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Of the 16 men and women taken into custody by police during the three-day Christmas holiday, none of them were charged with any serious crimes or involved in serious cases where someone was hurt or injured, what happened was the individuals had too much alcohol to drink and disturbed the peace at...
BIOLOGICAL FATHER ENTERS NOT GUILTY PLEA A father accused of sexually assaulting his biological daughter has entered a not guilty plea; and his pre trial conference in High Court is set for Feb. 24, 2017. To protect the victim, Samoa News does not identify the defendant by name. The government’s...
Good news for aspiring college students in the territory. If you are of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity as defined by the US Census, and have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted), or have earned a general equivalency diploma (GED), you are...
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Rev. Tini Filisi of the CCCAS Church Gatavai, using coconut juice for the traditional Samoan blessing following a short prayer service for one of the three traditional sailing canoes that were built by Su’a Wilson Fitiao and Malouamaua Dr. T. Tuiolosega during a ceremony last Friday afternoon at...
American Samoa Visitors Bureau and Hawaiian Airlines have agreed to work together on a travel package, which includes airfare, accommodations and car rental, to entice visitors from the US to travel to the territory. The Visitors Bureau has hinted in the past several months of possible ways it was...
American Samoa welcomed two new babies, who were born Christmas, Dec. 25 at LBJ Medical Center, as confirmed to Samoa News yesterday morning. The first to be born was baby-girl Nelva Punia Piliati, who was born at 12:07a.m Dec. 25; while baby-boy Saolupe Soe came into this world at 3:51a.m. Dec. 25...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga plans to start announcing his new cabinet director appointees on Jan. 3, 2017 - the same date on which Lolo and Lt. Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga, are sworn in for a second four-year term as governor and lieutenant governor of American Samoa, after being reelected in the Nov. 8...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has asked chief executive officers (CEOs) of ASG’s semi autonomous agencies to provide their recommendations on board members for authorities, which are governed by boards. At last Thursday’s cabinet meeting, Lolo said he and Lt. Gov. Lemanu Peleti have been asking the...
American Samoa Power Authority is looking at the new Satala Power Plant to be commissioned in March, while the Ofu renewable project, will be up between February and March of next year, according to ASPA managing director Paul Young at last Thursday’s cabinet meeting. The Satala power plant, along...
Four enumerators have been hired, after training, and are now conducting the American Samoa Visitors Bureau’s Air Visitor Survey at the Pago Pago International Airport for travelers departing on Hawaiian Airlines, Talofa Airways and Polynesian Airlines. The local first ever type of survey, is a...

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