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Rep. Su’a Alexander Eli Jennings (right) with his wife, after he was selected by Swains islanders for a seventh consecutive two-year term in the local House of Representatives.  [photo: FS]
The first-unofficial results of the 2016 general election came out over the weekend when Swains islanders agreed, in the presence of Election Office officials, to once again return Rep. Su’a Alexander Eli Jennings, to the local House of Representatives. And Su’a told his constituents, who are all...
COURT CONCERNED WITH DELAY IN SUBSTATION SHOOTING CASE The High Court is not pleased with the delay in moving forward the government’s case against four men accused of shooting at the Leone police substation in November 2014 and has directed attorneys on both sides to prepare for jury trial next...
Agriculture Department already has in place a process for compliance certification of local farms and it includes food safety compliance, as some local farmers have questioned how the government carries out the certification process in the middle of DOA’s temporary ban in the supplying of locally...
A look at a variety of fish on sale last Saturday morning during the “fresh fish open market” in the parking lot of the Fagatogo Market Place, where the Commerce Department along with the Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources set up tents, tables and ice for local fishermen to sell their catches.  [photo: FS]
Although the fish market has reopened, the Commerce Department, in conjunction with the Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources has continued the “fresh fish open market”, where more local fishermen can sell a variety of fish species to the public on Saturdays. “The fresh fish open market gives...
The late Jacobsen L. Laumoli of Leone and Vailoa who was shot and killed in Kansas City on October 30, 2016.  [Courtesy Photo]
“All I want was to bring Jacob home, for now I want to focus on his funeral preparations, I don’t want to know the details of the investigation conducted by the police, just yet,” said heartbroken, Leiseau Vaito’alau Laumoli. Jacobsen, 27, of Leone and Vailoa was fatally shot in Independence,...
Chief Election Officer, Uiagalelei Dr. Lealaofi Uiagalelei (far right) along with three Election Office personnel, taking a break last Saturday from their work observing the Swains islanders meeting to select their Delegate to the local House of Representatives.  [photo: FS]
Election Office personnel worked over the weekend and will be working early tomorrow morning preparing for the Nov. 8 general election, in which more than 1,000 votes have been cast in early voting — through local and off island absentee ballots, according to chief election officer Uiagalelei Dr....
A look at the aftermath of what is described as a Molotov cocktail that exploded near Siligi Nakiso-Va’apu following the game between Samoana High School (SHS) and Nu’uuli Vocational Technical High School, Friday night.  [Courtesy Photo]
Several parents were “shocked” when “homemade bombs” exploded near them and their vehicles following the game between Samoana High School (SHS) and Nu’uuli Vocational Technical High School, Friday night. One furious mother told Samoa News that the bottle was thrown and it missed her husband’s head...
District Court Judge Fiti A. Sunia has denied a defense motion to quash the arrest warrant issued last month for the arrest of US citizen Dean J. Fletcher, who is wanted by authorities in Tonga for the alleged murder of his wife onboard the couple’s boat in Tonga’s waters. With the court’s action...
Defendants in the Large Vessel Protect Area (LVPA) lawsuit have also asked the federal court in Honolulu for a summary judgment, saying that the plaintiff — the Territory of American Samoa, through the Governor’s Office — has not met its burden to establish standing and thus the court is without...
The late Jacobsen L. Laumoli of Leone and Vailoa who was fatally shot in Independence, Missouri on October 30, 2016.  (Courtesy Photo)
A son of American Samoa was fatally shot in Independence Missouri, on October 30, 2016 and it’s left the family of Angela and Leiseau Vaitoelau Laumoli of Leone and Vailoa heartbroken. Jacobsen Laumoli who was 27-years-old and lived in Kansas City, Missouri was shot and killed and to date the...

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