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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The US Federal Communication Commission (FCC) has approved the acquisition of Bluesky assets in American Samoa by Fiji-based telecom Amalgamated Telecom Holdings Limited (ATH), which is now awaiting approval of the proposed transaction from the Committee of Foreign...
Toesulu Brown and Maualaivao Professor Albert Wendt with SCOPA NZ members
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — For 65 years Samoa College has produced leaders who have served, and continue to serve Samoa well and beyond including New Zealand in various capacities, covering every imaginable sphere of life.  “To celebrate the proud history of Samoa College and mark the 65th anniversary...
SOFIA’s 2nd Fa’afafine Festival participants
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With four categories up for grabs and three zones competing, the SOFIA’s 2nd Fa’afafine Festival did not disappoint. The festival was held at the Gov. H. Rex Lee Auditorium, Friday night Nov. 23, 2018. The West Zone (Teine o le Sei), Central Zone (Central Finesse) and...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Economic Development Authority (ASEDA) is expecting early this week, a rating for its proposed 2018 bond sale of around $50 million, with proceeds to fund two major projects, after a rating presentation was made early this month during a meeting in...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 24-year-old man who is on probation was sentenced by the District Court to 134 days at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF), after being convicted of resisting arrest, a class A misdemeanor. According to court records, Methodist Kuka put up a struggle when...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The man who spent 8 months in jail for touching a woman’s private parts in a sexual manner is a free man now. Viliamu Malae was released from the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) on Tuesday of last week, following his sentence by Chief Justice Michael Kruse,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — One of the defendants in the alleged rape of two 14-year-old girls is facing additional charges filed by the government this week. Nick Mataia, who was beaten by other inmates inside a cell at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) last month appeared in District...
StarKist canning plant in American Samoa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — StarKist Inc., as a defendant, is scheduled for sentencing during the middle of next year at the federal court in San Francisco, California after the company entered a guilty plea for its role in a conspiracy to fix prices of packaged seafood sold in the U.S, according...
American Samoa Legal Aid staff
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Bar Association (ABA) has commended the American Samoa Legal Aid (ASLA) for its work in helping survivors of Tropical Storm Gita, which impacted the territory in February this year. “The work of the ASLA has never been more needed and applauded,” wrote...
The four finalists in the 2018 Gagana Samoa Writing Competition
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Samoan Studies Institute (SSI) at the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) has announced the winners in the annual Gagana Samoa writing competition. Each year, the SSI opens the competition to ASCC students as a means of promoting to literacy in the Samoan...

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