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Police Commissioner Le’i Sonny Thompson [SN file photo]
Police Commissioner Le’i Sonny Thompson says his department has not issued any “reimbursement” or refund to vehicle owners who paid more than what is under the law, when they renewed their vehicle registration and Attorney General Talauega Eleasalo Ale says the same,  and apologizes to the public...
StarKist Co. president and chief executive officer, Andrew Choe has applauded Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga’s support of the canneries as well as his efforts to bring attention to challenges faced by the canneries in American Samoa, which impact the local economy. However, Choe, in his letter, noted...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga [SN file photo]
Concerned with American Samoa being used as a conduit for extremists to enter the United States, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga is looking at making recommendations to the Immigration Board on additional steps to be taken in the vetting process for foreigners entering the territory. American Samoa is...
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A Senate Concurrent Resolution conveying the deepest sympathies and sincerest condolences of the Legislature and the people of American Samoa to Mrs. Wilhelmina Aigamaua as well as the Avegalio and Aigamaua families over the passing of the late former Sen. Avegalio Pesamino Aigamaua, is the first...
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The long wait for the opening of the new public pool located on the south side of Lions Park, near the Airport fence, across from ANZ Bank, is finally coming to an end. When asked for an update on the work, Rotary Club member Peter Crispin told Samoa News that the pool is expected to be completed...
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DANIEL TAUFUA A 30-year-old man, whose mother told the court her son changed after serving 3 1/2 years in the US Armed Forces, has been sentenced to jail time in connection with a handful of break-ins between December 2016 and February this year. Daniel Taufua, was sentenced last Friday in High...
A 54-year-old woman, whom federal prosecutors say is from American Samoa, was arrested Tuesday in Honolulu on charges of filing fraudulent tax returns with the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for local residents, who do not qualify to receive the federal Earned Income Tax Credit (or EITC)....
A look at the three jet skis that are being auctioned off at the Office of Property Management compound this week, as part of this quarter's ASG Public Auction. Dozens of used items like office equipment, commercial kitchen appliances, and vehicles from various government departments and agencies are being sold on an 'as is' basis during the event. Read story for full details. [photo: Blue Chen-Fruean]
It's definitely a win-win situation. If you're in the market for second-hand office equipment, kitchen appliances, heavy machinery, or even a vehicle, the Office of Property Management is conducting a Public Auction tomorrow. Items are being sold on an 'as is' basis and all the money collected will...
ASG Revenue Task Force chairman, Attorney General Elesasalo Ale. [SN file photo]
Cabinet directors and Education Department officials have been called on to talk to their lawmaker to support the administration’s proposed revenues measures and other proposed bills submitted to the Fono that will help expand ASG’s revenue base providing additional money to finance the government...
The relative locations of all U.S. National Marine Monuments.  [Photo: NOAA via Wikimedia]
Tri Marine Group has recommended that the federal government begin a rule making process to remove commercial fishing restriction for tuna in certain area of waters around the Pacific Islands Remote Marine National Monument (PIRMNM). However, there has been strong opposition from conservationists...

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