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Whether or not to privatize the American Samoa TeleCommunications Authority (ASTCA) has been discussed over the years since the Tauese Administration and there were even recommendations in past years from the private sector and some lawmakers about the government owned entity. And the question has...
LBJ Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Taufete’e John Faumuina has described as “alarming” the high number of Zika virus cases in American Samoa and two other US territories while a US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report looks at Zika virus’ spread in American Samoa. Taufete’...
The 12th Annual Tisa’s Tattoo Festival officially opened yesterday morning with the help and collaboration of the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) Arts Department, which hosted the “Tatau Forum”, a new addition to Tisa’s Annual Tattoo Festival, that featured retired Associate Professor,...
The American Samoa Power Authority yesterday commissioned its Ta’u island renewable energy project in the village of Faleasao, while the Ofu island renewable project is scheduled to be dedicated during the later part of next month. Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga, other government officials and invited...
The South Pacific Academy is holding its annual Halloween Carnival tomorrow, Saturday, from 4p.m. to 9p.m. at the school’s campus in Tafuna. It’s a yearly major fundraising event for the school and is much anticipated in the community. As per norm, the whole community is invited to join SPA for an...
Responding to Samoa News inquiries, chief election officer Uiagalelei Dr. Lealofi Uiagalelei reconfirmed that the local Congressional race does not require a run-off if a candidate does not receive 50 percent-plus one vote in the general election.   He said federal legislation, referred to as the “...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has signed into law an administration bill, passed by the Fono on Oct. 14, that would overhaul the current litter laws by strengthening, among other things, enforcement authority to include more government departments and agencies. “This is a good day going forward for...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga says the US Interior Department has asked American Samoa to look into the current practice where the Secretary of Interior appoints the chief justice and associate justice of the High Court. The governor made the revelation during the recent American Samoa Bar Association...
While $1 million has been approved for shipyard infrastructure improvements, American Samoa Economic Development Authority Board Vice Chair Utu Abe Malae says the board is waiting for a cost benefit analysis from the Shipyard Service Authority, which oversees the government owned facility, before...
The Division of Student Services at the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) has announced the recipients for the fall 2016 semester of the College’s two In-House Scholarships. In addition to recognizing outstanding academic performance, these scholarships also offer support to scholars who do...

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