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TAO LIU The High Court has continued to Jan. 6, 2017 the status hearing on the government's case against Tao Liu, and hopefully at that time, both sides will have reached and signed a plea agreement. During a hearing this week, Liu’s attorney, assistant public defender Michael White informed the...
ducation Department deputy director Faauifono Vaitautolu, giving out gift baskets to senior citizens at yesterday’s Senior Citizens Christmas Program 2016, held at the Pago Pago Youth Center. The event is an annual celebration hosted by the Lolo Administration.   [photo: AF]
SENIOR CITIZENS CHRISTMAS PROGRAM 2016 The Lolo Administration’s annual Senior Citizens Christmas Program for this year, kicked off yesterday morning at the Pago Pago Youth Center, where it was packed with the territory’s elders, who were praised by Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga for their service to...
Seen here, American Samoa songstress Jonitta Fruean shares the mic with an up and coming young Filipino band, Cuerdo. Speaking of the experience, Jonitta said, "We were truly honored to have participated in the Samoana Jazz Fest. It's not often we musicians get these opportunities to relieve our hunger for melodical tones and beautiful rhythms here on our Islands. This was definitely a treat."   [courtesy photo]
When you hear the words “Jazz Festival”, it’s a good bet that remote islands, tropical breezes and palm trees don’t immediately come to mind. But the Samoana Jazz Festival held this year in the South Pacific for its third annual run— during two weekends and within two island-countries — is starting...
StarKist Co. is calling for the establishment of an American Samoa “sustainable wage rate”, which factors in the globally competitive industry, as the territory’s canneries continue to face stiff competition from other countries, with low wages. The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania based company, which...
2017 Grammy Nominee J Boog. (Facebook image)
A singer with American Samoan roots has stunned reggae regulars and followers by surprisingly earning a 2017 Grammy nomination in the reggae category for 2016. Here are ten things you should know about this 59th Grammy nominee: 1: He is J Boog While J Boog is not a name that may be familiar to...
The Board of Higher Education has announced its selection of Dr. Rosevonne Makaiwi Pato (center) as the new President of ASCC. Dr. Pato is seen here with her colleague Dr. Mikaele Etuatle (right), ASCC Vice President of Administration and Finance, and Monsignor Viane Etuale of the Board of Higher Education.  [Courtesy photo]
On Friday, December 2, Board of Higher Education Chairman Rev. Dr. Leanavaotaua Sekuini Seva'aetasi addressed an internal memo to the administration, faculty staff of the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) to inform them that Dr. Rosevonne Makaiwi Pato has been chosen by the Board as the...
“Antonina has made all of American Samoa proud, because it’s been a long time since we (American Samoa) have had such a high placing in the (Miss Pacific Islands) pageant, for the longest time and it’s something to be proud of,” said Meafou Imo, President of Miss American Samoa Inc.  [photo: JL]
Apia, SAMOA — “Antonina has made all of American Samoa proud, because it’s been a long time since we (American Samoa) have had such a high placing in the (Miss Pacific Islands) pageant, for the longest time and its something to be proud of,” said Meafou Imo, President of Miss American Samoa Inc....
American Samoa’s two separate Deeds of Cession with the United States are the focus of a federal court hearing next month in the Territory of American Samoa’s lawsuit against several federal officials over the reduction of the Large Vessel Prohibited Area in waters of the territory. American Samoa...
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata, issued the following statement on Wednesday to observe the 75th Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, HI by Imperial Japan on December 7, 1941. “Today marks 75 years since that most infamous day when Japanese bombers viciously attacked the United...
Additional police units and officers as well as a fire truck were called to the Territorial Correctional Facility over the weekend to prevent a fight among inmates inside the jail compound from escalating any further and to keep the facility safe, according to documents filed by the government in...

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