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SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea has asked United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to deal with the “illegal” seizure of one of its cargo ships by the United States, state media said on Saturday. “This act of dispossession has clearly indicated that the United States is indeed a gangster...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Aukuso Faumui appeared in District Court last week where he pled guilty to public peace disturbance. With his guilty plea, Faumui admits that on April 5, 2019, he was engaged in a fight with others who were unloading fish in Satala. In return, his 2017 case was dismissed...
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Pago Pago, AMERICA SAMOA — The Department of Health (DOH) spearheaded Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD) relief screenings at local schools earlier this month. The BYU RHD Relief Team visited the territory to provide the screenings at Pava'ia'i Elementary School, on Thursday May 2nd; and Tafuna...
Former Customs Office supervisor, Sefulu Maifea
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Chief Justice Michael Kruse has continued the hearing for Sefulu Maifea’s motion for early release, to allow the him and his defense team to provide more meaningful information to support their motion. Former Customs Office supervisor Sefulu Maifea, who is serving 28...
Some of the damage in Leone village after the 2009 earthquake and tsunami.
Washington, D.C. — The 2009, magnitude-8.1 Samoa earthquake dealt a great deal of damage to the Samoan Islands: Tsunami waves as high as 14 meters (46 feet) wiped out multiple villages, claiming nearly 200 lives and severely damaging water and electrical systems. New research reveals the damage is...
StarKist Tuna can with dolphin safe labeling
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — StarKist Co., is facing a new civil lawsuit, and this time, a “class action complaint” filed at the federal court in San Francisco, alleging — among other things — that the company violated the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) and misled...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The two high school students accused of stoning a police car while cops were driving to the Leone Substation from Malaeloa in March of this year have entered into a plea agreement with the government. Susi Fiso and Jeremiah Moe, both 18, appeared in High Court this week...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — An overstayer from Samoa, convicted of unlawful possession of illegal drugs, was ordered to depart the territory, and remain outside of its borders for the duration of his 5-year probation term. Soo Savelio, who has been in custody since his arrest last year due to his...
Luiama Talei Filemoni-Tofaeono
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Pacific Horizons (PHS) continues to maintain its international academic caliber. A couple of PHS high school students have received scholarships to study abroad this summer. Luiama Talei Filemoni-Tofaeono, a 14-year-old sophomore at PHS will be heading out to England....
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The ASG Treasury Department has announced that tax refunds, which include Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC) funds will be released today, Friday, May 17th for taxpayers who filed between January 25- 29, 2019, according to a Treasury media release sent to Samoa News late...

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