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A son of American Samoa was fatally shot in Independence Missouri, on October 30, 2016 and it’s left the family of Angela and Leiseau Vaitoelau Laumoli of Leone and Vailoa heartbroken. Jacobsen Laumoli who was 27-years-old and lived in Kansas City, Missouri was shot and killed and to date the...
When the smoke clears on Nov. 9, two political figures of Samoan ancestry could find themselves in a position to play a central role in reshaping their respective political parties, no matter who wins or loses the presidential election. A victorious Donald Trump will not change overnight to become...
BINGHAM SUIAUNOA After spending a week at the Territorial Correctional Facility, inmate Bingham Suiaunoa was released Tuesday per order of the court to await sentencing on Nov. 15t after he pled guilty early this week to a misdemeanor count of public peace disturbance. Suiaunoa was initially...
American Samoa Power Authority is getting a $30,000 grant from the US Department of Agriculture’s Special Evaluation Assistance for Rural Communities and Households (SEARCH) Program. The grant for American Samoa and 39 other states was announced Tuesday by US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, in a...
Four complaints regarding the treatment by the local Education Department (ASDOE) of students with special needs filed and investigated by the US Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) were recently addressed when the USDOE issued its findings and conclusions for these cases. (...
A US Department of Education investigation has found that the local Education Department (ASDOE) failed to provide for students with disabilities attending Matafao Elementary School with one week of educational programs while their resource room was being repaired, according to a USDOE’s Office of...
Reduce petroleum use by land-based vehicles and explore the use of electronic vehicles, is one of the four renewable energy strategies outlined in the updated 2016 report of the American Samoa Energy Plan, released in September by the American Samoa Renewable Energy Committee, established some six...
The ASG Shipyard Service Authority yesterday broke ground for a $1 million project, which includes the construction of a two-story building, as well as major improvements to the 3,000-ton slipway for large vessels and the 1,000-ton slipway for small vessels. Funded with proceeds from the American...
Alega, AM. SAMOA — A perfect weekend greeted skin art enthusiasts at Alega Bay for the 12th Annual Tisa’s Tattoo Festival this past weekend. Setting the tone for this year’s event was the first-time Tatau Forum at American Samoa Community College. The event was well attended by students, members of...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga is reminding all public and private employers of local election laws, which allow employees, who are registered voters, to go to the polls on Nov. 8 to cast their ballots, during two-consecutive hours. And with Election Day now only five-days away, the Election Office...

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