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Courtroom, 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, Colorado
Denver, COLORADO — Arguments will be heard Wednesday in an ongoing birthright citizenship case being appealed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit. Lawyers for the U.S. Department of Justice will argue in the appeals court to reverse a ruling in Fitisemanu v. United States, which...
Map of the Hawaiki Cable System
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The ASG Employees Retirement Fund (ASGERF) board of trustees chairman, Va’anatiu Tofala Iafeta has raised questions with American Samoa TeleCommunications Authority board chairman, Iulogologo Joseph Pereira surrounding the sale of Hawaiki cable capacity. “It is our...
Human Resources director Mrs. Liu
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Human Resources director Mrs. J. Liu has voiced her “disappointment” towards Sen. Fonoti Tafa’ifa Autafa’s “unbecoming” conduct as a policy maker with the senator’s “libelous and derogatory” remarks against Mrs. Liu during her department’s fiscal year 2021 budget hearing...
 Territorial Bank of American Samoa (TBAS) president and chief executive officer David Muhler with photos of Makerita T. Polu in the background
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Territorial Bank of American Samoa (TBAS) president and chief executive officer David Muhler spoke to mourners at Gov. H. Rex Lee Auditorium during the funeral service for Makerita T. Polu  who passed away while serving as chief operations officer of the government-owned...
The teams (l-r] on stage: Sen. Fai’ivae Iuli Godinet, candidate for lieutenant governor and running mate candidate for governor, Senate President Gaoteote Tofau Palaie; candidate for governor; Lt. Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga candidate for governor and Talauega Eleasalo Va’alele Ale for lieutenant governor; I’aulualo Fa’afetai Talia candidate for governor and Tapaau Dr. Dan Mageo Aga as lieutenant governor; and Tapumanaia Galu Satele Jr., for lieutenant governor and candidate for governor, Nuauaolefeagaiga Saol
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The four gubernatorial teams for the Nov. 3, 2020 general election pose for a group photo after the American Samoa Bar Association (ASBA) gubernatorial forum last Thursday night at the Gov. H. Rex Lee Auditorium. The teams (l-r] on stage: Sen. Fai’ivae Iuli Godinet,...
The car involved in the accident in Utusi’a
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The driver of the vehicle that was involved in a fatal accident Sunday Sept. 13, 2020 in Utusia, denied the allegation against him when he appeared in High Court last Friday for arraignment. Manuita Sofeni, 19, appeared in District Court earlier last week. He is charged...
Hawaiian Airlines plane on HNL reef runway
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Due to the unstable heath situation in Hawaii, as well as the US mainland with continued spikes in the number of coronavirus cases, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga told cabinet members last week that he has requested Hawaiian Airlines to continue the suspension of flights...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 42-year-old farmer convicted of striking the back and shoulder of an intruder with a metal pipe after the intruder visited the defendant’s wife at their home was released from the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) last week, after the court sentenced him to time...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who is on 5 years probation for a drug conviction was arrested by police last week and charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance. Wayne “Ueni” Gasolo made his initial appearance in District Court last week. He is charged with one count of unlawful...
people gather at the Supreme Court on the morning after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  “Justice Ginsburg lived a wonderful American life story. Her career and her strength in adversity, became an inspiration, especially to so many women and girls. She was committed to her convictions, yet she was dear friends with Justices who had different strong...

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