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A US citizen, who is sought by Tongan authorities for murder, has been handed over to the US Marshals Service, while his case with the District Court of American Samoa has been dismissed. Fifty-three year old Dean J. Fletcher, who is from Florida, is charged in the local court with one misdemeanor...
A look at some of the members of the American Samoa delegation as they joined hands and sang “Lota Nu’u”, during the closing ceremony at last Friday’s 7th Bilateral Health Summit of the two Samoas at Gov. H. Rex Lee Auditorium.  [photo: AF]
Samoan cultural practices causing mental health issues and “maternal depression” for Samoan mothers were among questions raised by participants of the 7th Bilateral Health Summit following presentations by physicians from Samoa and American Samoa on mental illness in the two Samoas. The...
Washington, D.C. — Newly reelected Congresswoman Aumua Amata today issued a statement commending her friend Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard's meeting with President-elect Donald Trump. "We in American Samoa were not surprised that my friend, colleague and fellow Samoan Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) would take...
US based StarKist Co., has confirmed that its StarKist Samoa cannery’s annual shutdown at the end of the year will be for three weeks, instead of the usual two weeks, as the territory’s largest private employer continues to “experience volatility” at its Atu’u-based plant. Local industry officials...
American Samoa Power Authority is “aghast at the dismissive” nature of the US Army Corps of Engineer’s letter in which the federal agency has closed, without taking any further action on the “Aua Fuel Pipeline” project, says ASPA Executive Director Utu Abe Malae. ASPA has serious concerns with...
A police investigation continues into the death of a 25-year-old man who died last Friday afternoon after he was allegedly hit on the main road in Pago Pago by a container trailer truck, which was heading to the East side from the town area, according to local authorities. The man, whose identify...
19-YEAR-OLD JAILED FOR SEXUAL ABUSE A 19-year-old young man accused of having sexual acts with a 14-year-old girl has been sentenced to 20 months imprisonment, which is one of the conditions of his five-year probation. The High Court has also ordered that the defendant is not to be released from...
ASG Health director Motusa Tuileama Nua posed for a Samoa News photo at last Friday’s closing of the three-day Bilateral Health Summit at the Gov. Rex Lee Auditorium.  [photo: AF]
At the conclusion last Friday of the three-day 7th Bilateral Health Summit of the two Samoas, delegates from American Samoa and Samoa agreed that the summit will be held every two years and a steering committee has been appointed to continue health meetings for the two Samoas. This year’s summit...
Ituau County has selected former faipule Levu F. Solaita and re-selected Sen. Alo Fa’auuga to take up the county’s two senatorial seats when the new 35th Legislature is sworn in to office in January next year. Levu takes up the senatorial seat that was occupied by Sen. Soliai Tuipine Fuimaono for...
Congresswoman Amata and VP-Elect Pence at the briefing Wednesday morning in the Capitol.  [courtesy photo]
Washington, DC  — Congresswoman Aumua Amata, and her fellow House Republican Colleagues were in the Capitol building early Thursday morning to receive a transition briefing from Vice President–Elect Pence. The VP-Elect was very gracious and humble in his message to House Republicans, and assured...

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