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Longline boats tied up at the wharf in Pago Pago harbor, [SN file photo]
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...
Senior Policy Specialist for the Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL) in Honolulu, HI Daniel Lin (center) is surrounded by five “storytellers” from Manu’a High School, who submitted stories and photographs as part of the Pacific Storytellers Cooperative. [photo: courtesy]
“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’...
[photo: Six84 Aerial]
A recent aerial photo of the Rotary swimming pool project in Lions Park taken by Aaron Hall owner of Six84 Aerial, an FAA certified commercial drone operation with a certificate of approval to operate in proximity to the airport.  Thanks Aaron for the fab photo. BACKGROUND While a competitive...
A high number of suspected dengue fever cases — with 7 confirmed though laboratory testing — has prompted a clean up of two villages in the Eastern District on the main island of Tutuila and health officials encourage people to keep their surroundings clean especially areas where mosquitoes breed....
StarKist Samoa official Taotasi Archie Soliai; StarKist Co., vice president of corporate communication, Michelle Faist; and StarKist Samoa general manager C. Kwon, following a news conference in January at the StarKist Samoa headquarters. [photo: FS]
During a Feb. 8 executive meeting, the Chamber of Commerce board of directors selected StarKist senior official Taotasi Archie Soliai as the organization’s new board chairman. Taotasi, a former lawmaker who served as the Chamber’s vice chair last year, thanked the board and members for the...
Attorney General Talauega Eleasalo Va’alele Ale
Attorney General Talauega Eleasalo Va’alele Ale says a proposal has been worked on that would hire immigration enforcement officers who would be charged with the responsibility of enforcement of immigration laws pertaining to foreigners entering the territory. Talauega made the revelation during...
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Aumua Amata, and colleagues from the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee, which has oversight over the U.S. territories, will arrive in Pago Sunday on the first leg of a fact finding trip to the U.S. Pacific territories. They will overnight Sunday and Monday...
Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga in a major milestone for American Samoa announces a key achievement for his administration — American Samoa has obtained approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), to enable the DOH Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and its community...
It appears that some cabinet members are not adhering to a previous directive from Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga to close bank accounts that are maintained separately by ASG departments and offices. In a Feb. 13 memo to his cabinet members, Lolo says a directive was issued some time ago instructing all...
FONO TAKING MID SESSION RECESS — GOING TO RETIREMENT MTG IN HNL The Fono is taking a second mid-session recess, starting at the close of business Friday, and will reconvene Mar. 13. The three-week recess coincides with the ASG Employees Retirement Fund board meeting in Honolulu next week. The...

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