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A 20-year old man, who is accused by the prosecution of “messing around with a child”, in connection with a sex case involving a 12-year old girl, has been sentenced by the High Court, which pointed out the seriousness of the crimes the defendant was initially charged with. “The defendant was...
Defensive Back Shalom Luani [photo from Raiders.com]
With the 221th overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft, the Oakland Raiders selected Washington State defensive back Shalom Luani. After trading out of the sixth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, the Oakland Raiders ended up with four seventh round picks. The first selection of those four was Washington...
The reported Manu’a incident from last weekend, that lit up Facebook posts, and caused concern in the territory’s communities, continues to raise questions, despite a press conference held by the Department of Homeland Security on the incident, today, at the DHS conference room. Samoa News reported...
Inter Island Airways on the ground in Tau, Manu'a. [photo: Wikipedia]
The US Department of Transportation has revoked “without prejudice” the authorization certificate for Inter Island Airways to operate “scheduled flights” after the locally based carrier has not conducted passenger service for three years. However, USDOT has yet to clarify or elaborate further on...
Proposed site for a dedicated berthing pier for cruise ships. [SN file photo]
Cabinet directors have been asked to “review your newer lists” of “shovel ready projects” for construction, as the American Samoa Government anticipates the Trump Administration’s solicitation of such projects. During a cabinet meeting last December, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga revealed that a letter...
Cast members of the ASCC 2017 theatrical production “In The Heights” rehearse the Carnaval De Barrio scene. The play, set in the Dominican-American neighborhood of Washington Heights in New York City, will take place this coming Tuesday and Wednesday, May 2 and 3, in the Gov. H. Rex Lee Auditorium. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show gets underway at 7:30. See story inside. [Photo: K. Tuiasosopo]
The Fine Arts Department at the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) will present its 2017 theatrical production “In The Heights” on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 2- 3, in the Gov. H. Rex Lee Auditorium. A musical with lyrics and music by Lin-Manuel Miranda and a book by Quiara Alegría Hudes, “In...
[l-r] Sen. Satele Galu Satele Sr., along with Tuiasina Sosene Esera, and Tuiasina Dr. Salamo Laumoli following a Western District meeting of traditional leaders Monday morning at Satele’s Guest House in Vailoatai. Read Samoan story in today’s Lali section. [photo: AF]
Although Western District titular traditional leader, Paramount Chief Satele Galu Satele Sr., who is also a senator, appointed Tualatai traditional leader Tuiasina S. Esera as the new Western District Governor, it appears the matter remains unresolved as there was a meeting held yesterday at the...
Because of a plumbing problem, the A.P Lutali Executive Office Building in Utulei was closed down yesterday morning, giving ASG employees working at the government facility an early day off. “Due to a failure in the plumbing system at the EOB, the building” was closed for the remainder of yesterday...
An owner and operator of US longline fleet, based in American Samoa, has reiterated to the federal government that closure or limitation of fishing ground access will only hurt US fishermen and fleet, with no impact on non-US fleet. The reminder to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric...
[photo: Wade Hatch]
In this photo, the American Samoa Power Authority crew on the evening of Apr. 20, is seen checking electric lines as they work to restore electricity for part of the east side of Tutuila. ASPA managing director Paul Michael Young said that it was discovered that an “underground fault” in the...

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