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Through a May 25 executive order, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has directed the flag of the United States to be flown at half-staff on May 29 - Memorial Day - until 12noon local time. The governor’s order is pursuant to US President Donald Trump’s May 24 proclamation for all Americans in states and...
In Congresswoman Aumua Amata’s 2917 Memorial Day message at the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C., she reminds us to think of history and remember those who have given so much and thank them for their sacrifice.
Samoa News has received calls about mosquito coils — asking why are they expensive now that they are being sold again on island, and why is there a shortage of coils, when ZIKA, Dengue, and other assorted mosquito-borne diseases are common on island. Samoa News reached out to AS-EPA for answers, as...
As each semester nears its end at the American Samoa Community College (ASCC), the Division of Student Services hosts its Graduate Banquet, a social occasion for the graduating students which includes recognition of outstanding academic achievement. The spring 2017 ASCC Graduate Banquet took place...
Sen. Galeai M. Tu’ufuli (middle) receives a special award from Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga and first lady Cynthia (backs to camera) Friday (May 26) morning at Su’igaula o le Atuvasa at Utulei Beach during the closing ceremony for Senior Citizen Week in American Samoa. Galeai was honored as the...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has called on his cabinet for the government to depend on itself when it comes to financial resources for projects to expand the local economy, but not on the federal government, which should only be asked when it comes to major projects. Lolo made the call during Tuesday’...
The ASPA executive director Utu Abe Malae at yesterday’s dedication of the new Satala power plant said the new plant is the replacement to the one destroyed in the 2009 tsunami, only it’s located on higher ground and has new design features.  “For example, it is quieter and so less of a nuisance to...
Thirty-five of the territory’s future leaders were recognized yesterday during Manumalo Academy’s 8th grade graduation ceremony, held in the school chapel, and attended by dozens of teary-eyed parents, proud teachers, and beaming family members and friends. This year’s coverage of the 2017 high...
The latest change happening with the government owned communications agency, American Samoa TeleCommunications Authority (ASTCA), is that the former President and Chief Executive of the Bluesky Pacific Group, Aoe’e Adolfo Monetenegro, will soon officially be a ‘consultant’ for ASTCA, according to a...
A look at some of the many senior citizens participating in yesterday morning’s exercise at Su’igaula o le Atuvasa at Utulei Beach. The exercise event kicks off day-three of this week’s senior citizen week in American Samoa, as well as the national observance of the month of May as the “Older...

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