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THOMAS SIAUMAU  A man charged with shooting at a police vehicle three weeks ago has entered not guilty pleas to the nine charges against him. Thomas Siaumau, appeared in High Court last Friday morning for his arraignment where his attorney, Public Defender Douglas Fiaui entered “not guilty pleas...
American Samoa government officials were caught by surprise that the territory was included in the European Union’s list of “non-cooperative tax jurisdictions” – or commonly known as tax havens. Besides American Samoa, the territory of Guam was also included in the list of 17 countries and...
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed an important decision by the Justice Department adding the American Samoa Government to the agreement between StarKist and federal agencies. This action, in response to inquiries by Congresswoman Amata and Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga,...
All of them are male. The owners of Pacific Independent Distributors, Inc. Fritz and Helen Gaisoa, in partnership with Kimberly-Clark®, for the second year in a row donated Kimberly-Clark® products gift packs for the First Baby of the Year and New Year babies. As the sole distributors of the...
The top three crimes committed in the territory during fiscal year 2016 — Oct. 1, 2015 to Sept. 30, 2016 — are burglary, larceny and assault, according to law enforcement statistics included in the American Samoa Statistical Yearbook 2016, which was officially released late last week by the...
A petition is to be presented to the US Secretary of Defence in a bid to reinstate military airlift command flights to American Samoa. The woman behind it the campaign, a military dependent and former congressional candidate Meleagi Chapman, says she hopes to gain 5,000 signatures. She said...
US Treasurer Steven T. Mnuchin has objected to the European Union including American Samoa and Guam in its “non-cooperative tax jurisdictions” blacklist, with a recommendation to remove the two territories from the list, which names entities considered as tax havens. The Council of the EU released...
In 2017 the Twitter handle #MeToo went viral and ASG prosecuted more and more sex abuse cases, but unlike the U.S. — the economic outlook in the territories, and most especially American Samoa — is not rosy. Starkist — the largest private employer in the territory is still suffering from fish...
An American Samoan woman accused of filing false tax returns with the US Internal Revenue Service for local residents is required to surrender her passport to the American Samoa Attorney General’s Office upon arrival in Pago Pago for her 30-day holiday visit with family in the territory, according...
Church services and parties top the list of activities when American Samoa welcomes in 2018 at the stroke of 12 midnight Sunday night, the last in the U.S. “family” to do so. Guam will be the first U.S. possession to welcome in the New Year. “...may the New Year bring our territory prosperity and...

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