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District Court Judge Fiti Sunia considered sanctioning former KHJ Radio news reporter Tauva Esera, as part of her Contempt of Court case, when she appeared in court last week Friday, after being served with a bench warrant, for failing to appear in Court for an Order to Show Cause hearing that was...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga [SN file photo]
“Collaboration” and “working together” were words echoed by several cabinet members, during the governor’s cabinet meeting held last Thursday at Gov. Rex Lee Auditorium, where the governor also announced two of three cabinet nominees that will be submitted to the Fono for confirmation when...
With the defense providing “no new evidence”, District Court Judge Fiti A. Sunia has denied a new bail reduction request for Sonny Tui, who is facing drug related charges and remains in custody since his arrest early last week. The District Court had set bail at $40,000 and during initial...
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A man who was arrested by detectives of the Vice & Narcotics unit two months ago and charged with unlawful possession of crystal methamphetamine was arrested again and charged with the same unlawful possession of methamphetamine charge when police allegedly found a glass pipe with the drug...
A look at some of the officers during Friday’s 26th Police Academy graduation ceremony at the Department of Youth and Women Affairs gym in Pago Pago. [photo by Ausage Fausia]
Government and traditional leaders, cabinet members, along with friends and family members packed the Department of Youth & Women’s Affairs gym on Friday morning to witness the graduation of 27 from the 26th Police Academy. Chief Associate Judge Mamea Sala Jr administered the oath for the...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga during his special remarks at last Friday’s American Samoa Community College Fall Commencement at the ASCC Gymnasium.  [photo: Leua Aiono Frost]
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has challenged the American Samoa Community College to educate and instill in students that they are Samoans, who respect — among other things — the environment, culture and language — before choosing a profession for the future. According to the governor, students who...
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Washington, D.C. — Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata released a statement on the outcome of House and Senate negotiations that produced a final major tax reform bill that reduces taxes and promotes economic growth. The bill leaves tax extenders, such as the American Samoa Economic Development...
William Ena Spitzenberg was the commencement speaker at last Friday’s American Samoa Community College Fall graduation. [photo: Leua Aiono Frost]
William Ena Spitzenberg was the commencement speaker at last Friday’s American Samoa Community College Fall graduation of 2017 at the ASCC Gymnasium. The co-valedictorian of his 1996 ASCC graduating class, Spitzenberg went on to earn a degree in civil engineering and now serves as Chief Water...
A bullet hole is seen on the right door of a DPS unit following an incident that happened on Thursday night behind the ASTCA compound at Tafuna, when a person/persons fired twice at the police unit. Luckily police officers were not inside the vehicle or close to it when the shots happened. Commissioner Le’i Sonny Thompsen says they are asking the public for help to solve this heinous crime quickly. [photo by Ausage Fausia]
Two gunshots were fired at a police unit last Thursday night at the back of the ASTCA compound in Tafuna, and the Department of Public Safety is looking at all leads while investigating this incident to make sure that the person/persons who were involved  will be arrested  and brought to justice....
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This undated photo provided by the American Samoa Power Authority shows the current Tafuna Power Plant, which was constructed in 1972 and will receive a major facelift and be hardened to withstand hurricane force winds. ASPA says in a statement that the work will focus primarily on structural...

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