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The Samoa News 23rd Territorial Spelling Bee kicks off this year amid stormy weather — it’s raining cats & dogs here — but in no way has this stopped Samoa News and the major sponsor of the Territorial Spelling Bee, McDonald’s American Samoa from making sure the champion spellers from...
Development Bank of American Samoa recorded a loss of $400,000 when a freeze on interest payments of some customers’ loans were implemented for one-year only in 2010, says DBAS President Ruth Matagi-Fa’atili, who also says that during her tenure in the last four years, such a freeze was not...
Development Bank of American Samoa is conducting an analysis of the impact of the federally funded 1602 low income housing program, which has been in place for five years, although many units remain unoccupied and this is blamed on federal requirements, while Sen. Magalei Logovi’i believes DBAS...
The Fono has completed the confirmation process for the Lolo Administration’s cabinet appointees, who are now all officially confirmed in both the Senate and House as lawmakers are now on a three-week recess and reconvene on Mar. 15. The latest endorsement came last Wednesday in the Senate with a...
Dozens of east side residents spent the majority of their weekend — two weekends ago — in the ocean, sifting through rocks looking for octopus and sea urchins. Fathers and sons were seen bonding as they cast their nets into the water, waiting for fish. Some men came prepared, with goggles and a...
The Veterinary Clinic at ASG’s Department of Agriculture is honoring World Spay Day by offering free sterilization services for 25 cats and dogs in the territory. World Spay Day is on February 28, 2017.  World Spay Day draws attention to spay/neuter as a proven means of saving the lives of...
After an incident in which a man showed female students pornographic material, Fa’asao Marist High School principal Mapuleolo Kamo Koloi quickly took measures to ensure the safety of all students at the Catholic high school. And the high school’s PTA president J. Victor Langkilde has called for “...
The government launched a clean up of two Eastern District villages over the weekend to try and rid the areas of breeding grounds for mosquitoes, as health officials revealed that dengue fever cases have started to go up. And the last time the current dengue strain was seen in the territory was...
A federal judge in Honolulu has taken under advisement a motion for summary judgment by the Territory of American Samoa on its lawsuit over the action taken by the US National Marine Fishery Service (NMFS) last year to reduce from 50 to 20 miles the Large Vessel Protected Area in waters of American...
“Ta’u, Manu’a is called the “Island in the Sun” because we are actually using the sun to power our island, and it’s a rare opportunity for such a small place to have,” wrote Alphina Liusamoa, a Manu’a High School student who is part of the Manu’a Storytellers, a group of young people from the Manu’...

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