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The 22-year-old customs agent that was convicted of importing a controlled substance, to wit; marijuana into the territory in March of last year was ordered to serve an imprisonment term of 20 months at the Territorial Correctional Facility and pay a fine of $5,000. During Titifalaula Siaumau’s...
The more than $1 million that the American Samoa Government received as dividends plus corporate tax payments in connection with the American Samoa Hawaii Cable (ASH-Cable) LLC have been deposited in an ASG “reserve account” at the Territorial Bank of American Samoa (TBAS). This according to ASG...
The jury trial of a businessman who is charged with attempted sexually assault of a 13-year-old school boy over two years ago began yesterday in the High Court. The government charged Salene Singh with 4 criminal courts; attempted sodomy, attempted sexual assault, attempted sexual abuse in the...
While a drug defendant was sentenced to probation and ordered to leave the territory after serving only 6 months of his 5-year sentence, Chief Justice Michael Kruse also ordered the government’s attorney in the case to bring all the contraband and the paraphernalia that police seized from the...
JANE VASA  One of the three defendants in the alleged fraud case at the Department of Human & Human Social Services (DHSS) is out on a $10,000 surety bond. Jane Vasa was not in custody when she appeared in District Court for her preliminary hearing (PX) last Friday morning. She was accompanied...
(Left to right) The newly elected Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors: John Wasko, Ella Gurr, Paul Michael Young, Kalena Strachan, Tom Drabble, Lee Stewart, and Genevieve Gregg. The annual election took place this week, Wednesday late afternoon, at Sadie’s by the Sea during a CoC general meeting...
This screen shot of the ASG Department of Legal Affairs website, shows the webpage, that provides an online link with information for visitors to American Samoa. For example, one of the web-links provides the application and payment process for foreigners from 38 countries that qualify under the...
Smiling passengers before boarding Hawaiian Airlines’ Inaugural Airbus A330-200 service from Daniel K. Inouye International, Honolulu, Hawai’i yesterday afternoon, arriving last night. They each received an ula as part of the celebration for the new service. Incoming CEO Peter Ingram was also...
The local Department of Homeland Security (ASDHS) has sent a team to Hawai’i to obtain specific details that would help American Samoa come into full compliance with all provisions of the federal REAL ID Act, when it comes to locally issued driver’s licenses and identification cards. As announced...
The Lands and Titles Division of the High Court has granted an injunction preventing the Development Bank of American Samoa from foreclosing and seizing a parcel of land in Ili’ili, belonging to Michael Fuiava that was used as “security interest” in a DBAS loan for Tausani Airlines, which has since...

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