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Chief Justice Michael Kruse and Associate Judges Mamea Sala Jr and Muasau Tasina Tofili handed down a  90-day sentence for Tumuatasi Lefatia also known as “Mama” — the owner of Le Aute Bar last week Friday. Two years ago, the police raided the Le Aute Bar with 30 officers participating. As a result...
 Guam's representative to the US Congress Madeleine Bordallo [Photo: US House of Representatives]
Congressional representatives of United States territories like Guam and American Samoa have been denied the right to vote in the Committee of the Whole. The right was reinstated in 2007 but revoked in 2011 when Congress came under the control of the Republican party. House rules adopted by the...
One man is dead and three others are in a serious condition after they were electrocuted while off loading containers in American Samoa. Witnesses said a crane which was off loading containers in Tafuna struck a power line yesterday afternoon. They said the men, who were on the ground, may have...
 Suspended Director of the Public Prosecution office in Samoa, Mauga Precious Chang [photo: supplied / Autagavaia Tipi Autagavaia]
Samoa's long awaited tribunal to investigate the suspended Director of Prosecution, Mauga Precious Chang, and the assistant Director Muriel Lui has been set up. The tribunal was ordered by the Cabinet in last October after the police had filed traffic-related charges against Mauga. However Mauga...
Former director of Parks and Recreation Department, Samana Semo Ve’ave’a, has been tagged by Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga to head the local Department of Homeland Security (ASDHS) during the second four-year term of the Lolo/ Lemanu Administration. Pending “nomination and confirmation” by the Fono,...
Gov. Lolo M.  Moliga and First Lady Cynthia Moliga with members of the Tongan community who brought food for the first family to the Governor’s Mansion on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Mafi Sione Lousiale Lotolua Kava said, , “We, the adopted sons and daughters of American Samoa of Tongan decent felt it an honor and an obligation to provide this “pola” of food to the father and mother of the Territory of American Samoa.”   [SN file photo]
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has appointed Mafi Sione Lousiale Lotolua Kava as his Tongan Liaison Officer, between ASG and the local Tongan community. It was in 2005 that the late King of Tonga, Taufa’ahau Tupou IV bestowed the High Chief title of “Mafi To ‘i Amerika Samoa”, to Sione Lousiale Lotolua...
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American Samoa Visitors Bureau has confirmed one more cruise ship for this year, bringing the total of thirteen to the number of cruise ships scheduled to call into the Port of Pago Pago for 2017. When the official schedule for 2017 was released late last week, there were 12 confirmed ships, but...
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The Lolo Administration is once again exploring the possibility of seeking financial assistance from the US government to subsidize future minimum wage increases — the next one is due in 2018 — because the American Samoa Government simply does not have resources to cover such wage hikes. The...
The pretrial conference for Itele Leupena has been scheduled for February 24, 2016, and this is in connection with a burglary case in Vaitogi last month. The defendant, who is held on bail of $10,000, is facing charges of burglary first degree and stealing, which are both felonies. According to the...
Local government and federal offices will be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday, making it a three-day weekend. Several businesses, including the three local commercial banks, will also be closed. StarKist Co., corporate spokesperson Michelle Faist said StarKist Samoa...

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