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Secretary of Samoan Affairs, Mauga Tasi Asuega. [SN file photo]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Office of Samoan Affairs will be spearheading a public awareness campaign to education the community on the veto override amendment to the local Constitution before the November general election. The amendment was approved before the close of the 3rd Regulation session...
Afa Fuimaono outside of the Court after he was sentenced last Friday for using a machete to strike another man three times during a land dispute in December of last year. During sentencing, Chief Justice Michael Kruse pointed out that sadly the land belongs to neither men — yet the incident has had such a negative impact on both men's lives.  [photo by AF]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “There are many non violent ways to mediate disagreements that can occur from land disputes in American Samoa, and a machete is not one of them.” This was the statement assistant attorney general Woodrow Pengelly gave to the Judges during the sentencing of a 48-year-old...
Justina Tavana and Natalia Seufale [photo: Blue Chen-Fruean]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Justina Tavana and Natalia Seufale travelled with the Rheumatic Relief Program team from Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah, that visited the territory last week, offering free screening for a disease that is becoming prevalent on the island. Last year,...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — As of Monday this past week, the US Small Business Administration had approved 212 disaster loan applications for businesses and residents that were impacted by Tropical Storm Gita, says SBA public information officer, Yolanda Stokes. The approved low interest loan...
ASG Commerce Department director, Keniseli Lafaele [SN file photo]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 2017 Economic Census, which is carried out every five years, officially got underway this past week as the US Census Bureau began notifying businesses nationwide by mail with instructions on how to complete the survey online. According to the Census Bureau, only...
A cook arranges his roast pork, duck and chicken offerings at the Food Loft, Woodlands, Singapore. [photo: Barry Markowitz, 5/1/18]
SINGAPORE — Singapore is a delight in so many ways. As an island nation near the equator, Singapore has much in common with our Samoas. Always of interest to Samoans is food. In the modern Samoan mindset with the diabetes and high blood pressure epidemics, Singapore is a wonderful role model. On...
Luki Te'etai Tuitasi and the crew from Public Works are shown in the Oct 2017 Samoa News file photo preparing the area in front of the Jean P. Hayden Museum, for the construction of a new 2-story structure that will provide more storage, office and display space for the Jean P. Hayden Museum. [photo: Blue Chen-Fruean]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Jean P. Hayden Museum, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, will be getting a much needed facelift after the American Samoa Historic Preservation Office (ASHPO) got the green light to reprogram $50,000 from its FY 2016 grant funding to carry...
 [Photo: RNZI/Autagavaia Tipi Autagavaia]
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's Talofa Airways is resuming flights on the Apia to Pago Pago route at the American Samoa airport. A statement from the Apia-based airline says scheduled flights to and from American Samoa will commence on Monday Samoa time and Sunday in American Samoa. Talofa Airways was...
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND and EATONTOWN, N.J., USA – Hawaiki Submarine Cable LP and TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. company and an industry pioneer in undersea communications technology, today announced that the final splice of the Hawaiki Submarine Cable has been made and the system is on schedule...
DRC CONTINUES TO SUPPORT DISASTER SURVIVORS WHO REGISTERED Although registration at the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) for those impacted by Tropical Storm Gita, ended at the close of business on May 1st, the DRC is still open to assist disaster survivors until May 19th. Located inside the DYWA...

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