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Tongan authorities will continue to pursue an American man wanted for murder despite his United States release. An Hawaii court ordered the release of Dean Jay Fletcher who is alleged to have killed his wife in Vava'u. Mr Fletcher fled Tongan authorities to American Samoa where he was arrested last...
David Vaeafe, executive director of the American Samoa Visitors Bureau, has replaced Tahiti’s Ollivier Amaru as chairman of the South Pacific Cruise Alliance and its headquarters will move from Papeete to Pago Pago. Capt. Amaru, president of the Tahiti Cruise Club which coordinates cruise...
Officials from the Medicaid State Agency, led by Lt. Governor Lemanu Peleti Mauga, recently returned from a trip to New Zealand, to assess the health care system and confirm processes for patient referral coordination to the Land of the Long White Cloud. Director of the American Samoa Medicaid...
Following a decision by the U.S. Secretary of State, the Honolulu federal court has born ordered to release “immediately” from US custody, an American citizen wanted in Tonga  for the alleged murder of his wife. As previously reported by Samoa News, Dean Jay Fletcher fled to American Samoa in his...
Her name is Clarence Rachel Recto Villanueva but to family and friends, she's just “Clare.” The petite 20-year-old, a 2015 graduate of Samoana High School, is the daughter of Filipino immigrants Ariel and Gemma Villanueva who have lived in Fagatogo for more than a decade. Currently, Clare is...
Collection of non-perishable food items for the Love Thy Neighbor efforts to assist the nearly 2,000 StarKist Samoa employees who will be without paychecks for 5 weeks was scheduled to end last Saturday but because of the overwhelming feedback, the food drive deadline has been extended to this...
Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga has approved a rise in wharf charges but vetoed hiking the excise tax. They're among revenue bills sent to the fono for approval in the last session. The governor signed into law bills increasing wharf and dock charges and establishing a one percent alternative minimum...
FIALUPE LUTU OFFICIAL WINNER OF SPECIAL ELECTION — Chief election officer, Uiagalelei Dr. Lealofi Uiagalelei has declared candidate, Fialupe Felila Fiaui Lutu as the “official winner” of the Oct. 24th Special Election for  House of Representatives District #5, Sua #1 — comprising Fagaitua, Amaua,...
The total FY 2018 budget for the Office of Public Information (KVZK-TV) is $1,901,500 of which $1,263,00 is local, while $638,500 is under the CBP grant. Samoa News obtained a copy of the final budget for the Office of Public Information after many in the public, as well as the Attorney General...
American Samoa Power Authority CEO, Utu Abe Malae told government leaders during a cabinet meeting last week, that he doesn’t want American Samoa to face the same financial problems Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands are facing right now. And to make sure the territory doesn't duplicate those...

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