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SOLOMONA TEOFILO A man accused by the government of assaulting his sister-in-law by hitting her in the face, putting a small knife to her throat and threatening her with a hammer is now charged with felony second-degree assault. The charges against 55-year old Solomona Teofilo occurred recently...
Plaintiffs in a federal voting rights lawsuit have asked for a summary judgment in their favor because of an absentee voting law in the state of Illinois, where that state’s former residents, who are US citizens, are allowed to vote in federal elections — while residing in American Samoa — but not...
Attending the forum, which was less than an hour long, were incumbent Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen and challengers Meleagi Suitonu-Chapman, Paepaetele Mapu S. Jamais, Vaitinasa Salu Hunkin-Finau and Tim Jones. The Student Government Association (SGA) at the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) hosted the forum at their gymnasium.  [Photo: JL]
Candidates platforms, the citizenship issue, veto override and the importance of the youth and the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) in the community were among the issues discussed during the forum hosted by the Student Government Association (SGA) at the American Samoa Community College (...
As of Oct. 1 the American Samoa Economic Development Authority (ASEDA) has expended just over $45 million in proceeds earned from the sale of three bonds, according to a new ASEDA status update bond report, which shows that the largest allocation from bonds is for the government owned Territorial...
District Court Judge Fiti A. Sunia has ordered a police officer working at the Territorial Correctional Facility to ensure the same treatment is given to all inmates at TCF, including Dean J. Fletcher, who is wanted by authorities in Tonga on an alleged murder charge. The issue arose from a request...
A look at the new multi-million-dollar ASPA power plant which is expected to be up and running by early next year.  [photo: Blue Chen-Fruean]
The American Samoa Power Authority (ASPA) is in the midst of completing several multi-million-dollar projects that will benefit the residents of Tutuila and the Manu’a island group. ASPA Executive Director Utu Abe Malae reports the construction of the new power plant in Satala is about 90% complete...
Candidates for governor and lt. governor, Faoa Aitofele Sunia & Larry Sanitoa used the opportunity to make it crystal clear that the previous administration was not the “Faoa Administration” and that Sanitoa does have bills passed in the Fono during the Chamber of Commerce forum, which was...
NO MAJOR PROBLEMS ON WHITE SUNDAY IN AMERICAN SAMOA Police Commissioner Save Liuato Tuitele says there were no major incidents leading into White Sunday in American Samoa. A senior police official who was contacted early yesterday morning also confirmed this. The senior police official said they...
First Lady Cynthia Moliga (middle) cutting the ribbon last Friday to officially open the Pacific Sleep Care clinic, which treats sleep apnea. She is assisted by Health director Motusa Tuilema Nua (far left) and Pacific Sleep Care general manager Ferdie Salvador.[photo: AF]
American Samoa’s first clinic to treat sleep apnea was officially dedicated last Friday in Matu’u, and the project is in collaboration between the Department of Health and the clinic, Pacific Sleep Care. The clinic’s general manager, Ferdie Salvador, told the audience, which included Health...
Chief election officer Uiagalelei Dr. Lealofi Uiagalelei has stated that electors who qualify to vote but have not registered to do so have until 4:30p.m today.  This will also be the last day to register or to re-register to vote before the Nov. 8 general election if your name was purged from the...

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