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Local artist Regina Meredith-Fitiao of the ASCC Fine Arts Department  with ASCC President Dr. Rosevonne Makaiwi Pato. Meredith recently wrote an article on the dyes used for Samoan siapo, which has been published in Turkey Red Journal, an online resource for practitioners all over the world who work with making dyes and applying them.  (Photo: J. Kneubuhl)
Probably few outside the art world have heard of the online publication Turkey Red Journal, but for those who practice the age-old craft of making natural dyes and applying them, the journal represents a valuable forum for sharing ideas. In fact, the publication has a global reach that’s wide...
Senator Fonoti Tafa'ifa Aufata with Senator Paepae Iosefa Faiai who was confirmed yesterday by the Senate as an associate judge of the High Court of American Samoa. [photo: FS]
In a show of support of Sen. Paepae Iosefa Faiai 's nomination as associate judge of the High Court, all 11 senators present during yesterday’s Senate session voted “yes” by roll-call, instead of “by secret ballot” which — according to Senate rules — is how senators vote on confirmation of nominees...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga and Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi in a Samoa Observer file photo.
Samoa based money transfer businesses wanting to open bank accounts in Pago Pago, business travel permits, and inspections fees were among the several issues that American Samoa and Samoa agreed upon, at this week’s Two Samoa Talks held in Apia. The discussed and agreed upon issues, during the 10th...
Secretary of the Office of Samoan Affairs, Paramount Chief, Mauga Tasi Asuega. [photo: AF]
Secretary of the Office of Samoan Affairs, Paramount Chief, Mauga Tasi Asuega has called on the government and traditional leaders to work with officers from the Department of Public Safety, to put a stop and cure the problem of drugs in the territory. Speaking at last week Wednesday's cabinet...
American Samoa has asked Samoa to ensure that longliners that have shifted there deliver to the the territory's StarKist cannery instead of to Asia. The request was made during the two Samoa talks which were held this week in Apia, the first time in three years. The StarKist Samoa cannery has...
Pete and Donna Gurr of American Samoa use CropKing’s Five Day Intensive Workshop as a jumping-off point for their tomato operation. [Greenhouse Magazine]
Pete and Donna Gurr live on the island of Tutuila in American Samoa, where temperatures hover around 80 degrees Fahrenheit, and humidity rises beyond 80 percent. But in the second week of November, they visited rural Lodi, Ohio, where they saw that area’s first snow of 2017. When the snow fell, the...
The US Coast Guard has issued the third and probably the final waiver to the Port of Pago Pago — allowing the use of one tugboat — while ASG's Port Administration Department has secured for purchase, a second tugboat in the US . Despite the Coast Guard waiver, serious concerns remain amongst...
[SN file photo]
A fisherman on board the Natalia Victoria was arrested last week after illegal drugs were allegedly found on the vessel when it docked at the main port in Fagatogo. Christopher Reynolds is charged with attempt to import a controlled substance — a misdemeanor - and unlawful possession a controlled...
[photo: FIBA Basketball News]
American Samoa will be competing in three events during the 2017 Mini Pacific Games set to be held in Port Vila, Vanuatu on Dec. 4-15. American Samoa's delegation, including athletes in beach volleyball, 3-on-3 basketball, weightlifters Tanu Jungblunt and Li’a Tufele, and weightlifting coach Monica...
ASCC President Dr. Rosevonne Pato (seated, far left) joins the College’s Business Department, some students and their parents for a photo following a presentation the department recently gave on the trip the class MKT 212 (Marketing & Management Practicum) made to Samoa earlier this month.  [Photo: J. Kneubuhl]
Two recent events at the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) highlighted the involvement of the College’s Business Department with the local and international communities. First, the Business Department gave a presentation to the parents of students in the class MKT 212 (Marketing &...

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