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The now eight-year old Pemerika Sameli Tauiliili, who was flown to Honolulu and later underwent a six-hour surgery, has been released from Kapiolani Women’s and Children’s Hospital, and is doing well and attending an elementary school in Honolulu, his father Ionatana Tauiliili said. Little Peme...
Traditional leaders of Vaifanua county council have again selected Sen. Gaoteote Tofau Palaie, the current Senate President, to take up their senatorial seat for the next four years, when the new 35th Legislature is sworn into office at 12noon on Jan. 3, 2017, county sources told Samoa News over...
Election officials for the City of Chicago have offered an explanation as to how American Samoa ended up in a Illinois state law, which allows former residents of the state who are registered voters but living in American Samoa to vote by absentee in federal elections, but banned from absentee...
Former Chamber of Commerce chairman David Robinson is calling on the new or returning Administration after the Nov. 8 election to be “more diligent” in pursing investment that would provide job opportunities for the territory and will boost the territory’s economy. Robinson retires this month after...
The American Samoa Legal Aid (ASLA) was recently notified that it is receiving a $61,740 Technology Initiative Grant from the Legal Services Corporation to implement the Manu’a Islands Access to the Legal Aid Project to allow low income residents of the Manu’a islands to significantly improve their...
On Tuesday, Oct. 25, the Tafuna High School Social Studies Department hosted a political forum — Let Our Voices Be Heard —focused on the 2016 House of Representative candidates for the Tualauta District and Ituau District. Held at the school’s gymnasium, the forum drew focus not only to voices of...
Agriculture Department acting director Peter Gurr has recommended the suspension until further notice supply to the School Lunch Program of all vegetables except for local taro, green bananas, ripe-bananas and hydroponic vegetables. Gurr made the recommendation in an Oct. 25th letter to Education...
A US tuna fishing company, whose fishing vessel was accused of illegally discharging oil in the waters off American Samoa and then lied about it, has agreed in federal court to pay a $1.6 million fine, and a separate community service payment for use at the National Marine Sanctuary of American...
ABRAHAM MCMOORE A man who is accused of pointing a gun towards another man in Utulei last week was charged this week by the government during his initial appearance in District Court.  Abraham McMoore is facing one felony count of illegal use of a weapon, a crime punishable by not more than 5 years...
The "American Samoa Culture and Ocean Conservation Film Series" has been named a finalist in the Broadcast Series Category of the 2016 BLUE Ocean Film Festival & Conservation Summit, set to be held in St. Petersburg, Florida on November 10- 13. The BLUE Ocean Film Festival is the premiere ocean...

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