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The U.S. tax reform bill that’s expected to clear Congress on Wednesday, 20 December will not include an extension of an economic development credit for American Samoa. However, American Samoa’s delegate in Congress said she’s hopeful the program, which StarKist’s chief executive officer has called...
Amata with local veterans and Jennifer Gutowski – Director of US VA Pacific Islands Healthcare.  [courtesy photo]
Washington, D.C.— Congresswoman Aumua Amata highlighted veterans’ legislation that passed the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs in the Committee’s final votes of 2017. The bill was introduced in early November with the support of Congresswoman Amata as an original cosponsor of the legislative...
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The victim in an alleged sexual assault that happened earlier this year spent more than three hours on the witness stand, where she recalled for a jury of five women and two men what she says defendant, Chand ‘Bob’ Mukesh, did to her sometime on the evening of Apr. 6. The trial began Monday with...
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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...
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“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...

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