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After hearing oral arguments early last week, the federal court in Honolulu has “taken under submission” the US government’s motion to extradite US citizen, Dean Jay Fletcher, to Tonga, where he is wanted for allegedly beating his wife to death last July on the couple’s boat, ‘Sea Oak’. US District...
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Of the $104.45 million that the American Samoa government collected in local revenue about $71 million came from taxes, which is ASG’s largest revenue contributor, according ASG Treasury Department’s Accomplishment Report for 2013- 16, provided late last month to Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga and Lt....
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Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has appointed a task force to review revenue-generating measures for the American Samoa Government. The panel’s first meeting is scheduled for this week, as they have until later next month to provided findings and recommendations for review by the top leaders of the...
Hawaiki Cable marine survey team. (photo: hawaikicable.co.nz]
Hawaiki Submarine Cable and its main supplier, TE SubCom, say they have completed the survey of the cable’s 14,000km route and the project remains on schedule for completion in mid-2018. However plans to connect to a number of Pacific Islands are yet to be confirmed. Hawaiki’s route map shows...
The area where the deadly accident took place on Saturday morning around noontime. Yellow police tape encloses the area, with a fire truck and firefighters stationed on site as a precautionary measure. It’s unknown at this time what exactly caused the accident — only that six were injured, one fatally, while two have been released from the hospital, another two are still in ICU, and one remains in the Surgical Ward. [Photo: BT]
“The unfortunate incident has taken the life of a young man and the Department of Public Safety expresses its deepest condolences to the mourning family, but in the meantime, the Criminal Investigation Division is currently investigating the matter,” said Acting Police Commissioner Le’i Sonny...
Chief Justice Michael Kruse and Associate Judges Mamea Sala Jr and Muasau Tasina Tofili handed down a  90-day sentence for Tumuatasi Lefatia also known as “Mama” — the owner of Le Aute Bar last week Friday. Two years ago, the police raided the Le Aute Bar with 30 officers participating. As a result...
 Guam's representative to the US Congress Madeleine Bordallo [Photo: US House of Representatives]
Congressional representatives of United States territories like Guam and American Samoa have been denied the right to vote in the Committee of the Whole. The right was reinstated in 2007 but revoked in 2011 when Congress came under the control of the Republican party. House rules adopted by the...
One man is dead and three others are in a serious condition after they were electrocuted while off loading containers in American Samoa. Witnesses said a crane which was off loading containers in Tafuna struck a power line yesterday afternoon. They said the men, who were on the ground, may have...
 Suspended Director of the Public Prosecution office in Samoa, Mauga Precious Chang [photo: supplied / Autagavaia Tipi Autagavaia]
Samoa's long awaited tribunal to investigate the suspended Director of Prosecution, Mauga Precious Chang, and the assistant Director Muriel Lui has been set up. The tribunal was ordered by the Cabinet in last October after the police had filed traffic-related charges against Mauga. However Mauga...
Former director of Parks and Recreation Department, Samana Semo Ve’ave’a, has been tagged by Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga to head the local Department of Homeland Security (ASDHS) during the second four-year term of the Lolo/ Lemanu Administration. Pending “nomination and confirmation” by the Fono,...

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