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District Court Judge Fiti A. Sunia has ordered a police officer working at the Territorial Correctional Facility to ensure the same treatment is given to all inmates at TCF, including Dean J. Fletcher, who is wanted by authorities in Tonga on an alleged murder charge. The issue arose from a request...
The American Samoa Power Authority (ASPA) is in the midst of completing several multi-million-dollar projects that will benefit the residents of Tutuila and the Manu’a island group. ASPA Executive Director Utu Abe Malae reports the construction of the new power plant in Satala is about 90% complete...
Candidates for governor and lt. governor, Faoa Aitofele Sunia & Larry Sanitoa used the opportunity to make it crystal clear that the previous administration was not the “Faoa Administration” and that Sanitoa does have bills passed in the Fono during the Chamber of Commerce forum, which was...
NO MAJOR PROBLEMS ON WHITE SUNDAY IN AMERICAN SAMOA Police Commissioner Save Liuato Tuitele says there were no major incidents leading into White Sunday in American Samoa. A senior police official who was contacted early yesterday morning also confirmed this. The senior police official said they...
American Samoa’s first clinic to treat sleep apnea was officially dedicated last Friday in Matu’u, and the project is in collaboration between the Department of Health and the clinic, Pacific Sleep Care. The clinic’s general manager, Ferdie Salvador, told the audience, which included Health...
Chief election officer Uiagalelei Dr. Lealofi Uiagalelei has stated that electors who qualify to vote but have not registered to do so have until 4:30p.m today.  This will also be the last day to register or to re-register to vote before the Nov. 8 general election if your name was purged from the...
A few teachers are not happy with Department of Education Acting Director Philo Jenning’s memo prohibiting the use of ASDOE computers for online degree programs, needed by teachers to obtain higher degrees and points out the ban on the use of any ASDOE facility after hours for such activities. In...
The US Environmental Protection Agency’s over $8 million in funding for the American Samoa Power Authority will be used, among other things, to completely remove the current boil water notice (BWN), which is currently affecting several villages on Tutuila — and connect new water wells to the...
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa — Recently there has been an increase in illegal dumping in American Samoa. Illegal dumping of garbage, discarded appliances, old barrels, used tires, furniture, yard debris, oil, antifreeze and pesticides can threaten human health, farmlands, wildlife and the environment...
Federal court documents on the judgment against Native Hawaiian Holding Corporation (NHHC) official, Quin Ngoc Rudin, calls for the defendant to pay restitution of just over $3 million to the American Samoa Government. As reported by Samoa News earier this week, U.S District Court Judge Jon S....

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