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Associate Judge Suapaia Pereira (far left) administers the oath of office for the new Western District Governor, Fuamatu J.V. Fuamatu, (middle) at the Governor’s Office Conference Room yesterday morning. Holding the Bible is Fuamatu’s wife. [photo: AF]
In a general memorandum dated May 15, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga appointed Fuamatu J.V. Fuamatu, who is a traditional leader from Alataua county, as the new Western District Governor, a post left vacant since the passing early this year of the late Lualemaga Faoa. The governor’s appointment, which...
ASG’s Office of Political Status, Constitution and Federal Relations executive director Tapa’au Dr. Daniel Aga (second from left) pictured with top officials representing China, Russia, Guyana and Chile sitting on the board of the United Nation Special Committee on Decolonization, at this week’s 2017 Caribbean Regional Seminar hosted by St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Not pictured in the group photo is the chairman, Rafael Carreno of Venezuela, as he was attending this week’s emergency meeting with the UN S
The three-day 2017 Caribbean Regional Seminar by the United Nation Special Committee on Decolonization was held this week in the Caribbean nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. ASG’s Office of Political Status, Constitution and Federal Relations executive director Tapa’au Dr. Daniel Aga...
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Cases being delayed due to police investigations, police needing more training, and drug problems spreading to schools, are just some of the issues that Police Commissioner Le’i Sonny Thompson, discussed during a Samoa News interview early this week, as Le’i expressed sincere appreciation to the...
ASCC student Ms. Quendolyn Eseroma (right), seen here with her mother Mrs. Lagituaiva Agnes Eseroma, has been selected for a 10-week internship with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) this summer.  [Photo: J. Kneubuhl]
American Samoa Community College (ASCC) student Ms. Quendolyn Gaoioi Eseroma recently received the good news that she has been chosen by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to participate in a 10-week paid internship program this summer. As part of the FAA’s Minority Serving Institutions...
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A sad ending to the $300,000+ government boat, the Fo'isia bought in 2009, by former Gov. Togiola Tulafono, to serve as a passenger vessel for the Manu’a islands. Samoa News was called on Wednesday, May 7, 2017 to come out and take a photo of the vessel before it sank at the Malaloa Marina. When...
Okesene Alo [ata AF]
by Samoa News staff Following a preliminary examination hearing yesterday morning, District Court Judge Fiti Sunia found probable cause that a crime was committed and upheld three felony sex charges against Public Safety officer, Okesene Alo, who is now scheduled to be arraigned in High Court on...
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APELU SAITO LILO A 19-year old man from Samoa, accused of molesting a 12-year old girl, has reached a plea agreement with the government and will be sentenced in July this year. Apelu Saito Lilo was charged in April last year with one count each of child molesting, rape, sexual assault, sodomy,...
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The National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa (NMSAS) will be hosting the “Ta’iala ole Sami Youth Summit” tomorrow at the Tauese P.F. Sunia Ocean Center in Utulei from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. The “Ta’iala o le Sami” is a program for local public schools that are located in close proximity to Sanctuary...
Rose Atoll Marine National Monument [photo: US Fish and Wildlife Service]
One of the three local archaeologists, who conducted a an intensive survey of Rose Atoll, has shared with the US Interior Department the importance of the atoll, known as Muliava in Samoan, and the need to keep its designation as a marine monument, for “American Samoa’s future generation”. Rose...
The “poor ranking” of StarKist Co., canned tuna product “is not the fault of Samoan workers” at the American Samoa processing plant, but the company itself as well as its owner, Dongwon Industries, says John Hocevar, director of Ocean Campaign at Greenpeace USA. Last month global environmental...

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