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Pulelei’ite Li’a Tufele Jr. in an Oct. 2016 file photo. {photo: SN]
Pulelei’ite Li’a Tufele Jr. has been appointed Interim Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the American Samoa Telecommunications Authority (ASTCA). In an inter-office memorandum dated May 22, 2017, Pulelei’ite, as Chairman of the Board for ASTCA, informed everyone that the ASTCA...
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OKESENE ALO Public Safety officer, Okesene Alo, was arraigned in High Court last Friday where he entered a not guilty plea to three felony counts. Alo is one of the four officers, assigned to the Juvenile Detention Center (JDC), charged in connection with alleged misconduct at the JDC. Alo’s not...
In March, the student teachers successfully implemented their unit plans entitled, “Hope” for their student teaching experience. It was inspired by Michelle Obama’s last speech in the White House to recognize the school counselors of the year. It was a unit that spoke of their journey as students, as members of their families and community. [Courtesy photo]
Have you ever taught an evening class and when a church bell rang, students stopped their work, asked the teacher to be excused so they can go to church, and came back after an hour to repeat their work? What about asking to move a class to another day because on Friday, there was a women church...
The American Samoa Community College – Spring graduating Class of 2017 during their commencement ceremony held last Friday morning in their school gymnasium. Read story inside for “Best of the Best” sponsored by Bluesky Communications. Congratulation to the Graduates of the Class of 2017! More photos in slideshow. [photo: LF]
Last Friday morning, the AmericanSamoa Community College held its 66th Commencement Ceremony for the Spring Semester of 2017. It was filled with proud families and friends who were there to congratulate their loved ones at the ASCC Gymnasium in Malaeimi. Master of Ceremony was Mrs. Sifagatogo Eli-...
Former Bluesky Communications CEO and President, Adolfo Montenegro in a Samoa News file photo blowing out the candles on the Bluesky birthday cake, in celebration of their company’s 16 years of service to the people of American Samoa, in July 2015. [photo: SN file / TG]
AST Telecom LLC, dba, Bluesky Communications has accused Aoe’e Adolfo Montenegro and his company, ACMA Management Company, of among other things, diverting plaintiffs business funds for the defendants’ personal use without consent. Bluesky Communications is where Aoe’e served as chief executive...
Congresswoman Amata is joined by the local Close-Up students in the House Natural Resources Committee Hearing Room, in Washington D.C. Amata serves on the Natural Resources Committee, along with the Representatives from the other four territories. [Courtesy photo]
Washington, D.C.— Congresswoman Aumua Amata was delighted to be visited by the students involved in the Department of Interior Close-Up program. The students arrived over a week ago for a two-week visit to Washington, where they have visited various different attractions. “I was incredibly happy to...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga [SN file photo]
Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga, is optimistic Polynesian Airlines flights between the two Samoas will not be disrupted with the Samoan government announcing the revival of Polynesian’s international operations. The announcement follows the Samoa government’s decision not to continue the joint...
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DAVID FO’A New charges the government filed in District Court against David Fo’a include fourteen felonies and the charges stems from the defendant breaking into at least nine different stores on the Western District. Fo’a was in High Court for the continuation of his change of plea hearing, with a...
Thursday, youngsters at Manumalo Academy received much needed fillings and fissure sealant, thanks to Dr. Noreen Takunala and her team of dental assistants: Perelini Telesa, Tapu Matamua, and Jordan Levu. [photo: BC]
The LBJ Medical Center's Dental School Team is conducting their annual visits to all local schools, to ensure that the little ones are in tiptop shape, as far as oral health. The school visits are an annual event, targeting young children in 2nd and 5th grade at all local public and private schools...
 Congresswoman Amata, Secretary Ryan Zinke, Brian Hallman Executive Director of the ATA,  Joe Hamby Chief Operating Officer of Tri Marine International, and other U.S. Fishermen during the meeting in California. [courtesy photo]
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata reiterated her support for the National Marine Monuments to Interior Department Secretary Ryan Zinke during a stop in California on her way back to Washington earlier this week.  “Having sent a letter to the President earlier this year, and previously...

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