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Su’a 6348 Rep. Su’a Alexander Eli Jennings and customers who showed up at his display table last week at the Fagatogo Market Place to check on gluten free breadfruit flour and two dried breadfruit that can be used to make hash brown. [photo: FS]   Su’a 6376 These ladies were some of the several...
In withdrawing the United States from participating in the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, US President Donald J. Trump says the US will negotiate directly with each country when it comes to trade agreements. Trump on Monday signed an executive order withdrawing US participation in the...
In an effort to attract foreign investors, the American Samoa Government has applied to the federal government for a regional center in the territory under the federal EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program, which is known as EB-5 Program for the name of the employment-based fifth preference visa that...
Hospital’s Chief Executive Officer, Taufete’e John Faumuina welcomes the “unannounced” visit by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) officials, who arrived last Friday night. Taufete’e declined to further comment on the CMS visit, only telling Samoa News earlier this week that “it’s...
“We have lost a great traditional leader, he was a pillar in his county, his village, his family and the Government of American Samoa, for he has worked in all of the three branches of the government,” said Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga, who is stunned by the news that Western District Governor...
Due to internet costs in American Samoa, Datamatics, the company looking to set up a local business process outsourcing (BPO) operation — similar to a call center — has opted out of the territory, despite the local government’s tax breaks, according to Commerce Department Acting Director, Keniseli...
WIFE BEATING CASE The High Court has scheduled for late next month the pre trial conference hearing for a man accused of beating his wife, who allegedly suffered bruises to her body and face. The defendant, who Samoa News does not identify by name in these types of cases to protect the victim, had...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has announced six more cabinet appointments, which includes six designated as acting directors subject to Fono confirmation. The separate memos, all dated yesterday, were released late yesterday afternoon by the Governor’s Office. “Pending nomination and confirmation” by...
Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga has called on the Workmen’s Compensation officials to assist the families of the six men who were injured as a result of the electrocution accident that occurred two weeks ago at the Manu’a’s Store, in the Senator Inouye Industrial Park. “The incident is not lost on...
The government’s $13.6 million vessel, MV Manu’atele, has yet to sail to the Manu’a island group, as planned for last week, while there are at least two US Coast Guard issues to be addressed first by Port Administration. The vessel was to have sailed to Manu’a last week Wednesday after a problem...

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