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To improve its financial stipend program and help its patient-recipients, the American Samoa Community Cancer Coalition, through funding received from the Department of the Interior in 2017, in partnership with LBJ Hospital, is establishing a community based ‘patient navigation program’ — Tautai...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has called a special session of the Fono to convene for ten-days to address two pressing issues to be submitted by the administration. Under the local constitution, the governor can call a special session of the Fono and the call letter should include the agenda of issues...
Meghan Tanuvasa is a student enrolled in Abilene Christian University's Master's of Conflict Management and Resolution online program. Currently, she is working as a counselor at the Juvenile Detention Center in Tafuna. "I admire her work and what she's doing as a counselor at the Juvenile...
A man who was arrested during one of the three raids by detectives of the DPS Vice & Narcotics Unit two weeks ago waived his right to a preliminary examination and his case is now bound over to the High Court. Cody Wood, who is still in custody unable to post a $200,000 bond, appeared before...
Family members of several inmates who are serving time at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) are lodging complaints against the American Samoa Government, specifically the Department of Public Safety (DPS), for failing to fulfill their obligation of feeding and taking care of inmates while...
Executive Director of the American Samoa Power Authority (ASPA) Utu Abe Malae apologizes for the "substandard service to Aunu'u at this time" and says he is "looking for someone who can take care of Aunu'u and Manu'a, as the logistics challenge for Aunu'u is actually more difficult than that for...
The Agriculture, Community and Natural Resources (ACNR) Land Grant division of the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) recently held a special presentation titled “See the Change You Want to Be, and Be the Change You Want to See” which included the premiere screening of two new health awareness...
3RD ANNUAL THANKSGIVING GOSPEL CONCERT TO BE HELD AT FALE LAUMEI — Tomorrow night at the Gov. Rex H. Lee Auditorium — fale laumei — the Samoan Gospel Homecoming Singers will hold its 3rd Annual Thanksgiving Concert, featuring Gospel artists like Mose Katina, Suva Bohanak, and Toe Tootoo; and...
Chief Justice Michael Kruse had a special message for Assistant Attorney General, Woodrow Pengelly last week — the Court will dismiss the case against Danny Mika, without prejudice, if the government cannot move forward with a jury trial next month. Mika, who is charged with one count of unlawful...
The US House of Representatives approved last Thursday a major federal tax reform legislation, which includes a provision extending an economic development tax credit for US companies operating in American Samoa. Standing to benefit the most from the tax extender — an issue that territorial...

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