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Front ROW during flag raising yesterday for the 2018 Flag Day ceremony at Veterans Memorial Stadium [l-r]  Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga n his wife Cynthia Moliga; U.S. Interior Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs, Doug Domenech; Chief Justice Michael Kruse and his wife Gail; Senate President Gaoteote Tofau Palaie; and House Speaker Savali Talavou Ale and his wife. [photo: AF]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In his keynote Flag Day address, U.S. Interior Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs, Doug Domenech said he is committed to serving not only the people of American Samoa, but all citizens in US insular areas. Speaking at the Veterans Memorial Stadium...
EMS employees seen moving out of the DPS Substation in Tafuna on Sunday morning. Samoa News was told that EMS was ordered to vacate the small building they share with the TCF Trustees at the substation on Friday, April 6th. They are currently still looking for a base of operations on the west side, according to EMS.  [photo: AF]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — EMS Tafuna is looking for a new home after DPS Commissioner Le’i Sonny Thompson ordered them to vacate the Tafuna Substation. Samoa News understands the decision was made at the cabinet level. Upon being notified, the CEO of the LBJ Hospital  informed the EMS Chief of...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Department of Homeland Security is following up leads after laser beams were trained on the cockpit of the Hawaiian Airlines flight during a flight from Honolulu to Pago Pago last Thursday. The Director of Homeland Security Samana Semo Ve'ave'a said based on...
Merlin Gerin Lloren and her son in a 2017 photo. [SN file photo]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Immigration officer Siliva Patu can't recall whether he received any bond money from the family of the 7-month pregnant Filipino national who was forced to leave American Samoa last month. Patu kept changing his statement Samoa News asked him about the $2,200 the family...
JROTC students standing at attention and saluting at today's Flag Day ceremony.  [photo: AF]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Today marks the 118th Flag Day celebration in American Samoa, marking the more than 100 years since American Samoa become a US territory. In his Flag Day remarks at the Veterans Memorial Stadium, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga noted that Flag Day is an annual celebration in...
PAGO PAGO, AMERICAN SAMOA - U.S. Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary Insular and International Affairs Doug Domenech and Office of Insular Affairs Director Nik Pula are in American Samoa this week where they have joined in the festivities to celebrate the 118th anniversary of Flag Day. “...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In response to the usual busy travel summer months, Hawaiian Airlines is adding 13 extra flights for the summer months this year. Hawaiian spokesperson Ann Botticelli confirmed to Samoa News on Friday that the extra sections will operate on Tuesdays starting on June 5 to...
 Members of the ASCC chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society recently hosted 17 visitors from the School of International Training. (SIT). The two groups are seen here enjoying an afternoon of fellowship at Utulei Beach Park.  [Photo: J. Kneubuhl]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — One component of the Mission of the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) is to promote awareness of Samoa and the Pacific, while one of the College’s Institutional Learning Outcomes is that students acquire proficiencies as Global Citizens. A recent project by the...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — While most military veterans in the US Pacific islands received timely primary and mental heath care, the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that some delays and weaknesses in the referral process to community providers such as inconsistent guidance of staff...
The Fuao faustasi of the village of Vatia — built by famed fautasi builder Leotiti Maselino Ioane was christened in 2012.  [photo: Samoa News / FV]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Before dawn in American Samoa winds are starting to die down and the rain is expected to diminish to occasional showers as the territory gathers at Veterans Memorial Stadium to celebrate Flag Day 2018.  A full slate of events are on tap starting with the Flag Raising,...

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