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A federal judge in Honolulu has ruled that an American man, wanted in Tonga for the murder of his wife, is “extraditable for each offense for which extradition was requested” and has certified the federal court’s findings to the U.S. Secretary of State, who makes the final decision on extradition....
FORMER BANK SUPERVISOR JAILED Apia, SAMOA — Former Samoa Commercial Bank (SCB) supervisor, Rosalina Metala Ioka was charged with two criminal counts of theft as a servant and false accounting to which she pleaded guilty. These charges are both felonies. According to the police summary of facts,...
“The Tui-Samoa ground breaking also signals Samoa’s intention to become a hub in the region by also announcing its partnership with Southern Cross Networks,” according to a statement released by the Samoa Submarine Cable Company. The company broke ground for the commencement of civil construction...
The federal court in Honolulu has granted the US Department of Justice’s request to extradite an American man, wanted in Tonga for the murder of his wife. Dean Jay Fletcher escaped from the custody of Tonga police in late September of last year and headed to American Samoa where he was arrested on...
TWO BOYS DROWN IN SAVAI’I ON SEPARATE OCCASIONS Apia, SAMOA —The Samoa Police are investigating the deaths of two boys who drowned in Savaii earlier this week. This was made known during the weekly press conference at the Police Station in Apia this week. According to the Police Spokesperson, Su’a...
A Bumble Bee Foods senior Vice President of Sales, Walter Scott Cameron, has agreed to fully cooperate with the US Justice Department’s investigation into the conspiracy to fix prices of packaged seafood such as canned tuna sold in the US, according to his plea agreement filed with the San...
Apia, SAMOA — Supreme Court Justice, Vui Clarence Nelson took issue with Samoa’s Police Authority who placed a 13-year-old juvenile inside the Tafaigata prison, where the boy was sexually assaulted by an inmate who was serving a 20-year jail term for raping his biological daughter. This was...
Bumble Bee Foods veteran Walter Scott Cameron will likely see a prison term of at least 10 months, pay a $25,000 fine and agree to testify in tuna price-fixing investigation, following his plea deal with prosecutors. According to the plea agreement released by the Department of Justice (DOJ),...
A man in Samoa has been charged with unlawfully entering the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa in Si'ufaga and stealing a statue of Mary. Police said the alleged offence took place last Sunday morning and parts of the statue had been damaged. A village source said the removal of Mary led to...
When the Hawai’i Legislature convened last week for its new session, the youngest lawmaker among members is a person of Samoan ancestry from American Samoa in the Hawai’i state House of Representatives, serving his first term in office. Hawai’i State Rep. Cedric Solosolo Asuega Gates represents...

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