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Happier Times: Leeann and her late husband, Iosefa Elia, who died on Saturday, January 114, 2017, when he was electrocuted, while working on a construction project for his employer, Manu’a’s Store. He was the first of the three men who died from the tragic accident.  [Courtesy Photo]
“Live, love, cherish each and every moment you have with the ones you love, for you may never know what tomorrow brings and it may be their or your last days,” was the plea from Leeann Lam Yuen-Elia, who is still trying to come to terms with the passing of her husband, Iosefa “Sefa” Elia. An...
Cheyenne Lafaele a former United States Postal Service (Federal) Employee, has been criminally charged by the Attorney General’s Office with unlawful possession of controlled substance of methamphetamine, a felony that is punishable between five and 10 years in jail and or a fine between $5,000 to...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata and President Donald Trump. [courtesy photo]
US President Donald J. Trump yesterday morning signed an executive order withdrawing United States participation in the eleven-country Trans Pacific Partnership agreement, which is described by StarKist Co., as “an erosion of American Samoa's modest trade advantage” related to TPP participating...
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ALLEGED WIFE BEATER CHARGED WITH FELONY ASSAULT A man initially charged with two misdemeanor counts for allegedly beating his wife, is now facing a third count - felony second degree assault and the court has ordered the defendant not to make any contact with the wife. To protect the victim, the...
Rep. Su’a Alexander Eli Jennings (right) stirs pancake batter, while at the same time answering questions from members of the public during his demonstration last Friday at the Fagatogo Market Place where he make  gluten free breadfruit pancakes.  [photo: FS]
Gluten free flour breadfruit products including pancake premix, produced locally by Rep. Su’a Alexander Eli Jennings, were on display last Friday morning at the Fagatogo Market Place, where Su’a also held a pancake demonstration for the local farmers. “I’m here for the farmers. I wanted to share...
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Federal defendants in the Territory of American Samoa lawsuit over the reduction of the Large Vessel Protected Area in waters of the territory, contend that the Deeds of Cession impose no requirements on the federal government’s management of offshore fishery resources. And the defendants dismissed...
Meet the folks that have kept the Dial-A-Ride Program a success for the past year. The federally funded transit service has been a great help to senior citizens and the disabled of American Samoa. See story for full details.  [photo: BC]
It’s been a year since the Dial-A-Ride Program was introduced to the local community and the progress has been nothing less than successful. Last Thursday, the Dial-A-Ride Program staff celebrated the one year anniversary since the federally funded transit service was established in American Samoa...
LCPL Stein Mcentire a 20-year-old local raised in American Samoa, with his proud parents Patrick and Tupou Mcentire and his siblings Ryan and Susan.  [Courtesy photo]
The Ceremonial Marchers of Alpha Company comprises 1st and 2nd Platoons and handle hundreds of ceremonial commitments throughout the National Capital Region each year. These include Marine Corps funerals at Arlington National Cemetery, Armed Forces Wreath Ceremonies at the Tomb of the Unknown...
erday (Sunday) early morning, surrounded by his family, according to his mother, when contacted by Samoa News around 10a.m. yesterday. He is the third man to die from injuries that occurred during a tragic electrocution accident at the Tafuna industrial park on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017.  [Courtesy photo]
While the US Department of Labor has opened an investigation into the industrial park electrocution that happened two weekends ago at Manu’a’s Store located in the Tafuna Industrial Park, the tragic incident has claimed a third life — the individual, who had been in a coma in the LBJ hospital’s...
The postal employee who was busted two weeks ago after a package she tried to remove from the Post Office was found to contain marijuana and crystal methamphetamine (“ice”) has resigned. Local Postmaster Tao Suani confirmed to Samoa News yesterday that the female employee has submitted her...

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