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“ .. there’s rule of substitution for people to appear in Court, and for this hearing, I want to see the Police Commissioner in Court, not his deputy.” This was the clear message from District Court Judge Fiti Sunia during an Order to Show Cause hearing last Friday, for which DPS Commissioner Le’i...
Federal courthouse in Honolulu [SN file photo]
HAWAI’I RESIDENT CLAIMS HE WAS FIRED BECAUSE HE IS “SAMOAN” A Samoan man, who claims he was fired by a security guard company because of his Samoan ancestry has filed a civil rights lawsuit in the federal court in Honolulu, seeking an unknown amount of money to be determined by a jury. Honolulu...
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Boys & Girls Clubs of American Samoa (BGCAS) is helping community youth learn critical thinking, problem-solving, and coding through the new Computer Science (CS) Pathway program, thanks to a $3 million partnership between Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) and Microsoft. BGCA and...
Attorney General, Talauega Eleasalo Ale. [SN file photo]
Attorney General Talauega Eleasalo Ale has “disabled until further notice” the time clocks for the main Immigration Office at the EOB in Utulei and the airport, and this is effective immediately, according to the AG’s Nov. 7th memo. “This is an extreme measure to combat the continuous disregard for...
Dr. Dan Jacobson, executive director and campus dean of the Hawai’i campus of Wayland Baptist University says the school is looking forward to offering classes for local students as early as May 2018. And with low tuition rates, Wayland shouldn't have any problems recruiting locals, as more and...
The staff of the ASCC Department of Student Services (DOSS) recently participated in a professional training workshop, along with the College’s Student Government Association (SGA).  [courtesy photo]
The Division of Student Services (DOSS) at the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) conducted a professional training workshop in late November for the various campus offices, which come under its purview. DOSS encompasses the offices of Admissions, Records, Financial Aid, Counseling, Library...
Nine contestants vied for the crown in the 2017 Miss Pacific Islands Pageant, with Miss American Samoa (center) winning on Saturday, December 09, 2017 in Nadi, Fiji, ‘in the place where happiness finds you’.  [photo: Samoa Events Incorporated (SEI)]
American Samoa ended their 15-year drought in the Miss Pacific Islands Pageant by winning the crown in Nadi, Fiji on Saturday night. Miss American Samoa, Matauaina Gwendolyn To’omalatai won the crown for the territory in a nailing biting competition. In the special awards, Miss Toomalatai claimed...
This Jennings family historical photo provided by Rep. Su’a Alexander E. Jennings, shows a group of Swains islanders in May 1925 on Swains, as the atoll officially became part of American Samoa, following Congressional action.  [photo: Jennings family]
Rep. Su’a Alexander Eli Jennings has pitched Swains Islands to grow breadfruit that will not only revitalize the atoll’s economy but also make it a possible supplier for milling this stable product for gluten free flour. Su’a’s other project, gluten free banana flour, has attracted a lot of...
Amata speaking in the Natural Resources Committee oversight hearing on revitalizing the Interior Department’s services.  [Courtesy photo]
DBAS TO REDUCE MORTGAGE INTEREST RATE NEXT MONTH At a recent cabinet meeting, Development Bank of American Samoa president Ruth Matagi-Fa’atili announced that the DBAS board of directors has approved a proposal from the bank’s staff and management to lower the interest rates on mortgage loans. She...
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Passengers of the Holland America Line cruise ship, “AMSTERDAM” (in the background), Thursday, after she docked around 8a.m. The cruise ship brought in 1,656 passengers with 647 crewmembers from Suva, Fiji and departed around 5p.m. the same day for Honolulu, Hawai’i. The vessel is on a 26-day...

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