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Samoa is questioning why American Samoa is continuing a taro importation ban from its western cousins. The chief executive of Samoa's Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries said the taro virus that caused the ban has been found in crops from American Samoa. Tilafono David Hunter said the ministry...
The new Brownell’s modern replica of the first famous M16, that featured no chrome barrel, no forward assist, and no cleaning kit, is very special.   Fortunately the Brownell’s version works superbly as a civilian semi automatic AR (available to civilians in most US States) with the OD Green “...
The US Federal Aviation Administration has requested a detailed report from officials at the Pago Pago International Airport regarding the “laser incident” last Friday night when a Hawaiian Airlines aircraft was attempting to land. Meanwhile, Hawaiian Airlines says the pilot reported the laser beam...
Findings of the first ever intensive study of visitors arrival and departure at the Pago Pago International Airport will help improve the quality and enhance services for visitors to American Samoa, says American Samoa Visitors Bureau (ASVB) executive director David Vaeafe. “American Samoa’s...
American Samoa Hawaii Cable, LLC (ASH) has successfully completed a major upgrade to the Samoa-American Samoa (SAS) cable network equipment earlier this month, which will now enhance the Data capacity of SAS up to one hundred times higher.  All customers were notified of the planned upgrade, which...
ASG Office of Political Status, Constitutional Review and Federal Relations executive director Tapaau Dr. Daniel Aga has shared with senators the six criteria that are reviewed by his office when there are questions pertaining to proposed amendments to the American Samoa Constitution. Tapaau...
A donation of $50,000 from the Leala Peter Reid Foundation was presented earlier this week to Bishop Peter Brown, head of the Diocese of Samoa Pago Pago, to assist the local Catholic schools and Hope House. Foundation official Olivia Reid made the presentation. The donation is broken down as...
Close to three dozen cops from the Department of Public Safety underwent training earlier this month under a program funded by the DPS Office of Highway Safety (OHS). Law enforcement experts in the field of detecting drunk and drugged drivers arrived from Phoenix, Arizona to carry out the five-day...
As its spring 2018 semester got underway, the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) took the opportunity to recognize the many service projects for students and the community that its academic departments engaged in during 2017. The College’s Academic Affairs division hosted a Faculty Awards...
Washington, D.C. - Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed newly introduced companion legislation from the honorable Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah, the President pro tempore of the U.S. Senate, that mirrors her bill to ensure reliable air service in American Samoa. Congresswoman Amata’s bill, H.R. 276,...

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