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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...
The Department of Public Safety is tight lipped about the escape of an inmate from the Tafuna Correctional Facility early Sunday morning. The inmate in question is Tao Liu, who was being held behind bars on a no bail status on 11 criminal charges, which included attempted assault, unlawful...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has signed an agreement with the US Federal Aviation Administration releasing over $22 million for the relocation of the airport jet fuel tanks and to finance airport improvement projects. The funds were made available following a request by the governor to US...
The AS-EPA KASB program has continued its efforts to clear roadsides, streams and beaches of littered trash. Of the 20 groups that are conducting monthly cleanups, 13 were able to submit data from April to June 2016 showing the types of trash collected from their adopted areas. The committed groups...
Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, September 28, 2016 — Congresswoman Aumua Amata, took to the House floor and issued the following statement last week, to honor her colleague and friend, Representative Mark Takai of Hawai’i, who passed away last month after a long and hard fought battle with cancer....

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