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Chief election officer, Uiagalelei Dr. Lealofi Uiagalelei has designated three official polling stations for tomorrow’s special election for House of Representatives District# 5, Sua#1 - comprised of Fagaitua, Amaua, Auto, Avaio, Alega, Aumi and Laulii. According to Uiagalelei, electors in the...
Manumalo Academy High School took home a check of $600 from the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council, for placing first in the high school fisheries exhibit contest hosted by the Council last Wednesday evening at the Governor H. Rex Auditorium in Utulei. Themed "Fishing: Food. Life....
Yesterday morning, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017 — a fire broke out on the second floor of the Department of Public Safety's Fagatogo Central Station, specifically the area that houses the Criminal Investigation Division (CID). DPS employees said they were called in to come remove their belongings but when...
An incident two weeks ago involving two students from Tafuna High School allegedly caught in possession of a glass pipe containing an illegal substance, resulted in the arrest of two men who appeared in the District Court last week. Iosefa Alo, a DOE elementary school teacher, and Galu Nofoa are...
This is the second installment of a four-part report on the Fono's budget — which totals nearly $7 million for FY 2018 — and includes a breakdown of where taxpayer funds are being spent by the Senate, the House of Representatives, the Legislative Finance Office (LFO), and the Legislative Reference...
A piece of land in American Samoa that belongs to the Samoan government has been allocated for the use of the American Samoa Taxi Owners Association (T.O.A).  This is according to the public notice by the Board and trustees of Taxi Owners Association in American Samoa. The land is located in...
The role of women as leaders in the Pacific region and their resilience in forging ahead despite difficulties has been recognised and celebrated in an awards ceremony. The Stars of Oceania acknowledges individuals for their exemplary service, leadership by example and strength overcoming challenges...
Samoa's Supreme Court has dismissed an attempted murder charge against a man who admitted assaulting his wife because she was having an affair with a taxi driver. The Samoa Observer reported that Latai Pule was initially charged with causing bodily harm, being armed with a dangerous weapon, using...
American Samoa-based StarKist Samoa has distributed tuna to more than 1500 employees who will be without work for the next five weeks. From this weekend until November 26 the Satala Fish processing plant will be closed for installation of equipment and upgrades intended to make it environmentally...
AMERICAN SAMOA JOINS U.S. CLIMATE CHANGE ALLIANCE — American Samoa Governor Lolo Moliga has pledged support for the intent of the Paris Agreement on climate change and is backing the United States Climate Alliance. The same day President Trump pulled out of the Paris Agreement, New York, California...

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