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In the wee hours of Wednesday morning, the Department of Public Safety’s Fire Department worked hard to try put out a huge fire at around 3a.m. at the Asifoa building in Fagatogo, located behind the ASTCA communications building. Luckily, the Fire Department contained the fire from spreading to...
Although American Samoa has recovered physically through repairs of damaged properties following the September 2009 tsunami, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga says the pain continues to linger within the heart of family members who lost loved ones. Seven years ago today — on Sept. 29, 2009 at 6:38 a.m. — a...
Territorial Bank of American Samoa has already started marketing its products to government employees and some of those products include debit cards and ‘fa’alavelave loans”, which is expected to attract a lot of customers for the ASG owned commercial bank still set to open next Monday. A few of...
This past Saturday morning at the Lions Park in Tafuna, the Rotary Club of Pago Pago in conjunction with Hawaiian Airlines hosted their annual memorial service, to commemorate and celebrate the lives of those who were lost in the Tsunami of Sept. 29, 2009. It also provides a time for the survivors...
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata met with Dr. David Schulkin, who serves as the Deputy Under-Secretary for the Veterans Health Administration on Thursday afternoon as part of an ongoing discussion with VA leadership to see what can be done to improve the services and facilities utilized...
Washington State Cougars star safety and former Faga’itua Vikings Shalom Luani is being blown all over social media with the latest story about Luani not facing charges from a fight in a Pullman Domino’s Pizza on August 24, of this year, in Washington state. The Seattle Times reported that Shalom...
As a result of fish-supply shortages, StarKist Co. has confirmed that its StarKist Samoa operation in American Samoa will shut down for one week next month. Samoa News learned Monday from some StarKist Samoa cannery workers of the shutdown starting Oct. 10 — right after the White Sunday holiday —...
An American Samoa Community College student, who claims to have found a dead ‘lizard’ in a plate of food that he was already eating and had purchased Monday from a fast food place is hopeful that Department of Health will take his take concerns seriously. On the other hand, Health Department offers...
The Fono has approved concurrent resolutions expressing gratitude and appreciation of the government and people of American Samoa to Bank of Hawai’i chairman and chief executive officer Peter S. Ho and the bank’s parent company Bank of Hawaii Corporation. However, Sen Galeai Tu’ufuli told his...
A male inmate passed away over the weekend and there are already various unconfirmed reports as to the cause of death, but Police Commissioner Save Liuato Tuitele says they do not suspect foul play. When asked yesterday, the Police Commissioner confirmed that a male inmate passed away Sunday inside...

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