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Governor nominates Save as new DPS Commissioner


Director of the Office of Fraud Prevention and Investigation (OFPI) Save Liuato Tuitele has been appointed Commissioner of Public Safety and his name has been submitted to the fono for approval. In a letter to the fono, Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga asked the lawmakers to confirm him as the next DPS Commissioner.

Opening of Tri Marine’s STP operation fulfills CEO’s vision


Tri Marine International inaugurated over the weekend its Samoa Tuna Processors, Inc. cannery operations at the Atu’u facility and the ceremony has been described by a company official as the fulfillment of the chief executive’s vision to set up a canned tuna plant in the territory.
As previously reported by Samoa News, the company’s investment for the tuna canning plant is $70 million — the biggest one for the territory for some time now.

PBS channel hopefully back on air this weekend


If all goes according to plan, Office of Public Information director Fagafaga Daniel Langkilde says KVZK-TV’s PBS channel is expected to be back on air this weekend.
As previously reported by Samoa News, a power outage on the night of Jan. 5 caused all KVZK channels to go off the air, and when the power was restored that same night, a surge burned out the circuit boards in the satellite receivers and decoders.

First House Veterans’ Affairs hearing examines VA construction program’s longstanding legacy of mismanagement and waste

Media release from Aumua Amata's office

This week has been extremely busy with the President’s State of the Union Address and our very first House Veteran’s Affairs full Committee hearing this year.  Congresswoman Aumua Amata attended both events.  

Catholic Schools Week focuses on value of Catholic education


The Dioceses of Samoa Pago Pago invites the community to be part of the National Catholic Schools Week in American Samoa starting Sunday with the Mass at Fatuoaiga. The annual celebration is marked by Catholic education systems across the U.S. and runs all week, Jan. 25 - 31.

Polynesian seeking another 30-day waiver for Manu’a service


As there is still no U.S. carrier to operate American Samoa’s domestic air service,  Polynesian Airlines has again requested of the U.S. Department of Transportation another 30-day cabotage waiver in order to continue flying between Tutuila and Manu’a.
The Samoa government’s current waiver exemption expires Jan. 30, and the airline— in a Jan. 16 letter—requested cabotage approval through Feb. 28, saying that there is a clear need for continued service for an additional 30 days.

Girl swept to sea


A 17-year-old junior at Leone High School was swept out at sea while sitting on the rocks Friday afternoon at Sogi, according to police. 
It was first reported that the incident took place at Leala but later information confirmed she drowned at Sogi.

Senate, DPS leaders divided on move to arm police officers


While Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has approved the arming of police officers, Senate President Gaoteote Tofau Palaie told Public Safety officials that he is against such a move and urged DPS to work closely with traditional village leaders to identify trouble makers before problems occur.

Can Tri Marine make waves with sustainable tuna strategy?

Home News Work Supply chain Can Tri Marine make waves with sustainable tuna strategy? The supplier for big brands such as StarKist and Costco is investing in traceability and green business practices throughout its supply chain

Was the fish in your tuna salad sustainably harvested? One of the biggest tuna suppliers in the world, privately held Tri Marine, believes it has a responsibility to answer that question in the affirmative.

As a result, the company is investing substantially in technology and business processes to prove it, including a new commitment to an end-to-end assessment by the Marine Stewardship Council.

Special Election for House District #6 set for March


A special election for House of Representatives District #6 will be held in March this year to fill the seat left vacant by the death of Rep. Lemapu Suiaunoa Talo, who will be laid to rest tomorrow following final funeral services.

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