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An American Samoan man, sentenced last month at the federal court in Honolulu for interfering with the flight crew of a Hawaiian Airlines flight from American Samoa to Hawai’i,  will now serve three months of home confinement following a recent arrest by Honolulu police. Aumoeualogo Agaaoa Togia...
REMOVAL OF MARY’S STATUTE IN HIGH COURT Apia, SAMOA — Tavita Sa’u is accused in connection with damaging the statue of Mary at the Congregational Christian Church in Samoa (CCCS) in Si’ufaga Falelatai. The church’s reverend Opapo Soanai says that has his church title has been stripped by elders of...
Apia, SAMOA —  A 47-year-old father has been arrested and charged in connection with the murder of his 14-year-old old son, who was struck on the neck with a machete. The father was overly intoxicated, according to Samoa’s Police Spokesperson, Su’a LeMamea Tiumalu who expressed a huge concern in...
PARKER’S MANDATORY TITLE DEFENSE WILL BE  IN AUCKLAND Apia, SAMOA — Samoa’s son, WBO Champion Joseph Parker will once again defend his title in New Zealand. According to off island media outlets, Duco Events, Parker’s co-promoter, won a purse bid for Parker’s mandatory title defense against England...
President Donald Trump is expected to issue an executive order that could affect entry to the United States of people from countries in free association with the US. The Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands and Palau are all in a Compact of Free Association with the US. The order...
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa’s very own Lufilufi Rasmussen and her husband Michael Rasmussen, owner of Misiluki Skincare Products will made her debut in Japan last week, at one of the largest gift shows in the world. A statement sent to the Samoa media says the Rasmussen-owned company will debut at the 83rd...
A 16th lawsuit has been filed alleging historical sexual abuse against the Catholic Church in Guam. The Pacific Daily News reported the latest case was filed on Wednesday by a former altar boy who alleges he was repeatedly molested by former island priest Louis Brouillard in the early 1970s. Last...
American Samoan transgenders are making a public stand against discrimination — and were part of those lobbying in Washington state’s capitol against the transgender bathroom bill and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/ Questioning discrimination bill that was introduced last week...
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,...

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