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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Twelve students from the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) are participating in local and off-island summer internships in Agriculture and related fields through ASCC’s Agriculture, Community and Natural Resources (ACNR) Division. “Over the summer, the interns will...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A hike in the cost of imported taro from Samoa once the ban was lifted, as well as high increased demand in export of turkey tail to Samoa, resulted in a slight jump for the American Samoa Basic Food Index (BFI) for May 2018, according to the BFI summary data released...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has been informed by Hawaiian Airlines management regarding its Pago Pago flight schedule being reverted back to the normal time effective July 11th, says the governor’s executive assistant Iulogologo Joseph Pereira. He said the governor “is...
Congratulations to Damascus T. Mila for winning a case of 3# (6 Cans) of Palm Pisupo for his dad Teila Mila for Father’s Day. Damascus in his short story about his dad said, “He loves having Palm Pisupo with local cabbage cooked together, seasoned with some onions and black pepper.”Happy Father’s...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — There has been a lot of positive feedback from prison inmates, their families, and also several police officers regarding the many changes at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) in Tafuna. Some of these changes include the installation of a new fence inside the...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young man with a pair of outstanding bench warrants in the High Court was arrested by police for allegedly trying to break into a vehicle that was parked at the LBJ parking lot Tuesday afternoon. Lauolefiso Naea made his initial appearance in District Court Wednesday...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The federal executive branch contends that any grievance towards US citizenship when it comes to persons born in American Samoa should be directed to the US Congress, which has the authority to define the relationship between territories and the United States. This is...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — McDonald’s presented $36,000 in scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year to 4 high school seniors to attend ASCC and 1 ASCC graduate to continue a degree program off-island. McDonald’s scholarships are very competitive and each applicant must meet the required...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — O le taeao ananafi na fa'ataunu'u ai le sauniga o le Fa'au'uga a le Aoga Maualuga a Kanana Fou, lea na fa'au'u mai ai le to'a 20 o fanau aoga. O le susuga Mali'oli'o Ailima, le sui pulea'oga, sa ia saunoa fa'afeiloa'i ia i latou na auai i le sauniga.  Na muaimalae le...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Turns out, the 8th grade Pava'ia'i Elementary School student who died Wednesday afternoon following a drowning accident at the Pala Lagoon Swimming Center was not escorted to meet the EMS unit by a DOE vehicle. Instead, according to an eyewitness, it was a truck...

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