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Criminal Justice Planning Agency director Keith Gebauer has reiterated that there isn’t any more federal funding available from the US Department of Justice to help with community and village programs, which has been helpful to local village groups, or aumaga in past years. Gebauer appeared last...
South Pacific Academy has joined the globe in raising awareness against bullying on the first Monday of October each year. This year they are wearing blue shirts, and decided to also hold a wave in front of their school yesterday morning. More than 200 students participated along with staff and...
“Today is history in the making. Not because we have dared to defy status quo, or endeavored to find banking solutions for our people, our businesses, and our economy, but more so because the leaders of our Territory have come together to find the answer to the crippling challenge affecting the...
The second category of local absentee voting, electors who will be on island but unable to go to the polling stations to cast ballots on election day, Nov. 8th, starts next week. Those qualifed electors are individuals confined to any hospital, public institution, at home because of illness or...
A federal court judge has granted final approval of a multi million dollar settlement in a lawsuit filed in February 2013 by a California resident against StarKist Co., which owns StarKist Samoa cannery in American Samoa. As previously reported by Samoa News, it was July last year that U.S....
Hawaiian Airlines’ decision to assign seats at the airport on its Pago Pago flights was the most efficient way to manage weight distribution for the Boeing 767 aircraft following a six-month survey this year that found that aircraft cabin weight was much heavier than projected, says airline...
Te fare Tahiti Nui (also known as the Maison de la Culture) hosted the first edition of their Polynesia Festival from September 12 – 17 in Papeete. The event brought together delegations from throughout the Polynesian Triangle to showcase and share their culture.   Highlights included native...
Apia, SAMOA — Supreme Court Justice, Lesatele Rapi Vaai has signed off on an order of a mediation outcome between former Secretary General of the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa (CCCS) , Rev. Dr. Afereti Uili and Angeline Lesa a member of his church. As reported earlier Rev. Dr Uili’s...
Bank of Hawaii president and chief executive officer Peter Ho has congratulated Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga a on the “historic chapter for American Samoa” with the establishment of the government owned Territorial Bank of American Samoa set to be launched today. The TBAS opening ceremony is set at...
In a strongly worded letter to Bluesky’s parent company Amper SA, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has demanded an explanation for the “termination and removal” of Aoe’e Adolfo Montenegro as president and chief executive officer of American Samoa Hawai’i LLC., (ASH-Cable), which is minority owned by the...

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