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Department of Health is working to identify the validity of about $113,000 of the more than $200,000 of an outstanding debt that the Health Department is alleged to owe to Nevada-based Pima Prevention Partnership (PPP), which provided service to DOH during the previous administration, says Health...
Newly confirmed Public Defender, Douglas Fiaui is hoping to work with the Legislature to find “a way out of the darkness” for some of the people convicted of felony crimes, so they are able to return back to society to find work and take care of themselves and their families. Additionally, these...
With data showing below basic level test results in Reading and Math for third grade students over the last two years, Education director Dr. Ruth Matagi-Tofiga has urged principals to work together with teachers and parents to make a difference in the public education system. This was one of the...
ASG Treasurer Uelinitone Tonumaipea says the Treasury Department has the electronic equipment to monitor and track revenue earned through a sales tax, which is being considered by the Lolo Administration. Discussion of a sales tax for American Samoa surfaced during Tonumaipea’s recent Senate...
By next year, Phase I of the LBJ Medical Center’s major construction project is expected to be completed. The work is being carried out by local contractor Paramount Builders and according to company officials, the delay with the project is due to the fact that work has to be done ‘phase-by-phase’...
The Okeanos Explorer, a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) ship, arrived in the territory this past Saturday and the first cruise will start today, February 16 to March 2, conducting daily daytime remotely operated vehicle (ROV) dives and overnight mapping operations in and...
Despite knowing that “I didn’t do anything wrong,” Simeonica Tuiteleleapaga said she was on the floor and kneeling before her boss, Human and Social Services director Taeaoafua Dr. Meki Solomona during a private meeting, in his office, a few days after the director berated her in front of some 200...
Certified members of the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Health Safety & Health Institute as well as other organizations will be hosting a free Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training next week Saturday, according to (AHA) Certified Heart Saver Instructor Louisa Te’o...
The National Weather Service at 9:30 this morning has issued a FLASH FLOOD WARNING for Tutuila, Aunu’u, Manu’a and Swains until 12:00 p.m., February 15, 2017. This is due to heavy rainfall continuing to move across affected areas through the next couple of hours. This will cause runoffs in small...
On Saturday, February 11, the local Auxiliary flotilla teamed up with friends and neighbors at Coconut Point and collected trash and debris from the mangrove swamp bordering Pala Lagoon. About a half a ton of trash was collected between noon and 3p.m. by a dozen volunteers. It was hot and muddy but...

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