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On Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata released a statement welcoming the next legislative step forward regarding a tax policy priority for American Samoa’s economy. A key provision, extending the American Samoa Economic Development Credit, as requested by Congresswoman Amata, was included in major...
Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata was presented with an award from her alma mater, the University of Guam, naming her among their Distinguished Alumni. The President of the University, the honorable Dr. Robert Underwood, presented the award in person Thursday evening on the...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga said during last month’s Cabinet meeting that part of his duty, as the territory's leader, is to ensure the government is creating more jobs for the people. This was Lolo's response to complaints from some in the private sector, whom he said have accused the government of...
The Junior Prep Sports (JPS) Paradise Football Classic III will be hosted in Hawai’i for the third time this year, where the ‘Best of the Best’ players from Hawai’i, California, and American Samoa will field their best performance during the annual All-Star Game. And under the management of JPS...
Skin problems are one of the most common things seen at the Department of Agriculture Veterinary Clinic, located in the Sen. Daniel Inouye Industrial Park- Tafuna. It is part of the American Samoan Government and run under the Department of Agriculture, headed by Director Filifaatali Michael U....
One of the three men arrested during raids by detectives of the DPS Vice & Narcotics Unit last Thursday is nowhere to be found. Samoa News understands that Steve Tuatoo, a former police officer, was released from the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) after the 48-hour holding period...
RAYMOND VALAAU The 38-year-old man from Tafuna accused of using a machete to assault another man has been arrested and charged with second degree assault — a felony, punishable by not more than 5 years imprisonment, and/or a fine of not more than $5,000 of both; and two misdemeanor charges —...
High demand along with reduced supply is among the reasons for the increase in price of turkey tail products sold in American Samoa last month, while the decline in the price of fresh eggs is attributed to possible over supply, says Commerce Department director Keniseli Lafaele. In the Basic Food...
FORT LEE, Va. (Nov. 16, 2017) -- Enlisting in the Army with a childhood friend or relative is a generations-old practice meant to bring familiarity and comfort to an experience fraught with stress and uncertainty. So, does signing up with more than one recruit further ease the difficulties...
Francine Iopu from ASCC Students' Association for FaaSamoa and Intersections Taiala Peer Leader met the Administration for Native Americans (ANA) Acting Commissioner Stacey Ecoffey after the Native Youth Leadership Panel. Iopu was the Pacific Region representative on the panel, held during the ANA...

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