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Save yourself from paying a hefty fine or serving possible jail time by buckling up. Officers from the Department of Public Safety are cracking down on all drivers  – and passengers – not wearing seatbelts. In addition, cops will be issuing citations for other violations including children riding...
In a general memorandum dated May 15, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga appointed Alataua county tradition leader Fuamatu J.V. Fuamatu as the new Western District Governor, a post left vacant since the passing early this year of the late Lualemaga Faoa. The governor’s appointment, which became effective...
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TITIFALAULA SIAUMAU An employee of the Customs Office accused of importing marijuana, with a street value of $20,000, was arraigned last Friday in High Court after his case was bound over from District Court on Wednesday. Titifalaula Siaumau, who is out on bail, is faced with one count each of...
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Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga (at podium) during special remarks yesterday at the Malae o le Talu (Fagatogo malae) for the official opening of Police Week in American Samoa. On stage, at the Fagatogo Pavilion, [l-r] former police commissioner Sen. Tuaolo Manaia Fruean, current Police Commissioner Le’i...
Mrs. Elinor Lutu-McMoore (center), an ASCC alumnus who is currently Acting Meteorologist-In-Charge with the National Weather Service, will give the keynote address at the 66th ASCC Commencement Ceremony, which takes place this Friday, May 19th. She is a proud graduate of ASCC who stood at ASCC 20 years ago as the Valedictorian of the College’s first fall graduating class in 1997. Commencement is set for this Friday, May 19 at 10 a.m. at the Gymnasium. See story inside.  [Courtesy Photo]
The American Samoa Community College (ASCC) will hold its 66th Commencement Ceremony this Friday, May 19, beginning at 10 a.m. in the College’s Gymnasium. As always, the ASCC Student Services Division has invited a distinguished member of the community to give a keynote speech sure to inspire the...
Tafuna High School JROTC group, who competed in the 8th Annual ROTC Brigade and took first place for the LET I division of the 8th Annual Academic Challenge.  CONGRATULATIONS TO THE TAFUNA HIGH SCHOOL JROTC GROUP! [photo: Tafuna JROTC staff]
Education director Dr. Ruth Matagi-Tofiga has congratulated Tafuna High School JROTC cadets who competed in the recent 8th Annual Academic Challenge and took first place for the LET I division. There were 46 teams from across the nation, Asia and territories that competed in the Academic Challenge...
Tafuna High School JROTC group, who competed in the 8th Annual ROTC Brigade and took first place for the LET I division of the 8th Annual Academic Challenge.  CONGRATULATIONS TO THE TAFUNA HIGH SCHOOL JROTC GROUP! [photo: Tafuna JROTC staff]
Education director Dr. Ruth Matagi-Tofiga has congratulated Tafuna High School JROTC cadets who competed in the recent 8th Annual Academic Challenge and took first place for the LET I division. There were 46 teams from across the nation, Asia and territories that competed in the Academic Challenge...
Rose Atoll Marine National Monument [photo: US Fish and Wildlife Service]
There are already many public comments opposing any move by the federal government to remove previous presidential designation of the five marine monuments in the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean, such as the Rose Atoll in American Samoa. “Rose Atoll must be protected as an uninhabited wildlife refuge,...
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A 20-year old man, who was charged in two separate cases involving burglary and stealing, will be sentenced next month after the defendant reached a plea agreement with the government and it was accepted by the court. In the first case, Melvin Kuresa Eteuati was charged with one count each of...
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NOAA’s OFFICE OF NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARIES LAUNCHES VIRTUAL DIVE GALLERY Can’t get over to your National Marine Sanctuaries? Thanks to the wonders of 360-degree photography and virtual reality, these underwater treasures now are as close as the tip of your fingers. According to a media release...

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