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Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata met with Dr. David Schulkin, who serves as the Deputy Under-Secretary for the Veterans Health Administration on Thursday afternoon as part of an ongoing discussion with VA leadership to see what can be done to improve the services and facilities utilized...
Washington State Cougars star safety and former Faga’itua Vikings Shalom Luani is being blown all over social media with the latest story about Luani not facing charges from a fight in a Pullman Domino’s Pizza on August 24, of this year, in Washington state. The Seattle Times reported that Shalom...
As a result of fish-supply shortages, StarKist Co. has confirmed that its StarKist Samoa operation in American Samoa will shut down for one week next month. Samoa News learned Monday from some StarKist Samoa cannery workers of the shutdown starting Oct. 10 — right after the White Sunday holiday —...
An American Samoa Community College student, who claims to have found a dead ‘lizard’ in a plate of food that he was already eating and had purchased Monday from a fast food place is hopeful that Department of Health will take his take concerns seriously. On the other hand, Health Department offers...
The Fono has approved concurrent resolutions expressing gratitude and appreciation of the government and people of American Samoa to Bank of Hawai’i chairman and chief executive officer Peter S. Ho and the bank’s parent company Bank of Hawaii Corporation. However, Sen Galeai Tu’ufuli told his...
A male inmate passed away over the weekend and there are already various unconfirmed reports as to the cause of death, but Police Commissioner Save Liuato Tuitele says they do not suspect foul play. When asked yesterday, the Police Commissioner confirmed that a male inmate passed away Sunday inside...
Privatizing ocean transportation service for the Manu’a islands was raised during a House Transportation Committee hearing where Port Administration deputy director Christopher King and ASG Shipyard Service Authority chief executive officer Moefa’auo William Emmsley were witnesses to discuss ASG...
The people of American Samoa are being credited with the successful September 10th Fishermen’s Day that saw crowds of local residents gathering at the fresh fish market stand before it opened at 6a.m. “The crowd grew bigger and there was a buzz as people shuffled to see the fresh fish from one...
In an email to Bluesky employees, leaked to Samoa News, the CEO of Amper SA (Amper), Jaime Espinosa announced the signing of “the Sale and Purchase Agreement between Amalgamated Telecom Holdings ("ATH") and the Amper Group by which
 Amper sells all its Telecom Businesses in South Pacific to "ATH"....
Concerns — and perhaps some are complaints — have surfaced in the past few months about American Samoa Power Authority executive director Utu Abe Malae “wearing too many hats” in serving the government on a handful of boards and committees. Besides being the ASPA boss, Utu is vice chairman of the...

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