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While the American Samoa Power Authority is faced with delays in the completion of two of its major projects — the new Satala Power Plant and the Operation Center in Tafuna — ASPA also says in its fiscal year 2016 third quarter performance report that dropping fuel costs affected not only its...
Registered voters in American Samoa have until the close of business next week Thursday — September 8, 2016 — to file any challenges against candidates for public office in this year’s general election, says Chief Election Officer Uiagalelei Dr. Lealofi Uiagalelei, who released before 7:30pm,...
American Samoa’s new multi-million dollar vessel the MV Manu’atele is now in the water at the Langley dock facility in Washington State, where the Nichols Brothers shipbuilders built it, says Port Administration director Taimalelagi Dr. Claire Poumele. Washington State-based South Whidbey Record...
Sen. Tuaolo M. Fruean believes the local Department of Homeland Security (ASDHS) should be funding the Customs Office scanners — to be installed at the territory’s port of entries — because it’s a “security” issue and suggested that ASDHS director Utuali’i Iuniasolua Savusa seek a “higher level”...
MUASAU SENTENCED TO 2-YEARS + A man who broke into a home and stole family belongings as well as having sexual contact with a minor, who was sleeping in her bedroom, has been sentenced to more than 2 years in prison. Hilton Forlorn Muasau was initially charged with four felony crimes — rape, sexual...
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), has approved a one-time payment of bonus benefits for this month for all recipients of the American Samoa Nutrition Assistance Program (ASNAP), administered locally by the Department of Human and Social Services (DHSS) The $...
Last Friday afternoon, the Pacific Youth & Community Development program held an award ceremony at the Alofa Tunoa chapel in Lepuapua to honor the youth members that were a part of their Pasefika Youth Project. During the ceremony, 14 participants received Certificates of Achievement, and three...
Candidates running for public office in this year’s general election have until the close of business today to file their petition, while a lawmaker has called on Election Office to ensure that names of voters who have passed away are purged from the official Voter Roll. Election Office yesterday...
Apia, SAMOA — The Samoa Faafafine are gearing up for the final stages of the 10th Anniversary of their major fundraising event, the annual Miss Faafafine Pageant. Although the pageant started in 1983 at the Tiafau Hotel under the then Crimes Ordinance regime where the crime of female personation...
The gubernatorial team of former lieutenant governor Faoa Aitofele Sunia and Rep. Larry Sanitoa has circulated a letter to its supporters and campaign people responding to a Senate hearing last week regarding the value of the ASG Employees Retirement Fund, while the close of business Thursday this...

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