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HAL's Maasdam will visit Pago Pago twice this year.  [courtesy photo]
ADOPT-A-SCHOOL Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga's Adopt-a-School initiative is still in full effect, with government departments and agencies visiting their designated 'adopted schools' to start major clean-up efforts in preparation for the new school year which starts later this month. The Governor's...
Local attorney David Vargas has confirmed that he has been appointed by the High Court as Independent Prosecutor (IP), but declined to reveal details. The IP appointment came to light last month during a Samoa News interview with Attorney General Talauega Eleasalo Ale, who said that his office has...
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FUIVAI SUA AND LUALIMA TALIU Two men accused by the government of stealing and burglary, are back in the Territorial Correctional Facility to await their pretrial conference hearing set for Sept. 26th in the High Court. Fuivai Sua, who is charged with one felony count of stealing, and Lualima Taliu...
Ti’a Ofisa of Faga'itua with his granddaughter looking through the local produce sold at the Market Place in Fagatogo yesterday afternoon. Under the Reimbursement of Transportation Cost Payment Program (RTCP) commercial farmers in American Samoa are eligible to recoup up to 25% of their transportation costs for farm purchases made in fiscal year 2017. See story for full details.  [photo: Sabrina Amosa]
The USDA Farm Service Agency of American Samoa announced recently that through the Reimbursement of Transportation Cost Payment Program (RTCP) commercial farmers in American Samoa are eligible to recoup up to 25% of their transportation costs for farm purchases made in fiscal year 2017.  “This...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata. [courtesy photo]
AMATA WELCOMES ACTION FOR VETERANS TELEHEALTH Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Aumua Amata, who serves on the Veterans Affairs Committee and its Health Subcommittee, on Thursday welcomed an invite to the White House announcement of action to make healthcare more readily available to the veterans of...
Some of the estimated 25 business representatives who attended Wednesday night’s Chamber of Commerce general membership meeting, where the ASG Revenue Task Force presented its revenue measure proposals submitted by the governor to the Fono. Also in attendance was Fono legal counsel, Nathaniel Savali (far right-back row), who was there as an observer.  [photo: FS]
In his presentation Wednesday night at the Chamber of Commerce general membership meeting regarding the Administration's proposed revenue measures submitted to the Fono, the ASG Revenue Task Force chairman, Attorney General Talauega Eleasalo Ale said the “honest truth is” that ASG’s monthly...
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The 28 young teachers from the World Teach Program are really enjoying American Samoa's cool and sunny climate this time of year. Yesterday morning, Samoa News caught up with them as they were preparing to take a hike up Vatia National Park. The group met briefly yesterday morning for a pep talk...
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The Fono Building in Fagatogo will be demolished as soon as a "Notice to Proceed" is issued. So says an official from Paramount Builders, responding to Samoa News inquiries yesterday afternoon. Paramount Builders won the contract for the demolition job, beating out a handful of other local...
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The Trial Division of the High Court of American Samoa has taken under advisement a motion to suppress statements made by 87-year old Joseph T. Yandall to police when they interviewed him twice — in November 2016 and on March 07, 2017. The court has also taken under advisement a second motion, to...
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American Samoa Community College’s Vice President of Administration and Finance, Dr. Mikaele Etuale has tendered his resignation but no additional information is available on the reason for him leaving and when exactly he tendered his resignation. Dr. Etuale has worked at ASCC for several years,...

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