed into law federal legislation that names the Veterans Affairs healthcare facility in American Samoa after the late former Congressman Faleomavaega Eni Hunkin, who passed away on Feb. 22 at his home in Provo, Utah and laid to rest Mar. 10 at the Provo Cemetery...
Chamber of Commerce’s new chairman Taotasi Archie Soliai  [SN file photo]
Chamber of Commerce’s new chairman Taotasi Archie Soliai has outlined three goals and objectives of the new board during Wednesday night’s meeting of the private sector organization. The board was elected in late January this year. The meeting, sponsored by Bluesky Communications, was held at DDW...
Va’amua Henry Sesepasara, director of the Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources. [SN file photo]
The case of a foreign longline fishing vessel caught with “some shark parts” on board the vessel has been turned over to the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration law enforcement unit, says Va’amua Henry Sesepasara, director of the Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources. The case was...
Hawaiian Airlines is adding a dozen extra flights between Honolulu and Pago Pago for the busy traveled summer months, as is their norm. In addition, to the current two flights a week on Mondays and Fridays, Hawaiian has added extra Wednesday flights beginning Jun. 7 to Aug. 23, airline spokesperson...
Senate Education Committee chairman Sen. Fai’ivae Iuli A. Godinet has scheduled for next week Monday, a hearing to look at the alleged use of illegal drugs in public high schools, with several witnesses being called to provide testimony.  The witness list, which was announced Wednesday during the...
Four Department of Public Safety officers from the Juvenile Detention Center (JDC) were arrested Thursday and they all appeared Friday morning before District Court Judge Fiti A. Sunia, for their initial appearance hearing. Based on the names read in open court and on the court calender, the...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata  [SN file photo]
Washington, D.C. — At a hearing of the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations on Tuesday, Mar. 28, Congresswoman Aumua Amata called for more local input into federal environmental decision-making. “American Samoa is the jewel of the U.S. in the Pacific,” began Amata. “...
[l-r] Matt Salo, executive director of National Association of Medicaid Directors, Brian Neale, Medicaid advisor to US Secretary of Health and Human Services, Thomas E. Price, and Sandra King Young, Medicaid Director for American Samoa, after a meeting this week in Washington to discuss Medicaid issues for American Samoa and the territories. [photo: ASG]
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga, through his Medicaid Director, Sandra King-Young, this week in Washington delivered a briefing to Brian Neale, Medicaid Advisor to U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Thomas Price. Neale is expected to be appointed the new top Medicaid official for the Trump...

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