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DAVID FO’A New charges the government filed in District Court against David Fo’a include fourteen felonies and the charges stems from the defendant breaking into at least nine different stores on the Western District. Fo’a was in High Court for the continuation of his change of plea hearing, with a...
The LBJ Medical Center's Dental School Team is conducting their annual visits to all local schools, to ensure that the little ones are in tiptop shape, as far as oral health. The school visits are an annual event, targeting young children in 2nd and 5th grade at all local public and private schools...
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata reiterated her support for the National Marine Monuments to Interior Department Secretary Ryan Zinke during a stop in California on her way back to Washington earlier this week.  “Having sent a letter to the President earlier this year, and previously...
In a general memorandum dated May 15, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga appointed Fuamatu J.V. Fuamatu, who is a traditional leader from Alataua county, as the new Western District Governor, a post left vacant since the passing early this year of the late Lualemaga Faoa. The governor’s appointment, which...
The three-day 2017 Caribbean Regional Seminar by the United Nation Special Committee on Decolonization was held this week in the Caribbean nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. ASG’s Office of Political Status, Constitution and Federal Relations executive director Tapa’au Dr. Daniel Aga...
Cases being delayed due to police investigations, police needing more training, and drug problems spreading to schools, are just some of the issues that Police Commissioner Le’i Sonny Thompson, discussed during a Samoa News interview early this week, as Le’i expressed sincere appreciation to the...
American Samoa Community College (ASCC) student Ms. Quendolyn Gaoioi Eseroma recently received the good news that she has been chosen by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to participate in a 10-week paid internship program this summer. As part of the FAA’s Minority Serving Institutions...
A sad ending to the $300,000+ government boat, the Fo'isia bought in 2009, by former Gov. Togiola Tulafono, to serve as a passenger vessel for the Manu’a islands. Samoa News was called on Wednesday, May 7, 2017 to come out and take a photo of the vessel before it sank at the Malaloa Marina. When...
by Samoa News staff Following a preliminary examination hearing yesterday morning, District Court Judge Fiti Sunia found probable cause that a crime was committed and upheld three felony sex charges against Public Safety officer, Okesene Alo, who is now scheduled to be arraigned in High Court on...
APELU SAITO LILO A 19-year old man from Samoa, accused of molesting a 12-year old girl, has reached a plea agreement with the government and will be sentenced in July this year. Apelu Saito Lilo was charged in April last year with one count each of child molesting, rape, sexual assault, sodomy,...

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