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By next year, Phase I of the LBJ Medical Center’s major construction project is expected to be completed. The work is being carried out by local contractor Paramount Builders and according to company officials, the delay with the project is due to the fact that work has to be done ‘phase-by-phase’...
The Okeanos Explorer, a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) ship, arrived in the territory this past Saturday and the first cruise will start today, February 16 to March 2, conducting daily daytime remotely operated vehicle (ROV) dives and overnight mapping operations in and...
Despite knowing that “I didn’t do anything wrong,” Simeonica Tuiteleleapaga said she was on the floor and kneeling before her boss, Human and Social Services director Taeaoafua Dr. Meki Solomona during a private meeting, in his office, a few days after the director berated her in front of some 200...
Certified members of the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Health Safety & Health Institute as well as other organizations will be hosting a free Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training next week Saturday, according to (AHA) Certified Heart Saver Instructor Louisa Te’o...
The National Weather Service at 9:30 this morning has issued a FLASH FLOOD WARNING for Tutuila, Aunu’u, Manu’a and Swains until 12:00 p.m., February 15, 2017. This is due to heavy rainfall continuing to move across affected areas through the next couple of hours. This will cause runoffs in small...
On Saturday, February 11, the local Auxiliary flotilla teamed up with friends and neighbors at Coconut Point and collected trash and debris from the mangrove swamp bordering Pala Lagoon. About a half a ton of trash was collected between noon and 3p.m. by a dozen volunteers. It was hot and muddy but...
Following confirmation votes in the last two days, the Fono has officially confirmed four more cabinet directors for the Lolo Administration. In the Senate yesterday, senators confirmed Tuimavave Tauapa’i Laupola as Office of Public Information, KVZK-TV, director in a unanimous 18-0 vote and...
Despite the new increase in the maximum allowable price (MAP) or wholesale prices of all petroleum products sold in American Samoa, Office of Petroleum Management’s petroleum officer Sione Kava said, “We still remain [with] the cheapest price in our region.” The new MPA is effective Feb 14- Mar 15...
HONOLULU – Kupu, Hawai‘i’s leading conservation and youth education organization, has announced two new AmeriCorps conservation internship positions in American Samoa. In partnership with the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Sanctuary in American Samoa (...
Long standing concerns from lawmakers and the public over unpaid overtime for police officers were among the many issues that dominated Police Commissioner Le’i Sonny Thompson’s confirmation hearings in both the Senate and House. And some legislators believe that because of the government’s policy...

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