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A man who is accused of sexually abusing his biological daughter once a week throughout the month of August after he allegedly smoked ice was arrested over the weekend and made his initial appeared in District Court yesterday. To protect the victim, Samoa News is not identifying the defendant by...
POSSESSION OF DRUGS CASE NOW IN HIGH COURT The government’s case against two men charged with drug possession is now with the High Court and their next court appearance is next month. Defendants Wayne ‘Ueni’ Gasolo and Ioane Sakopo, aka Inky, were arrested last month at a vacant house which was...
Hawaiian Airlines’ new policy, which does not pre-assign seats on its Pago Pago flights applies to all passengers and “is not discriminatory”, according to the US Transportation Department’s response to one of the two local businessmen who filed separate complaints last week about the new policy....
Some faipule are hopeful that the Criminal Justice Planning Agency (CJPA) will be able to provide some sort of federal funding to help with the lack of financial resources faced by the Office of Public Defender, which is 100% funded by local revenues. And during a House Judicial Committee hearing...
The Territorial Administration on Aging has opened a shop at its compound in Pago Pago selling handicrafts made by senior citizens and have also hired just over 20 senior citizens to work part time under a federally funded program. The two events for TAOA were launched Monday morning. During the...
Education, each gubernatorial team’s platform, the Samoan language, Manu’a transportation issues were among the issues the ASCC Student Government Association (SGA) asked the three gubernatorial teams during the forum held at the ASCC gymnasium yesterday afternoon. Attending the forum were the...
American Samoa authorities have arrested an American man, wanted by Tongan authorities for murder, and he is being held without bail per order of the District Court, where he will appear again on Oct. 26. Fifty-three year old Dean J. Fletcher made his initial appearance yesterday in District Court...
Chairman of the Territorial Bank of American Samoa (TBAS), Utu Abe Malae in his special remarks, during the opening of the new bank on Monday, used the opportunity to correct “the math” about the bank advertised in the paper and discussed on the radio by one of the gubernatorial teams. Utu did not...
 INCREASING NUMBER OF MANU’A SENATORS Before the Fono went into a second mid session recess last Friday, the Senate approved in second reading a Senate Joint Resolution which seeks to increase the number of Manu’a senatorial seats from three to five. The joint resolution, which would require...
Criminal Justice Planning Agency director Keith Gebauer has reiterated that there isn’t any more federal funding available from the US Department of Justice to help with community and village programs, which has been helpful to local village groups, or aumaga in past years. Gebauer appeared last...

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