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With the design of the government’s “super alia” project completed, Commerce Department Director Keniseli Lafaele says a builder of the first super alia could be anyone ready to use the design. Lafaele, who is also the ASG Shipyard Service Authority board chairman, revealed during his remarks at...
Apia, SAMOA — Businessman Patrick Boon convicted of two counts of theft in connection with building materials removed from the premises of Bluebird Lumber and Hardware was fined by Supreme Court Justice Lesatele Rapi Vaai earlier this month. According to the police summary of facts, three employees...
The Flowers Organization hosted their 13th Annual Beauty Pageant – Miss Flowers 2016 – 2017 that saw Ms. Sophie McMoore crowned, after a hotly contested pageant, which saw 7 contestants vie for the title. During the opening of the event, President Josie Afu Muasau said, “As you can see all the...
As the sun came over the horizon, bringing a much better day than yesterday’s heavy rain, voters in the American Samoa are heading to the polls today as polling stations territory-wide are open for 12-hours starting at 6a.m. During the first hour since polls opened there have been no reports of any...
Any registered voter, who has lost or misplaced their Voter ID when polls open territory-wide for the 2016 general election today, can still cast their ballot, by making sure proof of identification is provided to election officials at the respective polling stations. A handful of local residents...
A local company has started a mill operation producing “Gluten Free Breadfruit Flour” using a retrofitted freight container dehydrator, which is the subject of an extensive assessment by a US college professor, and samples of the breadfruit flour were revealed over the weekend. The Bank of Hawaii...
The first-unofficial results of the 2016 general election came out over the weekend when Swains islanders agreed, in the presence of Election Office officials, to once again return Rep. Su’a Alexander Eli Jennings, to the local House of Representatives. And Su’a told his constituents, who are all...
COURT CONCERNED WITH DELAY IN SUBSTATION SHOOTING CASE The High Court is not pleased with the delay in moving forward the government’s case against four men accused of shooting at the Leone police substation in November 2014 and has directed attorneys on both sides to prepare for jury trial next...
Agriculture Department already has in place a process for compliance certification of local farms and it includes food safety compliance, as some local farmers have questioned how the government carries out the certification process in the middle of DOA’s temporary ban in the supplying of locally...
Although the fish market has reopened, the Commerce Department, in conjunction with the Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources has continued the “fresh fish open market”, where more local fishermen can sell a variety of fish species to the public on Saturdays. “The fresh fish open market gives...

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