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Floodlights and generators, along with a security system are some of the projects American Samoa has identified to be funded with proceeds from the $1 million that the territory received from the federal government following the 2009 tsunami. The latest update on projects to be funded with the $1...
A Honolulu-based fishery company has reached out to Tri Marine International for possible transition of workers who were laid off last December when Tri Marine’s Samoa Tuna Processors Inc., cannery was shut down — to work in Hawai’i. The STP workforce transition is among the issues expected for...
A federal judge in Honolulu has ruled in favor of the Territory of American Samoa, saying that the National Marine Fishery Service (NMFS) decision in 2016 to reduce the large vessel protected area in waters of American Samoa “is invalid”. U.S District Court Judge Leslie E. Kobayahi also ruled that...
A U.S government attorney for two federal agencies has requested that the U.S Federal Communications Commission (FCC) “defer” action, while their review is ongoing on the application by Fiji based Amalgamated Telecom Holdings Limited (ATH) to acquire Bluesky assets in American Samoa, according to...
During an hour-long House Education Committee hearing last Thursday, Education director Dr. Ruth Matagi-Tofiga told lawmakers about some minor changes she has made since being confirmed last month to the directorship post. Matagi-Tofiga also reiterated her previous public call for the community —...
US SENATE PASSES MEASURE TO NAME VA CLINIC AFTER FALEOMAVAEGA The US Senate has passed “by unanimous consent” a U.S House measure, sponsored by Congresswoman Aumua Amata, to name the US Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic in American Samoa, the “Faleomavaega Eni Fa’auaa Hunkin VA...
The U.S. Coast Guard put the $13.8 million MV Manu’atele vessel on hold after one of its two generators failed during a trip more than a week ago, according to Coast Guard and ASG officials. Without a sail last week for the Manu’a islands, there are already concerns from residents as to when the MV...
The Election Office has started the process of purging — or removing — names of electors from the official voter registration roll as required by law following last November’s general election, while updated data is now available regarding the election two years ago. In its fiscal year 2107 first...
Sixty-eight year old Judith Anne Payes (first from left, sitting at table), and next to her, is LBJ hospital chief executive officer Taufete’e John Faumuina along with hospital employees and officials during an luncheon Friday at the LBJ Medical Center conference room, to recognize, congratulate...
Several federally funded programs that US President Donald J. Trump, is proposing to defund or reduce for the new fiscal year 2018 — which commences Oct. 1, 2017 — will impact American Samoa. Among the ASG entities expected to be impacted are the Territorial Energy Office (TEO), which is 100%...

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