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FA’ANENEFU HALL PLEADS DOWN TO MISDEMEANOR ASSAULT A young mother of three, accused of stabbing a relative using a “sharp weapon,” has been sentenced to 2 years probation after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge, under a plea agreement with the government which was accepted by the court....
The Statistics Division of the local Commerce Department released the American Samoa Revised Consumer Price Index — First Quarter of 2017 — on Tuesday, June 27, and it confirms what many residents have been feeling in their pockets as they purchase services and goods in the territory — a definite “...
An attorney with the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has hinted to a federally established group that its work to define cultural fishing will have an impact on future issues pertaining to fisheries in American Samoa. One of the main issues on the agenda at last week’s three-day...
The US Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) has given the green light for the American Samoa Medicaid program to directly reimburse hospital providers in New Zealand and the US, according to a statement from the Governor’s Office. Previously, off-island medical services could only be...
Samoa News photo taken on Tuesday, June 27, shows a sign on one of the Fono doors pointing to “DANGER” ASBESTOS, Cancer and Lung Disease Hazard, KEEP OUT, AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL ONLY… as well as yellow tape noting caution, as it stops the public from entering the area. Fono employees told Samoa News...
Motorists are happy to see the latest drop in the price of gasoline — about 9 cents per gallon — at the pump. The decrease is also welcomed by owners of vehicles that fill up with diesel fuel. The drop in fuel cost should be of some help for the ASG - with its fleet of more than 100 vehicles — as...
M.A.S.I. ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR 25TH ANNIVERSARY MIss American Samoa Incorporated (MASI) will be celebrating its silver jubilee later this year in September, to coincide with the 2017-2018 Miss American Samoa pageant set to be held on Sept. 15th. MASI president Simeafou Imo told Samoa News earlier...
Bishop Peter Brown, head of the Diocese of Samoa Pago Pago, has offered the Catholic Church’s support in the government’s fight to rid American Samoa of illegal drugs. This was outlined in a June 21 letter addressed to Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga, Secretary of Samoan Affairs, Mauga T. Asuega, and...
The young girl from Fagatogo is an aspiring artist and this drawing is her winning entry, which has been selected as George E. Harris Elementary School's 2016-2017 yearbook cover. Aegeann is the granddaughter of Makiati and Lusia Silafau, and Larry Sanitoa. She was deaf at birth. Aegeann is a...
Last Friday’s court ruling on a complaint filed by the Congregational Christian Church of American Samoa (CCCAS) has allowed the general public a glimpse into the workings of the church, whose top leadership, the CCCAS Elders’ Committee, is usually tightlipped. In discussion, the court highlighted...

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