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American Samoa’s new multimillion dollar vessel for Manu’a is expected to sail into Honolulu this weekend with a tentative arrival in Pago Pago scheduled for the first week of next month, says Port Administration Director Taimalelagi Dr. Claire Tuia Poumele, who has been in Seattle, Washington for...
Washington, D.C.  — Congresswoman Aumua Amata has nominated eighteen students to one or more of the service academies. Selection was based on the students overall academic record, essay and letters of recommendations from their teachers, church leaders and local community leaders and verification...
Two employees of Paramount Builders recently returned to the territory after sitting — and passing — a certification test for the "ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician- Grade 1" in Hawai’i. Tuali'i Tu'ufa'anatu and Pua Ifopo are two of the eleven local residents, who have attained certification in...
LBJ Medical Center’s Loata Sipili has joined the ranks of over 19,280 health care professionals across the nation as a certified diabetes educator — by the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE). NCBDE is an independent organization that promotes the interests of diabetes...
Department of Public Safety has begun its annual holiday enforcement program, which includes setting up roadblocks at designated unannounced locations in an effort to reduce drunk driving during the holiday season and to keep peace in the community. The enforcement program, which is also part of a...
StarKist Co. is investing in the US flagged longline fleet based in American Samoa so that the fishing fleet, also a supply source for the company’s StarKist Samoa cannery, can achieve Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification. Tautai O Samoa Longline & Fishing Association has expressed...
Deputy Police Commissioner Vaimaga Maiava has dismissed claims that the reason for two recent alleged assaults of inmates by other inmates were due to shortage of Territorial Correctional Facility officers. Police investigations into the two assault cases — which occurred within the last two and...
A taxi driver has been issued a traffic citation by police after his taxi crashed into the front gate of the Pago Pago Youth Center building, which houses the Department of Youth and Women’s Affairs, around 5a.m. on Monday. The taxicab then smashed through the wall on the ground floor of the...
Lt. Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga delivered special remarks on behalf of the territorial government during Monday’s official dedication and launching of a new local television station — HOPE Channel American Samoa — covering religious programming. Local businessman Bill Hyman, who owned TV station K11UU...
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Aumua Amata, issued the following statement in reaction to the appointment of Representative Ryan Zinke (R-MT) to lead the Department of the Interior. “I could not be happier with the selection of my friend and classmate Ryan Zinke for the Interior Secretary post....

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