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Instead of revoking Joeita Fa’aaliga’s probation for not complying with court orders, the High Court during the defendant’s Deposition Hearing yesterday morning added another condition to the defendant’s probated sentence that was handed down in 2013. And the added condition was, “upon release from...
Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata introduced a bill that would give U.S. Nationals from American Samoa a much more affordable and streamlined process if they choose to convert their National status to full U.S. citizenship. First and foremost, residents in American Samoa would...
The American Samoa Power Authority is offering free meter sockets to all its customers while the government has advised residents to remain in their homes if their houses are livable following last Friday’s Tropical Storm Gita, to allow space at emergency shelters for those who have lost their...
Gita Update - February 14 2018, 6pm POWER: - All Feeders (Primary lines) are energized except for areas where power poles and lines are down - Total of 8,900 out of 12,000 (74%) customers have power now - Aoa has power to most customers now - Amouli to Onenoa has power to most customers -...
LIREN ZHANG a.k.a KEVIN  District Court Judge Fiti Sunia has bound over to the High Court the case against one of the defendants in the Department of Human and Social Services (DHSS) food stamp fraud, after the defendant waived his right to a preliminary hearing (PX) yesterday morning. Liren Zhang...
Government assessment teams continue their post-storm damage assessments, but reports surfaced late yesterday that people are going to emergency shelters because they think they need to go to a shelter to qualify for Individual Assistance (IA). But the public is reminded that the IA teams — which...
More than a dozen American Red Cross disaster workers from the US are expected to arrive on island this week, to assist with the current staff on the ground, as Tutuila is in recovery mode following last Friday’s Tropical Storm Gita. But ahead of the storm, the American Samoa Red Cross American...
The US Justice Department disagrees with Paramount Chief Mauga T. Asuega’s request for Maoputasi County to get a share of what ASG is proposed to receive in a civil penalty to be paid by StarKist Co., for violating federal and local environmental laws in territorial waters. “Since the American...
This US Coast Guard photo shows USCG Cmdr. Ulysses Mullins, deputy sector commander Coast Guard Sector Honolulu; Lt. Tanner Stiehl, Marine Safety Detachment American Samoa supervisor; and Chief Warrant Officer Bryan Anderson, Coast Guard Sector Honolulu prevention, observing the diversion boom...
A 54-year-old uncle who was convicted by the High Court last month of providing drugs to his underage nephew who was a student at Tafuna High School during the time of this incident last year, was ordered by the court to depart the territory and to remain outside of its borders for the period of...

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