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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — O le aso Tofi ua te’a na faatautaia ai le sauniga o le fa'au'uga mo le fanau fa'ai'uaso e to'a ono a le Manumalo Baptist Academy, ma o se fa'ato'a toe fa'aa'e mai lea o se vasega faau'u mai le vasega 12 talu ona taofia a'o faia nisi suiga i lea laumua. O i la'ua na fa'...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Well-known local businessman and community leader Fanene Morris Scanlan passed away over the weekend at LBJ Medical Center, at 12:30a.m. on May 27, 2018 at the age of 82. Fanene’s local businesses include Morris Scanlan Service Station in Utulei, which includes an ice...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The CEO of the LBJ Hospital in American Samoa has confirmed the discovery of drugs in the hospital mail. KHJ News reports seven packages which tested positive for crystal methamphetamine, or ice, were found in the LBJ mail earlier this week. The packages were addressed...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Chief Justice Michael Kruse will not rest until the court finds out who made the decision to release a man on a $3,000 cash bond after he was charged with first-degree assault — this after District Court Judge Fiti Sunia had ordered he was to be held in custody with “no...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Lolo Administration is hopeful that StarKist Inc., sub-lease of Samoa Tuna Processors (STP) Inc. facility will boost local employment, a statement echoed by some in the private sector, looking for more economic growth, through job creation, for the territory....
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Two US based fishery companies are of the opinion that splitting the fishing days in the Effort Limit Area for Purse Seine (ELAPS) will hurt the cannery in American Samoa and it will be a challenge to the cannery’s fish supply. Through a proposed rule making, the US...
Washington, D.C. – Saturday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata was presented with a doctorate of laws by the University of Guam, and gave remarks at the commencement exercises centered on her work in the U.S. House of Representatives. “My prayer, like the Psalmist, is that God would ‘establish the work of...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The two former DPS police officers accused of sexually harassing two female cops each made their initial appearance before District Court Judge Fiti Sunia last Friday, where their attorneys announced their not guilty pleas to the single charge against them. Private...
While flags fly and politicians preach patriotism, millions of our veterans remain neglected. Here are seven examples. 20 – Twenty veterans die by suicide each day. In fact, the risk for suicide is 22 percent higher among veterans than the non-veteran population, according to the Veterans...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  Through a proposed rule making, the US National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) outlined how it will allocate the additional 100 fishing days for the US purse seiner fleet fishing in the region to help American Samoa’s economy and its tuna canneries. The NMFS is also...

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