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An incident report by the pilot of a Talofa Airways plane that endured a landing gear problem at the Pago Pago International Airport last Thursday — a problem that occurred after the plane landed safely — was presented yesterday to senators and read in part in Samoan by Port Administration director...
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata announced on Thursday, nominations of fourteen students for consideration by the service academies. These select nominations were based on the students’ academic records, essays and letters of recommendation from their teachers, church leaders and local...
After 15 long years, the Pala Lagoon Swimming Center at Lions Park — across the street from ANZ Bank — will officially be dedicated today at 9 a.m. The facilities will be open to the public at 1 p.m. and will remain open until 6 p.m. A $5 fee is required for everyone who uses the facilities, no...
If a federal government shutdown commences at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20th, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has issued an ASG Shutdown Order, outlining procedures to take and exempted services since a federal shutdown will have a direct impact on ASG finances. Congress passed late last year a partial...
A jury trial for Gerhard Otto Haleck, who is facing one count of unlawful possession of a controlled substance (marijuana), in connection with a drug bust at the Post Office on Jan. 03, 2017, is ongoing this week at the High Court. The offense is punishable by between five to ten years in jail, a...
Surrounded by church ministers of the Assemblies of God is the lace-covered coffin of the late Rev. Elder Siaosi Ietitaia Mageo, with a bouquet of flowers, at the start of his Memorial Service at the Assemblies of God Hall at Tafuna yesterday. His final memorial service is scheduled for tomorrow,...
The legal battle between Aoe’e Adolfo Montenegro and his former employer Bluesky Communication and its Spain-based parent company, Amper S.A., is moving towards being resolved in High Court — soon, according to a brief statement released through Bluesky Samoa. Samoa News understands that the...
Dengue is not going away “it’s here to stay,” declared Dr. Iotamo Saleapaga, medical director at LBJ Medical Center during testimony before a Senate Committee of the Whole hearing on Tuesday. Health issues covered during the hearing included mosquito-borne diseases - Dengue and Zika - with concerns...
Washington, D.C. — Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018 — Congresswoman Aumua Amata co-sponsored and highlighted a bill unanimously passed by the Natural Resources Committee to expand and improve the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps (21CSC) program. The bill creates more opportunities for veterans,...
Sauitufuga Masefau Pita Suiaunoa was sworn in as the senator for the Alataua District during a brief ceremony held yesterday at the Senate chamber. The Alataua senatorial seat became vacant late last year after Sen. Paepae Iosefa Faiai stepped down to become a new Associate Judge of the High Court...

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