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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Three US nationals who filed a US citizenship lawsuit at the federal court in Salt Lake City, Utah have revealed that they had consented to the American Samoa Government and Congresswoman Aumua Amata filing a timely amicus brief — or friends of the court brief — but not...
Shown in no particular order during conference registration are: Perosi Vaofanua of Aasu (SHS), Isadora Mageo of Auma (SHS), Angelika Nair of Mesepa (THS), Amazora Taiapis of Leone (LHS), Tagiilima Ah-Foon of Leone (LHS), Serenalia Iona of Puapua (LHS), Faava Saolotoga of Pavaiai (LHS), Ridenben Tamapolu of Fogagogo (LHS),Tusisalalau Auvaa of Malaeloa (LHS),Teacher Penelope Mareko of Aua (chaperone), Faamamali Ualesi of Futiga (chaperone) and Jonathan Mageo (parent).
Dallas, TEXAS —The highlight of every year for HOSA (formerly known as Health Occupations Students of America) Future Health Professionals members is the HOSA International Leadership Conference. This year's conference is being held in Dallas, Texas, June 27- 30 at the Dallas Omni and the Kay...
ASTCA board member Andra Samoa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  Some employees of the American Samoa Tele Communications Authority, who receive their pay through direct deposit have complained to several ASTCA’s board members about the delay in receiving their pay causing “unnecessary burden on their plans, especially when it is...
ASPA Chief Financial Officer, Paul Young
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — ASPA Managing Director, Paul Young has resigned from the American Samoa Power Authority, and his resignation has been accepted, according to the Chief Executive Officer of ASPA, Utu Abe Malae. Utu told Samoa News, in response to our email requesting comments on the CFO’s...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Two juveniles were arrested last week and charged with burglary. The two were co-defendants in the case between the government and Wilson Vilivili, who was arrested by police last week and charged with 4 counts — including two counts of stealing and two counts of 2nd...
Amata with Chairman Murkowski and flight crew
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed two significant developments for American Samoa, at Amata’s request, in the Senate Interior Appropriations bill led by Chairman Lisa Murkowski of Alaska. The bill, unanimously approved with a vote of 31-0 by the Appropriations Committee,...
A look at some of the 23 graduates of Iakina Adventist Academy class of 2018 during their commencement ceremony on Sunday, June 24, at Gov. Rex Lee Auditorium.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — I lenei tausaga ua tomuli ai le fa'asologa o fa'au'uga mai Vasega 12 i le atunu'u i le fa'au'uga a le A'oga Maualuga a Iakina Adventist Academy i Iliili. Ma e to'a 23 le ‘au fa’au’u ma o le latou manulauti, "Lo Matou Tala'aga” po'o le “Our Great Legacy". Ina ua tula'i...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 29-year-old man who gave methamphetamine to juveniles has been ordered by the High Court to serve a period of detention for 20 months at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF), after he was convicted of unlawful possession of a controlled substance —...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 37-year-old man who was accused of assaulting his wife while he was extremely intoxicated told the court that he was sorry for his action. The defendant was initially charged with 3rd degree assault, public peace disturbance and endangering the welfare of a child,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 31-year-old father who was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of illegal drugs after his 1-year-old son was admitted to the LBJ Hospital for methamphetamine intoxication waived his rights to a preliminary examination (PX). Lewis Lokeni, who is not new to...

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