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StarKist Co. has applauded Congresswoman Aumua Amata’s work in Congress to ensure labor issues in American Samoa are addressed in the most productive way possible for all parties. Amata introduced last week Tuesday in the US House, federal legislation, “Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007” that would...
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A church minister from Samoa, who entered the territory on a 14-day permit, has been sentenced to probation, after he pled guilty to public peace disturbance, a crime punishable by not more than six months imprisonment, or a fine of not more than $500, or both. Selesitino Teofilo, who arrived in...
This photo, taken last month in Apia, Samoa and provided over the weekend to Samoa News by ASG Commerce Department, shows [l-r] Youth and Women’s Affairs Deputy Director Pa’u Roy Ausage, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga, Samoa government fisheries official Ueta Fa’asili Jr, and the Governor’s chief of staff Fiu J. Saelua in front of the “super alia” vessel named, Ulimasao, which belongs to the Samoa government Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries.  [photo: provided DOC]
The ASG owned shipyard facility is expanding its workload, using its personnel with specific trade expertise for the alia boat repair project launched last week, and in the very near future, a further expansion with the “super alia” building project. These expansions at the Satala facility were the...
ASCC Marine Science student interns Claudia Thompson and Naomi Matagi teach local youth about fish anatomy and ecology through fish prints at the recent STEM Summit at Samoana High School.  [Courtesy Photo]
The Marine Science Program at the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) is proud to have a dedicated cohort of student interns who are spending a large part of their summer sharing their knowledge with the community. As part of the Marine Science Program, students can apply to various internship...
Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources Director Va’amua Henry Sesepasara. [SN file photo]
Draft legislation allowing whole shark landing in American Samoa, to comply with federal law, is completed and will go out for public comments soon, says Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources Director Va’amua Henry Sesepasara. Among several “action items” taken up at last week’s three-day...
Pictured is the exact location where the proposed youth center will be built.  [photo: Blue Chen-Fruean]
A new youth center is slated to be constructed later this year in Tafuna, next to the OMV compound, where the old VA center (bingo hall & bar) was located. This is according to Dept. of Youth and Women's Affairs (DYWA) Deputy Director Pa'u Roy Ausage, who told Samoa News last week that the...
The “super alia” is now priced by the American Samoa Government at an estimated $400,000 per vessel, which is double the initial estimated cost of $200,000 This is according to the American Samoa Communities and Issues Report, submitted to the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council....
Forty-two youngsters from around the territory are using their summer months learning how to become web savvy, thanks to the free computer basic research course being administered by the Dept. of Youth and Women's Affairs. See story for full details. [photo: Blue Chen-Fruean]
In this day in age, basic computer skills is a must, especially for youngsters who will grown up in a world where advancement in technology continues to play a role in their everyday lives. From searching for information online, to sending and receiving emails, knowing how to use a computer is a...
Three options were presented to the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council for consideration, regarding the Large Vessel Prohibited Area (LVPA) in territorial waters, according to the “draft options paper” discussed at a meeting of the Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC), which...
 Flanked by Members of Congress and Secretary Shulkin, including Congresswoman Amata,  President Trump signs the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act into law. [courtesy photo]
Washington, DC — Congresswoman Aumua Amata issued the following statement on Friday regarding President Trump’s signing of the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act into law. As a Member of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, and an original cosponsor of...

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