Local News

Four prisoners escaped Sunday night from the Territorial Correctional Facility, and as of late yesterday afternoon, one had been found, while three (3) were still at large, according to Police Commissioner Lei Sonny Thompson. Le’i did not say how or why the prisoners escaped, and did not identify...
This past weekend, Samoa News visited the LBJ Medical Center in Fagaalu and watched as some patients — several of them with IVs intact - were walking out of the Emergency Room, heading out to the section of the parking lot where emergency vehicles (ambulance) generally park when transporting a...
The Department of Health in American Samoa is being asked what measures it's taking to protect the territory from dengue fever. This followed five deaths in neighbouring Samoa from a dengue outbreak that began in October. On Friday, American Samoan senator Nuanuaolefeagaiga Saoluaga Nua called for...
American Samoa is participating in the Girls Go CyberStart program, a free online cybersecurity game offered by the SANS Institute. This was announced by Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga in a press release issued last week. The primary objective of this program is to introduce our youth to the field...
Popular Reggae Soul band, Culture Crew, from Utah, U.S.A, is heading to both Samoas next month. On tour with a mission to weave the two universal languages of music and love, these soulful singers aren’t just coming to serenade us with their soulful sounds.  Their goal is also to end the water...
To “address public safety concerns”, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has submitted for Fono approval, legislation that seeks to update the territory’s “tint law” which has not been updated since 1972, when the law was first put in place regulating tint on vehicles. Not clearly stated in the law is...
Proposals to amend local tobacco law to include e-cigarettes and raise the smoking age to 21; as well as the protection and rights of all senior citizens, are some of the planned measures the Lolo Administration is looking at submitting to the Fono for review and consideration. The proposals are...
With the support of American Samoa Visitor Bureau (ASVB), Jasons Travel Media (Jasons) is pleased to announce the launch of the first Jasons American Samoa Visitor Map, available in market from January 2018. The map will be distributed through Travel Agents in New Zealand and Australia, at Auckland...
The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is providing specific details regarding a Talofa Airways incident at Pago Pago International Airport after Sen. Magalei Logovi’I voiced concerns about the slow emergency response from the airport’s rescue crew. Responding to Samoa News inquiries, FAA...
Interior Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas, Doug Domenech announced yesterday the release of more than $9.6 million in grant funding to American Samoa through the Office of Insular Affairs’ (OIA) Capital Improvement Project (CIP) Program for fiscal year 2017, according to a press release.  “We...

Pages

Comment Here