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Agriculture Department acting director Peter Gurr says DOA farm inspectors will be visiting the majority of local farms by the end of next week, and some farms have been issued certificates by DOA to sell locally grown vegetables on the roadside, markets, stores and restaurants. On Oct. 25, Gurr...
            The Samoan Studies Institute (SSI) at the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) held an awards ceremony on Tuesday, November 1st, to recognize the top three finalists in its Samoan language writing competition Lau Gagana! Tauvaga Tusiga Tala Faasamoa. ASCC student Ms. Dorothy Mana’o...
“It is vital to patient survival that the first responders within a healthcare facility are able to perform CPR both confidently and competently. Unfortunately, even healthcare providers who are well trained often struggle to maintain their resuscitation skills and often do not consistently perform...
Developing wind power on Tutuila is one of the renewable energy strategies for American Samoa identified by American Samoa Renewable Energy Committee (ASREC), which has set a goal to have the territory using 100% renewable energy by 2040, according to the updated 2016 American Samoa Energy Plan...
Dialysis patients in Manu’a will no longer need to come to Tutuila for their dialysis treatment, once the LBJ hospital moves forward with their plan to take three or four dialysis chairs to Manu’a, this is according to hospital Chief Executive Officer, Taufete’e John Faumuina. Responding to Samoa...
TAOA DIRECTOR RESIGNS FOR HEALTH REASON Territorial Administration on Aging (TAOA) director Tifimalae Ale has resigned from his post for health reasons, a TAOA official says, but referred Samoa News inquiries on Monday to the Governor’s Office. The governor’s executive assistance Iulogologo Joseph...
The government is hosting tomorrow, Nov. 11th, its annual Veterans Day ceremony, set for 9a.m. at the Veterans Monument center in the Sen. Daniel Inouye Industrial Park, across from the ANZ Amerika Samoa Bank. Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga is expected to deliver special remarks at the event and the...
Incumbent Congresswoman Aumua Amata is heading back to Washington D.C. for a second consecutive two-year term in office after being re-elected during yesterday’s general election, beating out a crowd of challengers Meleagi Suitonu-Chapman, Paepaetele Mapu S. Jamias, Tim Jones and Vaitinasa Salu...
The gubernatorial team of Faoa Aitofele Sunia and Rep. Larry Sanitoa have raised with Chief Election Officer Uiagalelei Dr. Lealofi Uiagalelei “matters which are causing concerns for our committee,” according to Faoa’s Nov. 7th letter, which has been received by Uiagalelei. PAGO PAGO POLLING...
MUSU FAILAUGA A woman who pled guilty to possession of marijuana under a plea agreement with the government will be sentenced later this month in High Court. The government’s case against Musu Failauga stems from an incident on Aug. 13 this year when the defendant went to the Tafuna police...

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