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The American Samoa TeleCommunications Authority’s current technology “infrastructure” can handle a government sales tax using internet connection to collect sales data and other information, says ASTCA chief executive officer Pulele’iite Tufele Jr. ASG Revenue Task Force officials had testified...
RENE FINAU A man who unlawfully entered a house at night and attempted to rape a 13-year-old girl last year was sentenced to 28 months in prison, as a condition of his 7-year probation sentence. Rene Finau, 22, was initial charged with burglary in the second-degree and sexual abuse in the first...
HAWAIIAN AIR ADDS THREE FLIGHTS FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON — To accommodate the usual peak in travel during the holiday season, Hawaiian Airlines has added three extra flights during the end of the year. The airline confirmed that the extra flights will operate on Wednesdays, Dec. 20 & Dec. 27,...
Commissioner of Public Safety Lei Sonny Thompson is taking issue with KHJ’s story about Judge Fiti Sunia ordering a gun carrying police officer to remove himself and his weapon from court. KHJ News asked Commissioner Le’i for his reaction to what happened in District Court with several questions...
The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council's Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) concluded its three-day meeting Thursday in Lihue, Kauai, with a suite of recommendations on managing fisheries in Hawai'i, American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (...
Hundreds of local residents looking to score even the slightest amount of palolo last week went home disappointed — and soaking wet — as the worm did not rise as predicted last Thursday evening, the seventh night following the full moon, which is generally when the palolo spawns every year. Locals...
A local businessman is questioning the way the Vice & Narcotics Unit is carrying out their duties, after District Court Judge Fiti Sunia last week dismissed two traffic citations issued to him by police officers from the Unit. The two citations issued to Apelu Jr Milo and dismissed by the court...
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata released a Public Comment letter to the U.S. Department of Justice and the overseeing judge, to urge them to strongly consider legal precedents potentially allowing parties to the DOJ-Starkist Consent Decree to agree to set aside funds to the benefit of...
While ASG retirees are still awaiting news of any possible increase in the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) in the near future, the US Social Security Administration (SSA) announced a 2% COLA hike for its recipients last Friday morning. “Such great news, great news,” said one local beneficiary,...
Audrey English, who was born at the LBJ Medical Center in Fagaalu,  discovered her love of music at a young age. While living in Maui, HI, she started writing and recording music in her bedroom. She and her family have since relocated to Las Vegas, NV. Audrey's mother Ane, told Samoa News last week...

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