Ads by Google Ads by Google

Local News

POSSESSION OF DRUGS CASE NOW IN HIGH COURT The government’s case against two men charged with drug possession is now with the High Court and their next court appearance is next month. Defendants Wayne ‘Ueni’ Gasolo and Ioane Sakopo, aka Inky, were arrested last month at a vacant house which was...
Hawaiian Airlines’ new policy, which does not pre-assign seats on its Pago Pago flights applies to all passengers and “is not discriminatory”, according to the US Transportation Department’s response to one of the two local businessmen who filed separate complaints last week about the new policy....

Kava bowls on displace at the new Territorial Administration on Aging store at the TAOA compound in Pago Pago that was officially dedicated and opened Monday. [photo: AF]
The Territorial Administration on Aging has opened a shop at its compound in Pago Pago selling handicrafts made by senior citizens and have also hired just over 20 senior citizens to work part time under a federally funded program. The two events for TAOA were launched Monday morning. During the...
Some faipule are hopeful that the Criminal Justice Planning Agency (CJPA) will be able to provide some sort of federal funding to help with the lack of financial resources faced by the Office of Public Defender, which is 100% funded by local revenues. And during a House Judicial Committee hearing...
Hawaiian Airlines’ decision to assign seats at the airport on its Pago Pago flights was the most efficient way to manage weight distribution for the Boeing 767 aircraft following a six-month survey this year that found that aircraft cabin weight was much heavier than projected, says airline...
Attorney General Talauega Eleasalo Ale appears to be getting what he requested from a federal court in California for Native Hawaiian Holding Corporation (NHHC) official, Quin Ngoc Rudin — to “punish him to the fullest extend of the law.” U.S District Court Judge Jon S. Tigar has sentenced Rudin to...
The ASG Shipyard Service Authority now has five newly certified “deep-sea divers”, who will not only contribute to their trade but also towards a new and long term vision of the shipyard to establish a “salvage-response” team for stranded and shipwrecked vessels in territorial waters, according to...
A federal court judge has granted final approval of a multi million dollar settlement in a lawsuit filed in February 2013 by a California resident against StarKist Co., which owns StarKist Samoa cannery in American Samoa. As previously reported by Samoa News, it was July last year that U.S....
The Department of Public Safety has yet to complete their investigation into the death of an infant over the weekend, who was allegedly run over by a vehicle that was backing up, this is according to the DPS Commissioner, Save Liuato Tuitele. Responding to Samoa News queries, Save said no criminal...
COURT GRANTS GOV’T CONTINUANCE ON WRIGHT’S MOTION FOR A NEW TRIAL After granting the government’s motion for a continuance, the High Court re-scheduled for Nov. 4th a new hearing date for defendant Samuel Wright, who had requested to void the jury decision, which found him guilty, and to set a new...

Pages