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Happy 111th birthday US Army Reserve!

Soldiers from American Samoa know a thing or two about pride, and on the U.S. Army Reserve’s 111th birthday, that pride was on full display during a cake cutting ceremony at the Pele U.S. Army […]

Judge says probation won’t work

The High Court today sent a man who held a knife to his partner’s neck in May of last year to five years imprisonment. According to Associate Justice Fiti Sunia while the defendant Aukusitione Fanene […]

Woman gets 9 month jail sentence for stealing

A woman convicted of stealing $118,00 from her former employer  has been sentenced to 9 months in jail as part of a five year probation. Jennifer Atafua has been incarcerated for 6 months and will […]

Village bans candidate who ran in special election

A candidate in the recent special election for a vacant Parliamentary seat has been banished from his village for running. Lema’i Faioso Sione, contested the vacant Fa’asaleleaga No 2 seat as a candidate for the […]

TBAS financials for 2018 and 2017 at a glance

The Territorial Bank of American Samoa‘s total assets grew from $14.5 million in 2017 to $28.8 million in 2018 according to the bank’s financial statement for the year ended September 30, 2018 and 2017. When […]

President of Samoa Land & Titles Court resigns

The embattled President of the Samoa Land and Titles Court, Fepulea’i Atilla Ropati, has resigned. According to Samoa Observer, outgoing Chief Justice Patu Tiavasu’e Falefatu Maka Sapolu confirmed that Fepulea’i resigned last week following his […]