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Families affected by the 5-week StarKist Samoa shutdown got a sigh of relief last Saturday when close to 1700 care packages containing non-perishable food items were distributed to them — thanks to the efforts of Tapumanaia Galu Satele Jr. and everyone who donated to the "Love Thy Neighbor" program...
Drugs, weapons, and a huge amount of cash were confiscated by armed detectives of the DPS Vice & Narcotics Unit during the early morning hours last Thursday, when they executed a search warrant on two homes — one in Taputimu, the other in Alofau — and on a taxi on the main road, suspected to...
Washington, D.C. — Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga and Congresswoman Aumua Amata together advanced American Samoa’s economic development interests through a series of meetings throughout the week, including StarKist CEO Andrew Choe, the honorable Governor Gary Herbert of Utah, and also the honorable...
The Science/Health Division of Office of Curriculum and Instruction, American Samoa Department of Education announced the Top winners at the 30th annual High School Science Symposium — STEM related competition for high school students. The high school science symposium is a special project adopted...
The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has opened a federal investigation into the death of the 62-year old captain of the US flagged purse seiner, Cape Farret, who died Oct. 28, while the vessel was in Pago Pago. As reported by Samoa News yesterday police had investigated the...
Chief Justice Michael Kruse has subpoenaed the Attorney General to appear in court on January 12, 2018 to explain why Joeita Fa’aaliga’s file is missing from the Immigration Office, and how this person entered the territory back in 2012. Fa’aaliga — who is serving a 12-year straight sentence for...
American Samoa joined the rest of the nation in honoring veterans during a special ceremony held at the VA Memorial in Tafuna last Friday morning. Government leaders, veterans, families and friends came together to pay tribute to the sacrifices of the men and women in the US Armed Forces. Lt. Gov....
At last week’s 2017-2018 Tropical Cyclone Workshop for local media, the US Coast Guard shared with participants details of the agency’s Marine Safety Information Bulletins (MSIB), which are issued specifically for the Port of Pago Pago and mariners when there is an approaching storm. Frank Thomsen...
What initially started off as a low key pick-a-thon for Manumalo High School students turned into something bigger last Saturday when the school announced that it will 'adopt' the Pala Lagoon in Tafuna as part of its contribution to the Keep American Samoa Beautiful (KASB) program, spearheaded by...
It's been a month since a small fire broke out on the second floor of the Dept. of Public Safety's main building in Fagatogo and now work is being carried out to repair the area that was damaged by the blaze. The structure, along with the two small buildings to the east of it (the old jail, which...

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