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American Samoa Visitors Bureau’s airline departure survey of visitors to the territory will be launched next month for six months, to among other things, determine how much contribution tourism makes to the local economy that for many decades has depended solely on the canned tuna industry. And for...
In a final decision dismissing a federal voting right lawsuit, a federal judge focused her decision, on American Samoa, which has “a unique relationship with the United States” and the reason why the territory remains on an Illinois state election law for overseas absentee voters. US Judge Joan B....
The core of the Samoana Jazz & Arts Festival recognizes that talents and cultural strengths are gifts – to be nurtured and celebrated. ‘O taleni fa’amusika ma tu ma aga, o meaalofa nei ua atia’e i lenei fa’amoemoe’ – is the Festival motto – sung in unison by the 2 festival boards of the 2Samoas...
Peseta UTA — The Secretary of Samoan Affairs Paramount Chief Mauga and American Samoa’s very own songwriter, musician, and recording artist Mary Anderson will perform tonight during the Samoan Gospel Homecoming Singers pre-Thanksgiving concert. They are among the local favorite singers who have...
At a recent gubernatorial forum hosted by the American Samoa Bar Association, candidates for governor in the 2016 general elections had different points of view when it came to American Samoa’s relationship with the federal government. During the forum the candidates were informed, “There’s always...
ASG Shipyard Service Authority has lodged a “strenuous objection” with the US National Marine Fishery Service (NMFS) over the way the federal agency sought public comments, with only one local public hearing on a proposed regulation for aquaculture program in American Samoa. Shipyard executive...
ELECTION OFFICE ISSUES REMINDERS TO VOTERS With the Nov. 8 general election, now six days away, chief election officer Uiagalelei Dr. Lealofi Uiagalelei yesterday issued reminders to voters in American Samoa and one of those reminders is for electors who have registered to vote but have not yet...
FA’ATAUALOFA MEKI A man from Samoa, who arrived in the territory recently under a 30-day visitor’s permit, and described by the District Court as a visiting tourist, has been ordered to return to his home country and not to break any local laws, if he visits American Samoa again in the future. Fa’...
Commerce Department director Keniseli Lafaele has described a move by the US National Marine Fishery Service (NMFS) to hold just one public meeting in American Samoa to “meet federal policy” in gathering public input on a new federal proposed rule, as “very deceptive”. Additionally, this proposed...
In an Oct. 25 general memorandum, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga ordered the suspension of all locally grown vegetable farms from supplying the federally funded School Lunch Program, while seven government agencies have been directed to conduct site visits of all vegetable farms on island — and certify...

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