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Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has called on his cabinet for the government to depend on itself when it comes to financial resources for projects to expand the local economy, but not on the federal government, which should only be asked when it comes to major projects. Lolo made the call during Tuesday’...
[l-r] American Samoa Power Authority board chairman Fonoti Perelini Perelini; Louis Berger Group official Raymond Mardini, and ASPA executive director Utu Abe Malae at yesterday’s dedication ceremony for the new Satala Power Plant. [photo: Leua Aiono Frost]
The ASPA executive director Utu Abe Malae at yesterday’s dedication of the new Satala power plant said the new plant is the replacement to the one destroyed in the 2009 tsunami, only it’s located on higher ground and has new design features.  “For example, it is quieter and so less of a nuisance to...
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Thirty-five of the territory’s future leaders were recognized yesterday during Manumalo Academy’s 8th grade graduation ceremony, held in the school chapel, and attended by dozens of teary-eyed parents, proud teachers, and beaming family members and friends. This year’s coverage of the 2017 high...
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The latest change happening with the government owned communications agency, American Samoa TeleCommunications Authority (ASTCA), is that the former President and Chief Executive of the Bluesky Pacific Group, Aoe’e Adolfo Monetenegro, will soon officially be a ‘consultant’ for ASTCA, according to a...
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A look at some of the many senior citizens participating in yesterday morning’s exercise at Su’igaula o le Atuvasa at Utulei Beach. The exercise event kicks off day-three of this week’s senior citizen week in American Samoa, as well as the national observance of the month of May as the “Older...
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The government has charged Isaako Talosaga with first degree burglary and stealing, for allegedly breaking into a store in the Tafuna area in March this year and stealing goods worth more than $100. According to court information the defendant’s alleged crime only came to light after he gave a pair...
Attorney General Talauega Eleasalo V. Ale [SN file photo]
Attorney General Talauega Eleasalo V. Ale has joined thirty-one attorneys general in the states and territories calling on the US Congress to provide funding to the Legal Service Corporation, an independent federal agency, which allocates funds to legal aid entities in the nation including the...
The former owner of the Satala-based can manufacturing plant has been identified as a co-conspirator in the price fixing civil lawsuit against the nation’s three major canned tuna producer, including StarKist Co., according to the latest amended lawsuit by country’s major retailer, Walmart Inc....
Bluesky Communications former chief executive officer Adolfo Montenegro, who is being sued by AST Telecom LLC, dba Bluesky Communications, has filed suit, this week, against Amper S.A. and its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Jaime Espinosa de los Monteros. Montenegro’s lawsuit does not reference Bluesky’s lawsuit against him, filed last week Thursday in the High court.  [Courtesy photo]
Amper S.A. and its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Jaime Espinosa de los Monteros, have been accused of fraud, bad faith, breach of contract, and other misconduct in a $20 million lawsuit filed this week in the High Court of American Samoa by Adolfo Montenegro. Montenegro was the Chief...
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Based on a recommendation from Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga, StarKist Co., has been informed that the ASG land at the shipyard in Satala cannot be leased to the cannery, which has instead been offered another parcel of land at the old Satala power plant site. For more than a decade now, StarKist has...

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