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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...
After a thorough investigation into the unexpected death of a fishing vessel captain last month, local police have recommended to close the case, after they determined no criminal act was involved, and the incident was nothing more than an unfortunate accident. The deceased, a 62-year-old man, was...
The Science Department at the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) hosted its annual Science Symposium last week, an event open to students from both the College and the Territory’s high schools. “The Symposium provides an opportunity, for science to showcase their scientific activities and...
American Samoa Visitors Bureau executive director David Vaeafe is the new chairman of the South Pacific Cruise Alliance (SPCA), a regional cruise ship organization, which will now have its Secretariat office based in the territory, during Vaeafe’s tenure. “This is the first time in a long while...
Visitors to the Tramway site in Utulei will notice the area has been given a facelift. The repairs and upgrades at the Tramway site are part of an ongoing effort to improve the local tourism infrastructure, with an emphasis on eco & heritage tourism. “Ecotourism and heritage tourism are natural...
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Aumua Amata issued the following statement in recognition of Veterans Day 2017: “Thank you to everyone who has served in our nation’s armed forces, and thank you also to every family of those who served. “Veterans Day is particularly important on our beautiful...
An American Samoan woman accused of filing false tax returns with the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for local residents intends to change her plea, according to her attorney in recent court filings at the federal court in Anchorage, Alaska. Coriana Ifopo, 54, was arrested in Honolulu on July 11...

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