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Former Congressman Faleomavaega Eni Hunkin, American Samoa’s longest serving non-voting Delegate to the U.S House of Representatives, passed away around 3:20p. (Utah time) yesterday at his home in Provo, Utah. He was 73 years old. Faleomavaega “passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by...
Former Congressman Faleomavaega Eni Hunkin, American Samoa’s longest serving non-voting Delegate to the U.S House of Representatives, passed away today, Feb. 22, at his home in Provo, Utah,  according to a family member, speaking on behalf of Faleomavaega’s widow, Hinanui Hunkin. Faleomavaega “...
Lt. Gov. Lemanu Palepoi Sialega Mauga has called on recruits of the new police academy not to deviate from the law in carrying out their duty, which is to protect lives of the community, including many foreigners who have made American Samoa their home. “Don’t do favors,” for anyone, even for...
HIGH COURT SCHEDULES TRIALS FOR PENDING CASES The High Court has set trial dates for cases which have been pending for some time before Associate Justice Lyle L. Richmond, who has not been in court for a few months due to health reasons. Among the notable pending cases is one against the Retirement...
FLAGS FLY HALF-STAFF FOR LATE LUALEMAGA E. FAOA Lt. Gov. Lemanu Mauga has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff beginning at sunrise today, Wednesday, and continuing until sunset tomorrow in remembrance of the late Western District Governor, Lualemaga Etuati Tilotilo Faoa, who passed away Jan. 24...
Over 120 science projects were entered in this year’s Territorial Science Fair competition for the Elementary Division, with aspiring local scientists proudly displaying their hard work through data and information presented to judges and browsers last week at the Gov. H. Rex Lee Auditorium. Last...
The Samoa News 23rd Territorial Spelling Bee kicks off this year amid stormy weather — it’s raining cats & dogs here — but in no way has this stopped Samoa News and the major sponsor of the Territorial Spelling Bee, McDonald’s American Samoa from making sure the champion spellers from...
Development Bank of American Samoa recorded a loss of $400,000 when a freeze on interest payments of some customers’ loans were implemented for one-year only in 2010, says DBAS President Ruth Matagi-Fa’atili, who also says that during her tenure in the last four years, such a freeze was not...
Development Bank of American Samoa is conducting an analysis of the impact of the federally funded 1602 low income housing program, which has been in place for five years, although many units remain unoccupied and this is blamed on federal requirements, while Sen. Magalei Logovi’i believes DBAS...
The Fono has completed the confirmation process for the Lolo Administration’s cabinet appointees, who are now all officially confirmed in both the Senate and House as lawmakers are now on a three-week recess and reconvene on Mar. 15. The latest endorsement came last Wednesday in the Senate with a...

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