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People from all walks of life — including politicians, government officials, traditional and church leaders, representatives of the private sector and others — attended the Prayer Service to remember and celebrate the life of the late Congressman Faleomavaega Eni Fa’auaa Hunkin, who was remembered...
A “Prayer Service” is set for late this afternoon for the late former Congressman Faleomavaega Eni Fa’auaa Hunkin, who is described as a “fair and honest public servant” by two top officials of Tri Marine International. The two-hour service, which is also a memorial, will honor and celebrate...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has called on the Trump Administration and the U.S. Congress to be mindful that small economies such as those of American Samoa and other U.S. territories “cannot afford any reduction in Medicaid” funding. Lolo made the call in his written official address distributed at...
When the director of the Pacific Storytellers Cooperative, Daniel Lin, visited the Manu’a Islands last month to host a weeklong workshop for the high school students there, he didn’t imagine that the end result would be spectacular. A handful of young Segaula took part in the project and all of...
Public Defender Douglas Fiaui has called for a review of American Samoa’s “harsh” drug laws, saying that the trend in the country — the U.S. — is focused on treating narcotics addiction as a public health issue not a criminal justice issue. He made the comment during his recent Senate confirmation...
American Samoa’s football prodigy, Austin Maloata, recruited out of Leone High School to be part of the Oregon Ducks football family was charged and arrested for driving under the influence (DUI), reckless driving, and possession of methamphetamine, on November 12, 2016, just after the Oregon Ducks...
Former Congressman Faleomavaega Eni Hunkin, American Samoa’s longest serving non-voting Delegate to the U.S House of Representatives, passed away around 3:20p. (Utah time) yesterday at his home in Provo, Utah. He was 73 years old. Faleomavaega “passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by...
Former Congressman Faleomavaega Eni Hunkin, American Samoa’s longest serving non-voting Delegate to the U.S House of Representatives, passed away today, Feb. 22, at his home in Provo, Utah,  according to a family member, speaking on behalf of Faleomavaega’s widow, Hinanui Hunkin. Faleomavaega “...
Last Friday, the House of Representatives passed two director nominees, whose Senate confirmation hearings are now being scheduled sometime soon, while denying another.  DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS Appointed director for the Department of Public Works, Faleosina Voigt was highly praised by the House...
Apia, SAMOA — A 26-year-old man who performed sexual acts on an 11-year-old boy was sentenced to four years in jail. Sentencing was handed down by Supreme Court Justice, Mata Tuatagaloa earlier this month. The defendant, Val Apiuta was charged with two counts of indecent acts and one count of...

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