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A man, accused of firing a gun into the air outside a nightclub on the night of Super Bowl LII was arrested by police on Monday afternoon, and he’s being charged with weapon possession. Hapakuki Fotuaika made his initial appearance before District Court Judge Fiti Sunia yesterday with his private...
Proposed funding for American Samoa’s basic government operations and capital improvement projects (CIP) in fiscal year 2019 will be reduced from FY 2018, under the Interior Department's Office of Insular Affairs proposed FY 2019 budget submitted to Congress by the Trump Administration, according...
A breadfruit tree standing with a lot of damage to its fruit and leaves caused by Tropical Storm Gita last weekend. Concerns about food security have caused the Department of Agriculture to put two teams on the ground to do assessments about crop damages from the storm. [photo by AF]
While the main focus of Tropical Storm Gita recovery efforts are on water and power, damaged houses and lost homes — with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on the ground doing assessments — the devastation to agriculture crops could actually be one of the biggest problems Gita has...
Starkist president and chief executive officer, Andrew Choe [SN file photo]
StarKist Co. has commended the US Congress for passing federal legislation, which includes a provision reinstating the American Samoa Economic Development Tax Credit (30(A) for the 2017 tax year. The company’s president and chief executive officer, Andrew Choe, said StarKist is “especially...
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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASES IN COURT    Another domestic violence case came before District Court last week for sentencing and District Court Judge Fiti Sunia told the male defendant that he court doesn’t take these cases lightly. He told the defendant that a week doesn’t go by without these cases...
US Coast Cmdr. Ulysses Mullins, deputy sector commander, Coast Guard Sector Honolulu, along with Lt. Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga, and various officials, sing a prayer before conducting a post-storm briefing for Tropical Storm Gita at the Emergency Operations Center in American Samoa, Feb. 11, 2018. Coast Guard officials discussed the reopening of the Port of Pago Pago along with the response efforts for the grounding of the 88-foot commercial fishing vessel Chui Zai Fa No. 1 grounded about 300-yards off Leone
Specific “direct federal assistance” requests sent by Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga to US President Donald J. Trump following last Friday’s Tropical Storm Gita includes generators, medical supplies and first aid kits. And in the wake of the damage caused by the storm, all public schools will be closed...
O nisi fo'i o le aufaigaluega a le Koluse Mumu, o e na ofo mai le tautua, ua latou fa'amaumauina uma mea ua fa'aleagaina a aiga na vala'au mai mo se fesoasoani, ae maise ua latou fa'amaumauina fo'i mea na foa'i atu, mo lea lava taimi. [ata: Leua Aiono Frost]
Gita Restoration Update: 12 February 2018, 6pm POWER: - All Feeders (Primary lines) are energized 100% - Total of 7,200 out of 12,000 (60%) customers have power now - Aunuu has power to all customers - Manua has power to all customers Facilities on Generators: - Masefau Water Wells - Coconut Pt. 1...
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Twenty-two people were arrested by police since Thursday of last week and appeared in District Court yesterday morning for their initial appearances. Of the cases in court, 15 of them were in court for private peace disturbances, 3 were arrested for domestic violence, 2 were arrested for stealing...
Commerce Department director Keniseli Lafaele  [SN file photo]
Assistant Attorney General, Jedidiah Bigelow is reminding stores that it’s illegal to raise by 10% the price of certain consumer goods after the governor declares a state of emergency following a disaster. However, a provision of the law states that raising the price by 10% is not unlawful if the...

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