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With the Fono and many in the community complaining about the usefulness of the America Samoa Visitors Bureau, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has called for the agency’s top leaders to conduct a thorough review of the agency’s mission as well as identify ways for improvements. Lolo made the suggestion...
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Among the many comments supporting the keeping the national marine monument status of Rose Atoll, is one that points to the importance of the atoll to continued understanding of humpback whales. The commenter, submitted late last week on federal portal, www.regulations.com, argued that Rose Atoll...
Starkist products on display at Safeway, Seattle, US, September 2016. [photo: Undercurrent]
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) is accusing a former senior sales executive with Starkist of conspiring to fix prices for shelf stable seafood, the first non-Bumble Bee Foods executive to be formally charged. Stephen Hodge, the former senior vice president of sales with Starkist, ultimately...
Movement of executives within the nation’s top three tuna producing companies has been cited as one of the examples, in which the canneries allegedly colluded in their price fixing conspiracy. And former StarKist Samoa general manager, Brett Butler, as well as former StarKist Co., executive Chris...
RED CROSS AMERICAN SAMOA RESPONDS TO RECENT FLOODING American Red Cross in American Samoa responded to calls for assistance from families on the Western side of Tutuila during last month’s heavy rain, that prompting flooding in some villages. The local Red Cross responded to calls from its partners...
ASG’s Office of Political Status, Constitution and Federal Relations executive director Tapa’au Dr. Daniel Aga (second from left) pictured with top officials representing China, Russia, Guyana and Chile sitting on the board of the United Nation Special Committee on Decolonization, at this week’s 2017 Caribbean Regional Seminar hosted by St. Vincent and the Grenadines in May 2017. [photo: UN]
American Samoa’s “external relationship” with the Administering Power — the United States — has “serious democratic deficiencies,” says Tapaau Dr. Dan Aga, executive director of the ASG Office of Political Status, Constitution and Federal Relations, during his presentation at last month’s United...
ASCC Agriculture, Community and Natural Resources (ACNR)/Land Grant Instruction Coordinator Mrs. Pauline Tuitele-McFall (center) celebrates alongside four recent ASCC graduates who will participate in various ACNR-organized internships this summer. Left-to-right: Fatima Aneki, June Talamoni, Tuitele-McFall, Jennet Chang and Logomalu Papalii.  [Photo: Katrina Garcia-Helsham]
This summer, a number of students at the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) will gain firsthand experience in Agriculture and related fields both here in the Territory as well as in locations as close as neighboring Samoa and as distant as Vietnam as part of internships made available through...
Yesterday morning 35 students of Kanana Fou High School Class of 2017 graduated at the CCCAS Taeaoafua Gymnasium. Congratulations graduates and best of luck to your future endeavors!   [photo:EM]
It was definitely a special day for the Kanana Fou Class of 2017, as proud families and close friends gathered at the CCCAS Taeaoafua Gymnasium in Tafuna to celebrate and congratulate the graduates. Bluesky Communications is the proud sponsor of the 2017 High School Graduation season on island and...
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A former Bluesky manager claims SA Amper chairman Jaime Espinosa blocked the sale of employee trust shares, despite the request of some employees, including herself, to participate in the company’s success — the sale of Bluesky to Fiji-based Amalgamated Telecom Holdings (ATH). As a result, she has...
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A man accused of possession of illegal drugs as well as possession of unregistered guns — a 12-gauge shotgun and a 22-caliber rifle — has had his bail set at $60,000. According to the criminal complaint, Tautua Letasi is charged with unlawful possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute...

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