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TITIFALAULA SIAUMAU An employee of the Customs Office accused of importing marijuana, with a street value of $20,000, into American Samoa, will be arraigned soon in High Court after his case was bound over from the District Court on Wednesday. Titifalaula Siaumau is charged with one count each of...
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With the recent wet weather conditions, callers have been reaching out to Samoa News, worried that the mountainside at Fatu-ma-Futi, which was recently excavated, is a catastrophe waiting to happen. The area in question is located behind the personal residence of Lt. Governor Lemanu Peleti Mauga...
WELCOME TO THE 21ST CENTURY: Police senior officer, Lomu Mosese (left), demonstrated yesterday for a motorist, the Department of Public Safety’s new “electronic citation” or e-Ticket system, in which a police officer uses a laptop to issue a traffic violation ticket to a driver and the citation is automatically transmitted to the District Court. [photo: AF]
Three developments are happening right now at the Department of Public Safety. They are the “electronic-citation”, or e-ticket, which has an issued traffic violation ticket automatically received by the District Court, the Honolulu Police Department has accepted Police Commissioner Le’i Sonny...
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A locally based longline fishing group has claimed that chairman of the Governor’s Fishery Task Force has sought out its members to agree to an amendment to the Large Vessel Prohibited Area (LVPA) in waters of American Samoa. The US National Marine Fisheries Service last year implemented a new rule...
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In this Samoa News photo taken yesterday, the Senate chamber is bare, with the furniture, including the chairs where visitors sit in the gallery removed. Walls have been stripped, as the two-story main Legislature building is prepared for demolition, making way for a new structure, which is still...
Federal District Court, Honolulu. [photo: All Hawaii News]
By holding that the Deeds of Cession require the United States to preserve American Samoan cultural fishing, the federal court created a new requirement that National Marine Fisheries Service’s fishing regulations protect “cultural fishing practices” in the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) around...
Dancing Fingers Learning Center (DFLC) will hold its first annual spring concert tonight at Calvary Temple Assembly of God church in Lepuapua (Leone).  More than fifty young musicians will be on stage to showcase their musical skills. The Center’s first concert since it re-opened and moved to the...
Seen here is the winning piece of the Congressional Art Competition 2017 by Pacific Horizon’s Ms. Nina Vergara. [Courtesy photo]
Washington, DC — Congresswoman Aumua Amata announced on Wednesday the winner of the 2017 Congressional Art Competition — Pacific Horizon’s Ms. Nina Vergara.  The competition was held on April 21, 2017 at the Sadie’s By The Sea Hotel; and the winner’s piece will be displayed in the US Capitol...
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Three traditional leaders of Ta’u County in Manu’a, who challenged the selection of Nuanuaolefeagaiga Saoluaga T. Nua to hold one of the two senatorial seats for the Manu’a District No. 1, have asked the court to reconsider its decision in dismissing the complaint. Plaintiffs — Lefiti Atiulagi Pese...
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MUKESH CHAND A 53-year-old man, whom court documents show was born in Fiji in 1963, has pled not guilty to three felony counts in connection with a sex case involving a 17-year-old victim. According to the government’s case, Mukesh Chand, who is out on a $20,000 bond, is charged with one count each...

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