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Washington, D.C. — Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata released a statement on the outcome of House and Senate negotiations that produced a final major tax reform bill that reduces taxes and promotes economic growth. The bill leaves tax extenders, such as the American Samoa Economic Development...
William Ena Spitzenberg was the commencement speaker at last Friday’s American Samoa Community College Fall graduation. [photo: Leua Aiono Frost]
William Ena Spitzenberg was the commencement speaker at last Friday’s American Samoa Community College Fall graduation of 2017 at the ASCC Gymnasium. The co-valedictorian of his 1996 ASCC graduating class, Spitzenberg went on to earn a degree in civil engineering and now serves as Chief Water...
A bullet hole is seen on the right door of a DPS unit following an incident that happened on Thursday night behind the ASTCA compound at Tafuna, when a person/persons fired twice at the police unit. Luckily police officers were not inside the vehicle or close to it when the shots happened. Commissioner Le’i Sonny Thompsen says they are asking the public for help to solve this heinous crime quickly. [photo by Ausage Fausia]
Two gunshots were fired at a police unit last Thursday night at the back of the ASTCA compound in Tafuna, and the Department of Public Safety is looking at all leads while investigating this incident to make sure that the person/persons who were involved  will be arrested  and brought to justice....
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This undated photo provided by the American Samoa Power Authority shows the current Tafuna Power Plant, which was constructed in 1972 and will receive a major facelift and be hardened to withstand hurricane force winds. ASPA says in a statement that the work will focus primarily on structural...
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Acting Associate Justice Elvis P. Patea has disallowed the government’s last minute move to include on their list of witnesses a local medical expert in the jury trial of a local businessman, who is being charged for allegedly sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl. The trial is scheduled for...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga yesterday at the Gov. H. Rex Lee Auditorium before the start of the last cabinet meeting of 2017.  [photo: FS]
With the year 2017 coming to a close later this month, Gov. Lolo M. Moliga expressed appreciation on behalf of himself and Lt. Gov. Lemanu Palepoi Sialega Mauga, to cabinet members for their continued service as “public servants” to the people of American Samoa. The governor’s comments were made at...
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At yesterday’s last cabinet meeting of the year, held at the Gov. H. Rex Lee Auditorium, a name plate, along with an empty chair draped with a white ginger lei, and a Christmas decoration was seen honoring the late Department of Human and Social Service director, Taeaoafua Dr. Meki Solomona, who...
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The suspect from DPS’s latest drug case at the Pago Pago International Airport this week, made his initial appearance in the District Court yesterday morning, before Acting Associate Justice Elvis P. Patea. Ryan Anderson of the Public Defenders office is representing him, while prosecuting the case...
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In the continuing saga of the CCCAS vs. Rev. Amaama Tofaeono, the Trial Division of the High Court of American Samoa in a decision issued on Nov. 30, 2017 has granted in part and denied in part the plaintiffs’ motion to relocate the defendants — Rev. Amaama Tofaeono and his wife, in lieu of a...
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MAN ACCUSED OF ASSAULTING HIS WIFE A 34-year-old man who has been wanted by the District Court since May of last year for not appearing at many of his court hearings was arrested by police this week after he allegedly assaulted his wife in the presence of his two young daughters. The defendant...

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