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Forty-two youngsters from around the territory are using their summer months learning how to become web savvy, thanks to the free computer basic research course being administered by the Dept. of Youth and Women's Affairs. See story for full details. [photo: Blue Chen-Fruean]
In this day in age, basic computer skills is a must, especially for youngsters who will grown up in a world where advancement in technology continues to play a role in their everyday lives. From searching for information online, to sending and receiving emails, knowing how to use a computer is a...
Three options were presented to the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council for consideration, regarding the Large Vessel Prohibited Area (LVPA) in territorial waters, according to the “draft options paper” discussed at a meeting of the Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC), which...
 Flanked by Members of Congress and Secretary Shulkin, including Congresswoman Amata,  President Trump signs the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act into law. [courtesy photo]
Washington, DC — Congresswoman Aumua Amata issued the following statement on Friday regarding President Trump’s signing of the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act into law. As a Member of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, and an original cosponsor of...
Rosalee Osana Tela-Shoulders [courtesy photo]
Rosalee Osana Tela-Shoulders, a teacher at Nu’uuli Vocational Technical High School, has been named the 2017 U.S. Territories History Teacher of the Year, an award presented annually by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to K-12 American...
U.S. Federal District Court House, Honolulu. [All-Hawaii News]
A legal counsel with the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says the federal defendants in the Large Vessel Prohibited Area (LVPA) lawsuit, are “cautious” in their motion for reconsideration now before the federal court in Honolulu. Frederick W. Tucher, chief of the Pacific Islands...
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A church minister from Samoa, who entered American Samoa last week on a 14-day permit, was taken into custody late Tuesday night for allegedly assaulting a male relative, during a beer drinking session. Selesitino Teofilo is charged with two misdemeanor counts of third degree assault and public...
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Heavy equipment and machinery belonging to contractor McConnell Dowell are in place at Taputimu, to carry out the Shoreline Protection and Road Repair Project in that area. According the information from the Department of Public Works, which is overseeing the job, the project aims to provide "...
SYEP SUPERVISOR TRAINING Supervisors who will be in charge of overseeing the more than 800 youth who have applied for jobs under the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) went through an orientation session this past Wednesday. According to Dept. of Human Resources (DHR) officials, approximately...
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Tri Marine International has dismissed a public claim that “most of the gear” at its Samoa Tuna Processors Inc. facility in American Samoa is gone, saying the plant remains fully equipped. Tri Marine’s operations in American Samoa came up on Tuesday, during day-one of the three-day meeting in...
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FA’ANENEFU HALL A woman accused by the government of using a “sharp object” to assault another person, is being held without bail due to the seriousness of the crime, which caused injuries to the victim. Fa’anenefu Hall made her initial appearance in District Court on Tuesday. She is  charged with...

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