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In this Nov. 2010 Samoa News file photo, Tri Marine Managing Director, Joe Hanby, Luen Thai President & COO, Sam H.T. Chou, STP Chief Executive, Ian Boatwood, STP Facility Manager, Craig Double, and Luen Thai Special Projects Executive, Joe Murphy, discuss the rehabilitation of the old SamPac Chicken of the Sea Cannery now Samoa Tuna Processors, on the busy STP dock. Now STP will close indecently in Dec.  Read  story on left. [Photo: Barry Markowitz]
Tri Marine, owner of American Samoa based, Samoa Tuna Processors (STP), has announced today that canning operations will be indefinitely suspended effective December 11, 2016. Renato Curto, CEO of the entire Tri Marine Group said, “This is an incredibly difficult decision and one we make with a...
Over 17,000 electors are now on the voter registration roll for the November 8th general election, when voters go to the poll for the gubernatorial, congressional and the local House of Representatives races. Voter registration closed at 4:30p.m. Oct. 11 (Tuesday) but around 3p.m. that day,...
A man from Samoa who has pled guilty to the felony crime of sodomy has been sentenced to serve 12 months imprisonment and upon release from the Territorial Correctional Facility is to depart American Samoa as soon as possible. Mata’igaga Simona was initially charged with two felony counts of first...
SOLOMONA TEOFILO A man accused by the government of assaulting his sister-in-law by hitting her in the face, putting a small knife to her throat and threatening her with a hammer is now charged with felony second-degree assault. The charges against 55-year old Solomona Teofilo occurred recently...
Plaintiffs in a federal voting rights lawsuit have asked for a summary judgment in their favor because of an absentee voting law in the state of Illinois, where that state’s former residents, who are US citizens, are allowed to vote in federal elections — while residing in American Samoa — but not...
Attending the forum, which was less than an hour long, were incumbent Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen and challengers Meleagi Suitonu-Chapman, Paepaetele Mapu S. Jamais, Vaitinasa Salu Hunkin-Finau and Tim Jones. The Student Government Association (SGA) at the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) hosted the forum at their gymnasium.  [Photo: JL]
Candidates platforms, the citizenship issue, veto override and the importance of the youth and the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) in the community were among the issues discussed during the forum hosted by the Student Government Association (SGA) at the American Samoa Community College (...
As of Oct. 1 the American Samoa Economic Development Authority (ASEDA) has expended just over $45 million in proceeds earned from the sale of three bonds, according to a new ASEDA status update bond report, which shows that the largest allocation from bonds is for the government owned Territorial...
District Court Judge Fiti A. Sunia has ordered a police officer working at the Territorial Correctional Facility to ensure the same treatment is given to all inmates at TCF, including Dean J. Fletcher, who is wanted by authorities in Tonga on an alleged murder charge. The issue arose from a request...
A look at the new multi-million-dollar ASPA power plant which is expected to be up and running by early next year.  [photo: Blue Chen-Fruean]
The American Samoa Power Authority (ASPA) is in the midst of completing several multi-million-dollar projects that will benefit the residents of Tutuila and the Manu’a island group. ASPA Executive Director Utu Abe Malae reports the construction of the new power plant in Satala is about 90% complete...
Candidates for governor and lt. governor, Faoa Aitofele Sunia & Larry Sanitoa used the opportunity to make it crystal clear that the previous administration was not the “Faoa Administration” and that Sanitoa does have bills passed in the Fono during the Chamber of Commerce forum, which was...

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