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A 42-year-old man who was convicted by the High Court for attempted felonious restraint is ordered to serve 20 months behind bars, as part of a 5-year probation sentence. Isaia Osa was initially charged with attempted rape, first degree sexual abuse, and attempted felonious restraint — all felonies...
Director of Human and Social Services Taeaoafua Dr. Meki Solomona shortly after his confirmation hearing at the Fono. [SN file photo]
KHJ News has learned that the erroneous transfer of $200,000 occurred earlier this month to a company called Advance Solution Inc., which is a vendor of the DHSS, but apparently the account number the money was sent to, was not the same as the one ‘on record’. Treasurer Ueligitone Tonumaipe’a is...
Bags and boxes of food items were distributed Thursday to employees of the Satala can plant, Talofa Systems American Samoa Inc., thanks to the generosity of Panamex and nonprofit organization God Restores and Saves Precious People (GRASPP).  [photo courtesy] 
United Fishing Agency Ltd. is looking at American Samoa’s labor force, especially cannery workers, to recruit for its Honolulu-based operation, as the company is “sympathetic to the plights” of unemployment in the territory following the closure last December of Samoa Tuna Processors Inc. As word...
Congresswoman Amata with Mr. Pascua in Washington, D.C. for the ceremony honoring Filipino veterans. [Courtesy photo]
Washington, D.C.  — Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed and attended this week’s special ceremony and Congressional Gold Medal presentation to Filipino World War II veterans who fought under the flag of the United States. “It was special to be there in honor of these veterans and their courageous...
Uelese Petaia, actor and performing arts activist gave acting tips to youngsters of the Silipas Playhouse, as it prepares to stage “Twinderella”. Petaia can be currently seen in “1000 Ropes” — a Samoan-language drama film from the writer and director of the Orator, Tusi Tamasese. Tickets are on sale for $10 for Twinderella, set to be performed this week - on Wednesday and Thursday. Children below 10 years are free.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m. [Courtesy photo]
Film star and performing arts activist Uelese Petaia has been giving acting tips to young children of Silipas Playhouse as it prepares to stage “Twinderella, The Musical” this week — Nov. 1 & Nov. 2 (Wed. & Thurs.) at the Gov. H. Rex Lee Auditorium.  According to Poe Mageo, director of the...
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security USCIS has approved the application for a Regional Center under the Immigrant Investor Program for American Samoa. The Fairhaven Capital Advisors American Samoa Regional Center Corp., a collaborative effort between Fairhaven Capital of Washington State and...
Gov. Lolo M. Moliga, with Lt. Governor Lemanu Peleti Mauga, addressing the cabinet during a meeting last week. The governor says he is going to veto some of the revenue measures that were passed by the Fono. [photo: AF]
Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga informed his cabinet during a meeting last week that he's going to veto some of the revenue measures that were passed by the Fono, because he feels a lot of changes need to be made before they are resubmitted to the Fono next year. The relationship between the Fono and...
Attorney General, Talauega Eleasalo Ale and Police Commissioner, Le’i Sonny Thompson appeared before the House Public Safety Committee this week, to testify on the issue of arming police officers.  [photo: AF]
Police Commissioner Le’i Sonny Thompson was not in the mood when faipule started asking questions on whether local police officers who have been certified to carry weapons have received all the necessary training. Le’i and Attorney General, Talauega Eleasalo Ale were called to testify during a...
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Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed news that a veterans hearing will be scheduled sometime in the second session of the 115th Congress to examine the challenges of veterans in Pacific insular areas. Congresswoman Amata led a bipartisan letter earlier this month, joined by her...
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It's been revealed the American Samoa government has again been the victim of a hacker. In 2011 $US1.2 million dollars was transferred from an American Samoa government account to a Vietnamese Bank account. It took years to recover the money. KHJ News reports a second occurrence happened earlier...

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