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Dr. Ruth Matagi-Tofiga [SN file photo]
Following vandalism at two public schools in Leone, over the weekend, Education Department director Dr. Ruth Matagi-Tofiga is calling for village and community support to stop school vandalism, which has become “costly” to the department. “Vandalism at Leone High School and Leone Midkiff Elementary...
LOIMATA MIKA A 28-year-old man accused of breaking into the home of a woman who was asleep in her bedroom, and trying to touch her, will return to court this Friday for the continuance of his change of plea hearing. Loimata Mika was initially charged with one felony count of first-degree burglary...
The legendary Mavis Rivers, Samoa's First Lady of Jazz. [photo: New Zealand History website]
There are women trailblazers in every discipline, every medium, every art form, and every country and culture. Today has been set aside to honor the remarkable — and incredibly diverse — contributions of women throughout the world. Michelle Obama rightly noted that “There is no limit to what we, as...
Congressman Eni Faleomavaega and Congresswoman Aumua Amata in Washington, D.C. in the 1980s. Read story below for details of the measure to officially name the Department of Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic in American Samoa after the late former Congressman Faleomavaega.  [Courtesy photo]
A federal measure pending in the US Congress will officially name the Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic in American Samoa after the late former Congressman Faleomavaega Eni Hunkin, whose funeral service is set for later this week in Provo, Utah, where Gov. Lolo...
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U.S President Donald Trump has been asked to remove all marine monument fishing prohibitions and reinstate fisheries management in accordance with federal law. The request, made yesterday in a two-page letter by US Rep. Rob Bishop, chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources and American...
WOMAN CHARGED WITH ALLEGED POLICE OFFICER ASSAULT A woman who got into a serious argument with her husband and later allegedly assaulted a police officer, over the weekend, is facing three misdemeanor counts of third degree assault, public peace disturbance and resisting arrest. Court information...
Meet some of the people behind the first Career Day Expo held at Kanana Fou High School last Thursday.  [photo: BC]
Over 500 people took part in the Career Day Expo held at the Kanana Fou School gymnasium last Thursday, March 2 from 11 a.m. – 2p.m. This was the first Career Expo of its kind to be held on Kanana Fou School grounds. “Depending on the collaboration and strong partnership between the school...
With the increase in the number of local dengue fever cases, Lt. Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga, who is also acting governor, declared last Friday that a public health emergency exists in American Samoa. The Health Department director pursuant to local laws, Lemanu’s declaration states, issued the...
Acting assistant secretary for Insular Areas, Nikolao Pula [SN file photo]
During last Thursday’s prayer service for the former Congressman Faleomavaega Eni Hunkin, US Interior Department local field representative Lydia Faleafine-Nomura, on behalf of the DOI and acting assistant secretary for Insular Areas, Nikolao Pula read a message of condolences that also included...
DANNY MIKA The High Court has given defendant Danny Mika one more chance, releasing him on $5,000 bail, but failure to comply with all conditions of release, which includes being on time to all court proceedings, will result in bail being revoked and the defendant will immediately be held at the...

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