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[Photo by Barry Markowitz, 2/5/18, 3:20pm]
Smiling passengers before boarding Hawaiian Airlines’ Inaugural Airbus A330-200 service from Daniel K. Inouye International, Honolulu, Hawai’i yesterday afternoon, arriving last night. They each received an ula as part of the celebration for the new service. Incoming CEO Peter Ingram was also...
The local Department of Homeland Security (ASDHS) has sent a team to Hawai’i to obtain specific details that would help American Samoa come into full compliance with all provisions of the federal REAL ID Act, when it comes to locally issued driver’s licenses and identification cards. As announced...
Development Bank of American Samoa [SN file photo]
The Lands and Titles Division of the High Court has granted an injunction preventing the Development Bank of American Samoa from foreclosing and seizing a parcel of land in Ili’ili, belonging to Michael Fuiava that was used as “security interest” in a DBAS loan for Tausani Airlines, which has since...
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TITIFALAULA SIAUMAU  Chief Justice Michael Kruse has continued to 9:00 this morning, Monday, Feb. 5, 2018 the sentencing for the former Custom employee who was scheduled to be sentenced last Friday, so that the government will have time to bring to court all the evidence that police seized from...
This Samoa News file photo from June 2015, shows StarKist Co., president and chief executive officer, Andrew Choe speaking to reporters during a news conference at the StarKist Samoa main office.  [photo: SN file photo]
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga is scheduled to meet tomorrow — Tuesday — with StarKist Co., president and chief executive officer, Andrew Choe, who was to arrive last night from Honolulu and will be on island until Friday. “At this juncture, no specific agenda items have been identified for the meeting...
Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee chairman Sen. Magalei Logovi’i  [SN file photo]
Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee chairman Sen. Magalei Logovi’i has scheduled another hearing tomorrow so that senators can gain solid information on the cash dividend the American Samoa Government received from the American Samoa Hawaii Cable LLC (ASH-Cable), major shareholder and...
Chief Justice Michael Kruse [SN file photo]
The High Court is running out of patience with the government, specifically the Immigration Office, for providing “conflicting reports and information” to the court pertaining to the case of an over-stayer, who is serving a straight sentence at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF). As a...
American Samoans can use the Certificate of Identity (CI) for travel to Hawaii, along with additional identification, required by the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) — which oversees security checks points at all US airports. It is recommended by TSA that you carry additional IDs...
Le'i Sonny Thompson [SN file photo]
American Samoa's public safety commissioner, Le'i Sonny Thompson, says young unemployed people are being used in the drug trade. Le'i was speaking at a meeting on the territory's drug problem including US law enforcers and local authorities. He echoed concerns about the presence of drugs in...
Tax Office representatives Tim Mauga (3rd left) and Maryann Olo (5th left) are seen here after presenting a tax preparation training seminar for students and faculty of the ASCC Business Department, with whom they are pictured here. Having completed the seminar, ASCC Business and Accounting students will be on hand several hours a day throughout tax season to assist members of the public who need help preparing to file their taxes. (Photo: J. Kneubuhl)
As they have done for nearly 10 years now, students from the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) will provide assistance to members of the public who need help preparing to file their taxes. Students from the College’s Business Department, most of them currently enrolled in the Accounting class...

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