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Government witnesses who testify before a House committee hearing last week on an administration overhauling local litter law all agree that current statute lacks enforcement and the measure provides additional support to assist Public Safety Department in enforcement. However, the committee has...
Customs Office will be sending later this month selected customs officers to attend off island training in preparation for the Rapi-Scan scanners to be installed at the territory’s port of entries, with the X-ray equipment arriving next month, according to Chief Customs Officer, Moetulu’i Fuiava,...
The American Samoa Legal Aid Executive Director Fainu’ulelei L.P.F.  Ala’ilima-Utu has announced that ASLA recently received $426,296 from a Bank of America settlement for distribution involving U.S states and territories.  The BOA settlement funds are to be used for foreclosure prevention legal...
A man accused of possessing a handgun and drugs allegedly found during a traffic stop has entered a not guilty plea to several charges before the High Court where he is scheduled to appear again for another hearing on Oct. 25, 2016. Tao Liu, an Asian man, is facing eleven charges including...
Mrs. Okenaisa Fauolo-Manila, Director of the Samoan Studies Institute (SSI) at the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) provided one of the keynote addresses during the 2016 Samoan Language Symposium, which took place on Friday and Saturday, August 12th and 13th, in Hālau o Haumea of the...
American Samoa Community College (ASCC) student Miss Vaimalu Vaiau, 24, who currently serves as Vice President of the ASCC Alpha Epsilon Mu chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society, spent 10 weeks over the summer in the nation’s capital as an intern with the organization Asian American Pacific...
After the 10a.m. regular sessions in both the Senate and House today, the Fono Joint Budget Committee will convene to start finalizing the language of the American Samoa Government’s proposed fiscal year 2017 budget. The joint committee was initially set to review it yesterday but unforeseen...
The Fono has expedited a request by Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga for an approved resolution to address part of American Samoa’s corrective action plan which allocates $2.5 million annually in an American Samoa Government subsidy for the airport following a US Federal Aviation Administration land use...
Can you imagine a sailing laboratory? Are you interested in learning about how science is done at sea? Then this is your chance to visit a floating laboratory that is in Pago Pago harbor right now! The Sailing School Vessel (SSV) Robert C. Seamans is offering free tours of their vessel to the...
An American Samoan man, accused by federal agents of “threatening to kill” flight attendants, faces up to 20 years in prison when sentenced next January for interfering with the flight crew of a Hawaiian Airlines flight from Pago Pago to Honolulu, according to the plea agreement, which became...

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