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With federal defendants offering no new evidence in the Large Vessel Prohibited Area (LVPA) legal battle, the Territory of American Samoa has asked the federal court in Honolulu to dismiss defendants’ motion for reconsideration and to amend the court’s judgement. Early this month, the federal...
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Gov. Lolo Matasi Moliga (right) shakes hands with Port Administration Water Transportation Division employee Sunia Davetawalu (left), who was one of the three Port employees presented with special recognition awards and monetary gifts last week recognizing them for their efforts in saving the life...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga and First Lady Cynthia Malala Moliga (head of table), along with lawmakers, senior ASG officials, and Secretary of Samoan Affairs Mauga T. Asuega during an executive lunch at the new Satala Power Plant, after it was dedicated Thursday morning, May 25.  [photo: Leua Aiono Frost]
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has praised the American Samoa Power Authority board of directors for that they have achieved in the last five years by producing “some good results for our people.” The governor commended the board during his special remarks at Thursday’s dedication of the $56 million new...
Tri Marine's closure of Samoa Tuna Processors means a windfall for neighbouring Samoa and Tokelau. [photo: SO via Asia-Pacific Report]
After the closure of one of its tuna canneries, American Samoa is looking to recover by giving away tonnes of the fish to its neighbours, a move welcomed by Tokelau. In December, tuna supply group Tri Marine indefinitely closed its Samoa Tuna Processors plant based in Pago Pago after supply and...
Through a May 25 executive order, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has directed the flag of the United States to be flown at half-staff on May 29 - Memorial Day - until 12noon local time. The governor’s order is pursuant to US President Donald Trump’s May 24 proclamation for all Americans in states and...
In Congresswoman Aumua Amata’s 2917 Memorial Day message at the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C., she reminds us to think of history and remember those who have given so much and thank them for their sacrifice.
AS-EPA has approved this product —  FAMILY Citronella Mosquito Repellant Coils — for sale in the Territory, as it’s been approved by the US EPA.  [Courtesy AS-EPA]
Samoa News has received calls about mosquito coils — asking why are they expensive now that they are being sold again on island, and why is there a shortage of coils, when ZIKA, Dengue, and other assorted mosquito-borne diseases are common on island. Samoa News reached out to AS-EPA for answers, as...
Spring 2017 ASCC graduate Salome L. Saili displays her award from the Samoan Studies Department during the Graduate Banquet held last week. The event recognizes academic achievement and leadership in the diverse areas of study offered at ASCC.  [Photo: J. Kneubuhl]
As each semester nears its end at the American Samoa Community College (ASCC), the Division of Student Services hosts its Graduate Banquet, a social occasion for the graduating students which includes recognition of outstanding academic achievement. The spring 2017 ASCC Graduate Banquet took place...
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Sen. Galeai M. Tu’ufuli (middle) receives a special award from Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga and first lady Cynthia (backs to camera) Friday (May 26) morning at Su’igaula o le Atuvasa at Utulei Beach during the closing ceremony for Senior Citizen Week in American Samoa. Galeai was honored as the...
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Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has called on his cabinet for the government to depend on itself when it comes to financial resources for projects to expand the local economy, but not on the federal government, which should only be asked when it comes to major projects. Lolo made the call during Tuesday’...

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