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Samoa News photo taken on Tuesday, June 27, shows a sign on one of the Fono doors pointing to “DANGER” ASBESTOS, Cancer and Lung Disease Hazard, KEEP OUT, AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL ONLY… as well as yellow tape noting caution, as it stops the public from entering the area. Fono employees told Samoa News...
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Motorists are happy to see the latest drop in the price of gasoline — about 9 cents per gallon — at the pump. The decrease is also welcomed by owners of vehicles that fill up with diesel fuel. The drop in fuel cost should be of some help for the ASG - with its fleet of more than 100 vehicles — as...
Aumua Amata with her friend, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (AL), who chairs the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. [courtesy photo]
M.A.S.I. ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR 25TH ANNIVERSARY MIss American Samoa Incorporated (MASI) will be celebrating its silver jubilee later this year in September, to coincide with the 2017-2018 Miss American Samoa pageant set to be held on Sept. 15th. MASI president Simeafou Imo told Samoa News earlier...
Bishop, Peter Brown – taking a bow before the grand-stand as he led the Autalavou Katoliko Puleaga Samoa Pago Pago in their taualuga, to close off their performance during the 2017 Flag Day entertainment.  [photo: TG]
Bishop Peter Brown, head of the Diocese of Samoa Pago Pago, has offered the Catholic Church’s support in the government’s fight to rid American Samoa of illegal drugs. This was outlined in a June 21 letter addressed to Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga, Secretary of Samoan Affairs, Mauga T. Asuega, and...
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The young girl from Fagatogo is an aspiring artist and this drawing is her winning entry, which has been selected as George E. Harris Elementary School's 2016-2017 yearbook cover. Aegeann is the granddaughter of Makiati and Lusia Silafau, and Larry Sanitoa. She was deaf at birth. Aegeann is a...
Some of the CCCAS elders, with Chairman Rev. Elder Mamoe Eveni Jr. (right) during court proceedings between the CCCAS and Secretary General Rev. Amaama Tofaeono. The Court has ruled in favor of CCCAS, to take possession of the home Rev. Amaama and his wife occupy inside the Kanana Fou compound.  [photo AF]
Last Friday’s court ruling on a complaint filed by the Congregational Christian Church of American Samoa (CCCAS) has allowed the general public a glimpse into the workings of the church, whose top leadership, the CCCAS Elders’ Committee, is usually tightlipped. In discussion, the court highlighted...
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During sentencing in the High Court on Monday of an Asian businessman initially accused of bribing a Tax Office agent two years ago and later pled guilty to a misdemeanor charge, the Attorney General’s Office asked for “no jail time” for the defendant. Assistant AG Gerald Murphy’s verbal motion...
Douglas William Domenech is the new Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Insular Areas. [courtesy photo]
*/ WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Aumua Amata has expressed her highest approval and her personal excitement today over President Donald Trump’s announcement of his intent to nominate Interior Department veteran Douglas William Domenech as Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Insular Areas. "I am...
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SOLOMONA TEOFILO A man accused of assaulting his sister-in-law last year, is now facing a new charge after he allegedly assaulted another family member. Solomona Teofilo was arrested and charged last October with second degree assault for allegedly assaulting his sister-in-law. He is accused of...
An estimated 800 young people will be taking part in this year's Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP), the highest number of participants to date. [photo: Blue Chen-Fruean]
The DYWA Pago Pago Youth Community Center was jam packed yesterday morning, as hundreds of local youth, parents, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga, cabinet members, and representatives from the private sector were there to witness the official opening of this year's Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP)....

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