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If confirmed by the Senate as a new associate judge of the High Court, senators encourage Sen. Paepae Iosefa Faiai to always make the right decision, let God guide him in his judicial duties, and remember the people. The words of advice were voiced during Paepae’s confirmation hearing yesterday...
Questions have been raised in American Samoa over the arming of the territory's police. The police began carrying firearms three months ago but there are concerns over the amount of training officers have received and whether there's been enough vetting. Our correspondent in Pago Pago Monica Miller...
SECRET “AFFAIR” LEADS TO ASSAULT    A 41-year-old man from Tafuna who was arrested last week for allegedly assaulting his wife told police that a secret affair between his wife and a neighbor caused him to beat up the mother of his 2 young children. The matter was reported to police by a neighbor...
To further improve ASG workers’ skills and qualifications, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has encouraged cabinet members to take advantage of courses offered by the American Samoa Community College, which is competing with courses offered online and being taken up by many government workers.  “It’s in...
Manu’a Rep. Toeaina Faufano Autele did not mince words when he spoke during a House Commerce & Economic Development Committee hearing this week, to discuss the bill to amend the law that set up the Territorial Bank of American Samoa (TBAS). Toeaina told committee members he wants to set up a...

The Miss American Samoa delegation - in this photo taken over the weekend at Faleolo Airport in Apia -
The Miss American Samoa delegation is enroute to Nadi, Fiji for the Miss Pacific Islands Pageant. The group departed Pago Pago this past Sunday afternoon heading to Fiji via Apia. Prior to their departure, To’omalatai along with the traveling group attended a church service at the CCCAS Onenoa. The...
The Philippines-based company wanting to establish a multi-food processing plant in American Samoa is now in the process of obtaining government approval to set up in the territory, while containers of construction materials for the plant are already on island, says Commerce Department director...
A 35-year-old man who was convicted of stealing checks from a businessman and forging his signature was sentenced yesterday to 5 years in jail. During sentencing the presiding judge pointed to his criminal record, which he says seems to have started about the time he became a father — Suauupaia...
ALEKI FIDEL  A young man who was accused of stealing a carton of cigarettes from an Asian store in Fagaima has been charged with misdemeanor stealing and public peace disturbance. Aleki Fidel made his initial appearance before District Court Judge Pro-Temp, Gwen Tauiliili-Langkilde last week,...
Both the Senate and House are expediting passage of an Administration bill that seeks to amend the Territorial Bank of American Samoa statute by deleting several provisions of the law pertaining to the bank’s “Holding Company: — Territorial Bancorp Holding Company." The measure was introduced...

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