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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA – When local culture clashed with how FEMA usually delivers federal help to solve the dilemma, leadership met with American Samoa Government officials to develop a plan to help survivors of Tropical Storm Gita, yet satisfy federal guidelines. Without street signs or...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The long anticipated Hawaiki undersea fiber optic cable officially landed in American Samoa over the weekend, with the promise of providing high speed internet connectivity and much improved telecommunication service. The American Samoa branching unit of Hawaiki, which...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Hawaiian Airlines “has had to re-time our flight schedule” and moved arrivals and departures to the daytime at Pago Pago International Airport. This scheduling change will be in effect until the later part of July, according airline’s spokesperson Ann Botticelli, adding...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Even before it arrives, the Hawaiki marine fibre optic cable is generating interest and excitement in American Samoa over the benefits its touted to bring. Engineers have arrived from America, who will connect the cable to its landing site in the old state department's...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Attorneys for ANZ Guam Inc. are planning to travel to American Samoa to interview bank employees and “conduct a pre-response investigation” in connection with a federal lawsuit filed by three American Samoa residents at the federal court in Guam, according to the latest...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The High Court is satisfied there is probable cause that Tolupo Hodges violated several conditions of a probation sentence that was ordered by the court in 2010. The decision by Chief Justice Michael Kruse was based on the testimony from one government witness, who was...
RNZAF Base Ohakea, NEW ZEALAND — The first repatriation of defence force personnel buried around the world since 1955 will officially begin next week. Two airmen will be disinterred from the Suva Military Cemetery in Fiji, and one from the naval section of the Satala Cemetery in Pago Pago, American...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Situating Pacific Barkcloth in Time and Place is an ongoing, three-year interdisciplinary project currently underway at Scotland’s University of Glasgow. The project aims to find out more about the materials, history, uses and contemporary practice of making barkcloth,...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The US Census Bureau’s planned 2020 Census Questionnaire for the United States, which includes a question regarding citizenship status, leaves out US Nationals, which is the status given to persons born in American Samoa; and some US news outlets say this is a “flaw”. “...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Inquiries into the two alleged sexual harassment cases at the Dept. of Public Safety are now underway, with investigators from the Attorney General's Office now looking into the allegations. Samoa News understands charges may be filed against two senior police officers,...

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