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TITIFALAULA SIAUMAU  Chief Justice Michael Kruse has continued to 9:00 this morning, Monday, Feb. 5, 2018 the sentencing for the former Custom employee who was scheduled to be sentenced last Friday, so that the government will have time to bring to court all the evidence that police seized from...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga is scheduled to meet tomorrow — Tuesday — with StarKist Co., president and chief executive officer, Andrew Choe, who was to arrive last night from Honolulu and will be on island until Friday. “At this juncture, no specific agenda items have been identified for the meeting...
Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee chairman Sen. Magalei Logovi’i has scheduled another hearing tomorrow so that senators can gain solid information on the cash dividend the American Samoa Government received from the American Samoa Hawaii Cable LLC (ASH-Cable), major shareholder and...
The High Court is running out of patience with the government, specifically the Immigration Office, for providing “conflicting reports and information” to the court pertaining to the case of an over-stayer, who is serving a straight sentence at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF). As a...
American Samoans can use the Certificate of Identity (CI) for travel to Hawaii, along with additional identification, required by the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) — which oversees security checks points at all US airports. It is recommended by TSA that you carry additional IDs...
American Samoa's public safety commissioner, Le'i Sonny Thompson, says young unemployed people are being used in the drug trade. Le'i was speaking at a meeting on the territory's drug problem including US law enforcers and local authorities. He echoed concerns about the presence of drugs in...
As they have done for nearly 10 years now, students from the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) will provide assistance to members of the public who need help preparing to file their taxes. Students from the College’s Business Department, most of them currently enrolled in the Accounting class...
Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata highlighted the first steps in developing a national infrastructure plan, which President Trump urged in this week’s State of the Union Address, and said she will work to bring attention to American Samoa’s needs in Congress. The draft planning...
People often look at my dog, “Golden”, and assume I brought him from off island because he is so big and healthy. He’s a Samoan dog, the best kind there is. As the territorial veterinarian, I am often asked how he stays so good looking and healthy.  Here is a list of seven things you can do to help...
The local Homeland Security Department (ASDHS) is conducting an investigation into the laser incident, which occurred the evening of Jan. 19 while a Hawaiian Airlines aircraft was heading for landing at Pago Pago International Airport. Hawaiian spokesperson, Ann Botticelli told Samoa News early...

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