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ASCC-UCEDD Director chosen for FCC Committee

Ms. Tafaimamao Tua-Tupuola, Director of the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) at the American Samoa Community College (ASCC), has been selected to serve on the Disability Advisory Committee (DAC), a group made up of individuals recognized for their exemplary advocacy on behalf of the disability community, who will advise the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on a wide array of disability matters within the jurisdiction of the Commission, and facilitate the participation of people with disabilities in proceedings before the Commission.

Taylor Jessop receives 2nd Offer of Appointment

Many local students set to graduate this coming June from high school are anticipating another step forward on the path to achieving their dreams, and some will have to make choices that will indeed decide what their journey will embrace, in most cases, an institution of higher learning, trying to choose the ‘best’.

USDOL certifies ASCC apprenticeship courses

Courses in the professions of Automotive Technician, Carpenter or Welder can count towards a Registered Apprenticeship certificate at ASCC after new revisions were approved by the USDOL. These courses in the Apprenticeship/Workforce Development (AWD) program offered by the Trades & Technology Division (TTD) of the American Samoa Community College are certified by the US Department of Labor.

Viia e le aufai pisinisi ta’avale la’u pasese atina’e o turisi


Ua fa’aalia e ni isi o le aufai ta’avale la’u pasese i taxi ma pasi i le atunu’u, lo latou viia o le tulaga aga’i i luma ua i ai le atina’e o turisi i Amerika Samoa, ona o lo o mafai ona fesoasoani mai ai i le isi vaega o le atina’eina o a latou pisinisi i le atunu’u.

Most West Coast ports bustling again after labor deal

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Nearly all West Coast seaports began the work week with crews hustling to load and unload cargo ships that were held up amid a months-long dispute over a new contract for dockworkers.

The exception Monday was the Port of Oakland, where problems persisted three days after negotiators for the dockworkers' union and for employers reached a tentative agreement covering all 29 West Coast ports. Those ports handle roughly one-quarter of U.S. international trade, an amount worth about $1 trillion annually.

Manuia taumafaiga Science Fair & tauvaga sipela


I le tauvaga o Galuega Fa’atino Fa’asaeanisi a fanau a’oga i le teritori na se’i mavae atu nei, ua manumalo ai se Poloketi na fa’atino e le tama’ita’i o Dorvida Fonoifafo Fuiava mai le Manumalo Baptist Academy i lana vaega o ituaiga o poloketi toe fa’aopoopo i ai, ua toe manumalo fo’i i le fa’aaliga atoa a tamaiti a’oga tulaga muamua i le tatou teritori atoa.

Antarctica holds key to mankind's future

DECEPTION ISLAND, Antarctica (AP) -- Earth's past, present and future come together here on the northern peninsula of Antarctica, the wildest, most desolate and mysterious of its continents.

Clues to answering humanity's most basic questions are locked in this continental freezer the size of the United States and half of Canada: Where did we come from? Are we alone in the universe? What's the fate of our warming planet?

Biz Beat: Unique Island Patterns lives up to its name


Fashionistas who want to stand out and be stylish now have a local place to shop, thanks to Unique Island Patterns which opened its doors for business last month and offers a selection of elei fabric, gift items, aloha shirts, and puletasi ensembles that fit any budget.
The store is located on the far west corner of the Nuuuli Shopping Center, the former home of Good Food Bakery, next to Tip Top Shop.

Tofia Faatonusili le tumau Ofisa Oloa


Ua tofia e le afioga i le ali’i kovana ia Lolo Matalasi Moliga le faletua ia Sapia’i Ma’o-Ena, e avea ma Fa’atonusili le tumau o le Ofisa o Oloa a le malo, e sui tulaga i le afioga a Tiaotalaga John Kruse ua fa’amavae.
I se poloaiga fa’alaua’itele na sainia e le ali’i kovana i le aso 12 Fepuari na te’a nei, lea na tufatufa atu i Fa’auluuluga o Matagaluega ma Ofisa uma a le malo, na fa’amaonia ai e Lolo lona tofia o Ma’o-Ena e avea ma fa’atonusili le tumau o lea ofisa.

Biz Beat: Steven and Sons re-opens today

Continues to contribute to our island’s economy and community

After nearly five months of waiting, local fans of Steven and Sons in Tafuna are ecstatic that the store will be re-opening for business today, beginning at 4 a.m.
Business owners Steven and Faafetai Shalhout were busy yesterday, putting on the final touches as they prepared for today’s big event.

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