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Despite objections from the American Samoa Power Authority and a federal agency, the US Army Corps of Engineer has decided to take “No Action on the Proposed Aua Pipeline” project over which Aua residents and ASPA had raised concerns about soil contaminated with fuel that then becomes a health risk...
The Village Walks program in American Samoa was an intervention activity that promoted healthy living set up by the Children’s Healthy Living Fund (CHL), an extension program of the University of Hawaiʻ at Mānoa College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources. The three walks included the...
A small locally based mill operation producing gluten free breadfruit flour using a retrofitted freight container dehydrator prototype has “made really good stride” and pancakes and cookies in which breadfruit flour was used tasted “very good,” says Dr. Jeff Gwirtz, Kansas State University’s...
 Lt. Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga used his speech at yesterday’s opening of the three-day 7th Bilateral Health Summit of the two Samoas to call on the people of American Samoa to come together to move the government forward, now that the 2016 general election is over and the people have spoken through...
A Samoa News reader pointed out that in all the articles and interviews reported by Samoa News, “I cannot find anywhere where it states the vegetables are not fit for consumption, yet the ban is widespread in order to protect our children and people.” “What is very important to Agriculture is the ‘...
TUMUATASI LEFATIA The High Court has continued until later next month a hearing on whether it has accepted a plea agreement between the government and a woman, who is believed to be the owner of Le Aute Bar. Tumuatasi Lefatia was charged in March last year, following a police raid of the Le Aute...
AMERICAN SAMOAN UNOPPOSED IN US CITY MAYORAL RACE Incumbent Mayor Elizabeth ‘Malae’ Langkilde Kautz, a daughter of American Samoa ran unopposed in the mayoral race for the City of Burnsville in Minnesota receiving more than 22,000 votes during the Nov. 8th general election, according to City of...
*/ Washington, D.C.— Congresswoman Aumua Amata and the Committee on Natural Resources met in open session last Tuesday and reconvened the following day to mark-up several pieces of legislation before the close of the 114th Congress. “The dust from elections has only just settled, but I am glad...
This Samoa News photo shows an old picture of the Hospital of American Samoa in Utulei, where currently, The AP Executive Office Building is located and the photo was part of a slide show by Health Department’s Dr. Peni Biukoto at yesterday’s day-two of the 7th Bilateral Health Summit at the Gov. H...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has appointed a committee to look at ways to assist, including possible federal funding, for the “up to 800 or possibly more,” employees who will lose their jobs when Samoa Tuna Processors (STP) Inc. cannery closes its operations next month, says Commerce Department...

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