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For failure to comply with conditions of his 5-year probation, Fono employee Perenise Taala has been ordered by the High Court to serve the remaining 8 months of his prison term, although he is still allowed to work during government working-hours. Taala was convicted of driving while under the...
JENNIFER TOFAEONO The High Court has taken under advisement a request by Jennifer Tofaeono to travel off island to attend meetings, which is connected to her current employment with the local non-profit organization, Alliance Against Domestic Violence, which was established about seven years ago....
When the Manu’a Islands made worldwide news with the announcement of their recent switch to solar power, the project became the perfect topic for kids to write about. Putting their thoughts and ideas on paper, and through visual presentations like photographs and videos, the goal of the Pacific...
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...
CLAUDE MAMEA District Court Judge Fiti Sunia has ordered police officer Claude Mamea to pay $60, which is the amount of a traffic ticket, for a violator ticketed by the female officer, who then failed to file it with the District Court. The total fine covers $50 for the traffic ticket and $10 for...
While there are academic competitions and sports which respectively highlight the importance of education and health inside the classroom and on the football fields, basketball, and volley ball courts, local high schools have been engaged in a different competition which highlights environmental...
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Aumua Amata, at a House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Interior fought for and requested a long overdue increase to the funding for American Samoa Government operations; citing the rise in the population, the departure of one its canneries and other factors for...
American Samoa will take part in a survey by the South Pacific Tourism Organization (STPO) to determine how sustainable the region's tourism industry really is, but no time yet has been set as to when the survey, which covers tourism operators, will start. The survey is a spearheaded by Christina...
Pacific Horizons School honored some of the individuals who have helped make the school a better place last Thursday at a ribbon cutting ceremony for the school’s new half court. At the gathering, school director, Caroline Tuiolosega acknowledged Krista and Jason Corry of Tropical Beverage...

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