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In their closing arguments, attorneys for the plaintiffs argued for the Trial Division of the High Court to rule in their favor in the Congregational Christian Church of American Samoa’s complaint against Rev. Amaama Tofaeono and his wife Joan Aleluia, who is also an ordained CCCAS minister. The...
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To ensure that the government is not in the red at the end of the current fiscal year,  Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has emphasized to his cabinet directors the importance of continued efforts to keep spending down by cutting unnecessary expenses for the rest of FY 2017. One such expenditure, which...
American Samoa filmmaker Queen Muhammad Ali is one of 70 finalists for the 2017 National Creative Placemaking Fund (NCPF).  The ArtPlace Fund invests money in communities across the country in which artists, arts organizations, and arts and culture activity help drive community development change. Governor Lolo Moliga conveyed last week how proud he is of Queen's efforts. Pictured Queen Muhammad Ali (right), Gov Lolo Moliga (center), Flo Pereira (left). [courtesy photo]
ArtPlace America announced last week that Queen Muhammad Ali is one of 70 finalists for the 2017 National Creative Placemaking Fund (NCPF).  ArtPlace selected these 70 proposals from 987 applications, making Queen and the community of Faga'itua's  project "Manuia Samoa" one of just 7% of the...
The American Samoa Department of Homeland Security over the weekend informed the public, especially residents of Manu’a that Port Administration — Airport Division is currently gathering aerial data for their Airport Geospatial Information System. This project is using a Cessna 404 airplane with...
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The American Samoa TeleCommunications Authority will start disconnecting today, hundreds of ASTCA prepaid cell phone numbers with “no activity” - meaning have not been e-charged for calling out - going back some three years ago. This is according to ASTCA board chairman and current interim chief...
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The Leone High School Parent Teacher Association (PTA) has stepped in and donated a trophy and monetary gift to Class of 2017 Valedictorian Ramona Tinae who was not able to attend the presentation ceremony last Friday. Tinae's father accepted the trophy and gift on her behalf. Staff members,...
If you have a child with a disability — any age, any disability — you will be happy to note that Special Olympics of American Samoa, partnering with the Parents of Children with Special Needs Network (PCSN) will be hosting a Unified Sports Camp this summer, scheduled for two weeks in July, from...
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The Trial Division of the High Court has denied a motion for reconsideration and a new trial sought by three traditional leaders of Ta’u County in Manu’a, who challenged the selection of Nuanuaolefeagaiga Saoluaga T. Nua to hold one of the two senatorial seats for Manu’a District No. 1. In their...
ANZ Amerika Samoa Bank in Fagatogo, Am. Samoa. [file photo]
Washington, D.C. — The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 10  Financial CHOICE Act on Thursday.  Included in H.R. 10 was Congresswoman Amata’s bill H.R. 385, which would eliminate the long wait times for checks to clear in both American Samoa and the Northern Marianas. “The passage of my...
A look at some of the officers as the take the oath of office, as sworn in officers, during Friday’s 25th Police Academy graduation ceremony at Gov. Rex Lee Auditorium. [photo: Fili Sagapolutele]
Government and traditional leaders, cabinet members, along with friends and family members packed the Gov. Rex Lee Auditorium on Friday morning to witness the 32-graduates of the 25th Police Academy graduation ceremony. Also taking part in the ceremony are 8 police officers who graduated from the...

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