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SARASOPA SIANINI A man accused of assaulting his father has been sentenced to serve 45 days in jail and the 22 days of pre trial confinement is counted towards the jail term. Sarasopa Sianini was initially charged with two misdemeanor counts of third degree assault and public peace disturbance...
A Polynesian Airlines plane on the runway at Pago Pago International Airport. [courtesy photo]
Twenty-four hours after the new 115th Congress took office on Jan. 3, Congresswoman Aumua Amata reintroduced federal legislation providing a longer cabotage waiver period for foreign carriers operating American Samoa’s domestic air route, while the Lolo Administration is still hoping to remove the...
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American Samoa is getting a boost of just over $1 million from the US Centers for Medicaid and Medicare (CMS) to combat the spread of the Zika virus as well as treatment services for health conditions related to Zika — there are more than 1,000 suspected cases in the territory.  In a news release...
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The Attorney General’s Office has charged two brothers in connection with an assault case that occurred last November 2016 in Utulei. Romeo and Raymond Faaloua are each held on bail of $10,000 and each are facing one count of first degree assault and one count of third degree assault. The felony...
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The cheerful and helpful atmosphere — a trademark of service in Manu’a’s Stores — has been replaced with a somber one, as staff and management mourn the loss of co-workers, friends and family members electrocuted last week Saturday at Manu’a’s Store location in the Tafuna industrial park. According...
The new Satala Power Plant, which is undergoing pre commissioning, can be converted to run on Liquefied Natural Gas, according to Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga, who also says that the cost of butane gas in American Samoa has decreased “dramatically” due to competition. Lolo made the comments in his...
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The Department of Treasury, Customs Division has written a letter to “all concerned” of the new way Customs will be computing the 5% excise tax it currently levies on all goods for sale or commercial use coming into the Territory, as of February 1, 2017. However, Samoa News has found out that...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has designated acting directors for two agencies for the second four-year term of the Lolo/Lemanu Administration. “Pending nomination and confirmation” by the Fono, the governor’s separate memos released yesterday afternoon by the Governor’s Office, designated Evelyn Lili’...
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LETALITONU ALOFAITULI The man accused of pointing a small handgun towards other men will be sentenced next month after he pled guilty to unlawful possession of an unlicensed firearm. Under the plea agreement with the government and accepted by the High Court last Friday, 49-year old Letalitonu...
American Samoans residing abroad and wanting a certified copy of their birth certificate from the Office of Vital Statistics, can order it online, through VitalChek Express Certificate Service, which touts itself as the only external processor authorized across the nation for ordering official...

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