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A US Department of Education investigation has found that the local Education Department (ASDOE) failed to provide for students with disabilities attending Matafao Elementary School with one week of educational programs while their resource room was being repaired, according to a USDOE’s Office of...
Reduce petroleum use by land-based vehicles and explore the use of electronic vehicles, is one of the four renewable energy strategies outlined in the updated 2016 report of the American Samoa Energy Plan, released in September by the American Samoa Renewable Energy Committee, established some six...
The ASG Shipyard Service Authority yesterday broke ground for a $1 million project, which includes the construction of a two-story building, as well as major improvements to the 3,000-ton slipway for large vessels and the 1,000-ton slipway for small vessels. Funded with proceeds from the American...
Alega, AM. SAMOA — A perfect weekend greeted skin art enthusiasts at Alega Bay for the 12th Annual Tisa’s Tattoo Festival this past weekend. Setting the tone for this year’s event was the first-time Tatau Forum at American Samoa Community College. The event was well attended by students, members of...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga is reminding all public and private employers of local election laws, which allow employees, who are registered voters, to go to the polls on Nov. 8 to cast their ballots, during two-consecutive hours. And with Election Day now only five-days away, the Election Office...
Agriculture Department acting director Peter Gurr says hydroponic vegetable farms on island have already been checked and “these guys were clean” and are allowed to continue to sell their vegetables to the federally funded school lunch program as well as in stores and restaurants. Gurr recommended...
Local attorney Marie Alailima says the federal agencies involved in fisheries “continue to ignore” the call from local traditional chiefs, government leaders and residents of American Samoa for meaningful discussions in issues impacting the territory’s resources. Alailima made the observation in...
3RD ANNUAL ETHNOMUSICOLOGY FORUM TO BE HELD THIS FRIDAY The Annual Ethnomusicology Forum — “Pese Lotu” will be held this Friday, Nov. 4 from 9a.m.- 12noon, at the ASCC Lecture Hall.  Participants — music educators, church musicians, directors, composers & scholars will speak of their...
The defense attorney, for an American man accused of the murder of his wife in Tonga, plans to argue this morning for dismissing the local misdemeanor charge against his client, who remains jailed at the Territorial Correctional Facility without bail. Fifty-three-year old Dean J. Fletcher was...
Owners of three vegetable farms on island say the temporary ban on selling their locally grown vegetables to local stores is seriously impacting their businesses, which have always complied with local laws as well as Department of Agriculture regulations. In an Oct. 26 letter, Agriculture Acting...

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