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Hawaiian Airlines revealed last Saturday the first of three “Moana” themed planes at its home base at Honolulu International Airport.  Pictured on the stairs are Auli‘i Cravalho, the Hawaiʻi-born actress who is the voice of Disney’s “Moana,” and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, the voice of demigod Maui, and were among the first to see the new design. [Photo: Donald Traill for Hawaiian Air]
Hawaiian Airlines has confirmed the carrier will operate three extra flights during the Christmas and New Year holidays — as per their usual during the holidays to accommodate the busy travel between Honolulu and Pago Pago. Hawaiian spokesperson Ann Botticelli told Samoa News yesterday the three...
The case of methamphetamine (“ice”), which arrived through the US Post Office in a package that had a container in it labeled amazon.com, has resulted in a man being charged with one count of of unlawful possession of a controlled substance —methamphetamine. Yuseff Carter made his initial...
A man accused of firing into the air five shots and then “threatening to kill each and every one of them [the defendant and family] who refuse to leave” family land has been charged in District Court with another court hearing set for Oct. 20. Falaniko Fiso Jr., is charged with one count of...
Pago Pago, AS — Bluesky Communications is pleased to announce the Grand Re-Opening of its newly redesigned and renovated flagship retail store located at the Laufou Shopping Center on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 (today). "The new store layout was redesigned with customers in mind,” says Country...
Toaipuapuagā Opapo-Ah Chong shows the signs of “stigmata” — the term used by members of the Christian faith to describe body marks, sores, or sensations of pain in locations corresponding to the crucifixion wounds of Jesus Christ, such as the hands, wrists, and feet. “Toa” left for Rome last week Friday with her husband and a Samoa government official — apparently to meet with Catholic Church officials at the Vatican about her stigmata. [SN file photo]
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa’s Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi along with the Catholic Church in Samoa have supported the messages written in ancient Hebrew by Toaipuapuagā Opapo-Ah Chong — and she and a delegation led by the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, La’aulialemalietoa Leautea...
The three gubernatorial teams at last Thursday evening’s gubernatorial forum hosted by the American Samoa Bar Association.  [photo: FS]
The controversial issue of whether or not to arm police officers in American Samoa, was one of the thirteen questions asked of the candidates for governor at last Thursday evening’s gubernatorial forum hosted by the American Samoa Bar Association at the Gov. H. Rex Lee Auditorium. “Should we arm...
Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga is calling on the ANZ America Samoa Bank to deny any and all requests in regards to the ASH-Cable business account with the bank. This was revealed in a letter sent to the bank last week signed by the governor, who noted the American Samoa Government that owns 33.3%...
Tri Marine International chief operations officer Joe Hamby has brought up with the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council several issues concerning the tuna industry in American Samoa, pointing to the industry as the backbone of the territory’s economy and support must happen that “...
INMATE ESCAPE STILL BEING INVESTIGATED Police Commissioner Save Liuato Tuitele has confirmed that a police investigation is on going as a result of an Asian inmate, Tao Liu, who allegedly escaped from the Territorial Correctional Facility two weekends ago. Save also told Samoa News last week that...
American Samoa will soon release the design of the new “super alia”, which the government has been working on for sometime to replace the current existing alia fleet and the price of a ready-built super alia is estimated at $200,000. For a couple of years, the government has been working on the...

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