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One-year and three-weeks after ground breaking for a multi food processing plant at the Tafuna Industrial Park, it appears investors for the project are not yet firmed up, resulting in Commerce Department director Keniseli Lafaele being questioned on the matter by some senators during his...
More than 100 laid-off workers from Samoa Tuna Processors (STP) Inc., cannery are now placed in temporary jobs for one month, using available federal funds administered by the Department of Human Resources (DHR), while a government survey shows that around 70% of the laid-off STP employees are not...
A group of young people from the Manu’a Islands have begun their journey of “storytelling”, documenting and sharing their experiences and thoughts about their homeland to the world, through a collaboration with Pacific Storytellers Cooperative, and mentoring by Daniel Lin, a Senior Policy...
A move by then director of the Department of Health, Motusa Tuileama Nua, last December to have an employee of PIHOA (Pacific Island Health Officers Association), Lamanda Ioane, work as ‘Executive Director’ for the local Community Health Centers (CHC) has left many DOH employees “unhappy.” Governor...
The Criminal Investigation Division has criminally charged two men in connection with the burglary of a store in Fogagogo, and one of the suspects has confessed he broke into three other stores. In this case, the accused allegedly yanked the cash register from the counter and took off with it....
The Fono has endorsed the governor’s nominations of Keniseli Fa’alupe Lafaele as Commerce Department Director and Samana Semo Ve’ave’a as Director of the local Homeland Security Department, after the Senate yesterday handed down separate, but unanimous votes of 16-0 for each director-nominee....
To help boost the local economy, Attorney General Talauega Eleasalo Ale says one way to improve it is by proposing a ‘special’ visitors permit for citizens of Samoa — one that would allow them to make purchases or shop in American Samoa and then return home within a 48- 72- hour period. Talauega...
With the Lolo Administration starting its second four-year term, ASG Treasurer Uelinitone Tonumaipea has urged all cabinet directors to follow procurement procedures so that payments are issued and all are abiding with other policies already in place. Tonumaipea’s statement was made during his...
Procurement Director nominee, Dr. Oreta Crichton was unanimously approved in the House of Representatives in a ‘yes’ vote of 18, following her confirmation hearing yesterday morning. She fielded questions pertaining to the bidding process and re-opening of the government supply store — among other...
Attorney General Talauega Eleasalo Ale has made it clear that the woman from Samoa, who recently gave birth and is being detained at the Territorial Correctional Facility, can leave whenever she wants — leave to return to Samoa that is. Samoa News sent the AG questions on the matter following a...

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