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More than WST$350,000 (€119,000/$138,000) has been generated in a fundraiser for the Samoa Rugby Union after SRU chairman, and the Pacific Island nation’s Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, declared that the sport’s governing body was “insolvent”. Tuilaepa had earlier stated that the...
You read about it or hear about it and you figure — that could never happen to you: You give birth to a healthy baby girl at the hospital, name her, take her home, nurture her, introduce her to the world, and two weeks later the hospital calls you and says that you were sent home with the wrong...
American Samoa has knocked New Zealand from the #1 spot of having the highest incidents of rheumatic heart disease in the world. In response, a team from the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) based in Portland, OR arrived Monday night and will be treating local youngsters suspected of...
A man who was found sleeping at a bus stop in Tafuna last week is facing drug charges, after police allegedly found drugs and paraphernalia in his possession, when they approached him to wake him up. Faaili Mata’u, a.k.a ‘Whistle" is charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance —...
The jury trial of a former school teacher, who was charged last year with one count of child abuse, a felony and one count of endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor — began yesterday (Nov. 7, 2017) in the High Court. The victim is an 11-year-old student at Coleman Elementary School in...
The mystery of the American Samoa Economic Development Authority (ASEDA) general revenue bonds isn't such a mystery after all. You can read the complete bond text yourself on the Internet at https://emma.msrb.org/ER913011-ER713245-ER1114700.pdf But even that doesn't answer all of the questions...
Chief Justice Michael Kruse has given the government and defense attorneys a 2-month timeframe to come up with a thoughtful plan on what the court should do to finalize Joeita Fa’aaliga’s case. Fa’aaliga appeared before the High Court last Friday for a Deposition Hearing, pursuant to an order to...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga says there are "several reasons" why he vetoed Fono approved legislation, which amends provisions of the current 5% miscellaneous tax. He further noted in his Oct. 30th letter to Fono leaders, after explaining why had vetoed the bill that “it may be necessary to adopt cost...
TERRITORY'S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CREDIT INCLUDED IN TAX BILL — Washington, D.C. – Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 - Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed news that the Chairman’s draft of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act released Thursday includes the American Samoa Economic Development Credit that she requested. “I am...
Paramount Builders has been awarded the contract for the "Pago Pago International Airport Apron Rehabilitation Phase II - Construction Project" to the tune of $9.8 million. But according to the Procurement Office, the award and subsequent execution of the contract is contingent on the submission of...

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