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CINDY MAILO A woman accused by the government of helping a man escape from the territory while the man’s case was being investigated by police has been sentenced by the High Court to two years probation after a guilty plea of providing false information to authorities. Cindy Mailo was charged in...
Congressional candidate Vaitinasa Salu Hunkin-Finau says she was “very surprised with the outcome” of the race, which incumbent Congresswoman Aumua Amata won in a “landslide” victory. Aumua received an overwhelming number of votes at 8,923 or 75.4% of the total 11,834 ballots counted for the...
The three-day 7th Annual Bilateral Health Summit between health officials of American Samoa and Samoa opens tomorrow at the Gov. Rex Lee Auditorium with Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Economist Rob Grunewald, who will be the keynote speaker, talking about “Return on Investments”. At least 30...
Following a traditional Samoa meeting last Friday, the tradition leaders of Fagatogo, Utulei and Fagaalu selected Fano Mitch Shimasaki as their Senator for the next four years when the new Legislature convenes in January next year. Fano will represent one of the three senatorial seats for Maoputasi...
As part of the settlement agreement with the federal government, the local Department of Education (ASDOE) has agreed to put in place by early next year, policies and procedures to ensure that students with disabilities attending public schools are entitled to a free education as required by...
Chief election officer Uiagalelei Dr. Lealofi Uiagalelei had responded immediately to the concerns raised by the gubernatorial team of Faoa Aitofele Sunia and Rep. Larry Sanitoa regarding matters the team says are “causing concerns for our committee.” The gubernatorial team’s letter, signed by Faoa...
A man who tried to cause serious harm to his wife with a machete was sentenced last Friday by the High Court to 60-months in jail followed by 10 years of probation. However after the court reviewed all information presented in this case as well as the arguments from the defense and an apology by...
The Luani family whose two homes and vehicle were completely destroyed by a fire last week is seeking assistance from members of the public. Police Commissioner, Save Liuato Tuitele told Samoa News last week that the investigation is underway by the Fire Department, with the Criminal Investigation...
With the generous support from an Oregon couple, the LBJ Medical Center has new equipment for the Eye Clinic, and this includes a $40,000 yttrium aluminum garnet (YAG) III laser, which will help patients waiting for eye surgery — allowing for surgery to happen sooner. The Oregon couple, Kathy and...
Senator Tuaolo Vaivao Manaia Fruean will return as senator for Ma’oputasi District when the new Legislature is sworn in next year. “I feel good, everything is fine,” Tuaolo told Samoa News yesterday when asked about his feelings towards the decision. The Pago Pago village council of chiefs...

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