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Congresswoman Aumua Amata. [courtesy photo]
AMATA WELCOMES ACTION FOR VETERANS TELEHEALTH Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Aumua Amata, who serves on the Veterans Affairs Committee and its Health Subcommittee, on Thursday welcomed an invite to the White House announcement of action to make healthcare more readily available to the veterans of...
Some of the estimated 25 business representatives who attended Wednesday night’s Chamber of Commerce general membership meeting, where the ASG Revenue Task Force presented its revenue measure proposals submitted by the governor to the Fono. Also in attendance was Fono legal counsel, Nathaniel Savali (far right-back row), who was there as an observer.  [photo: FS]
In his presentation Wednesday night at the Chamber of Commerce general membership meeting regarding the Administration's proposed revenue measures submitted to the Fono, the ASG Revenue Task Force chairman, Attorney General Talauega Eleasalo Ale said the “honest truth is” that ASG’s monthly...
[photo: Leua Aiono Frost]
The 28 young teachers from the World Teach Program are really enjoying American Samoa's cool and sunny climate this time of year. Yesterday morning, Samoa News caught up with them as they were preparing to take a hike up Vatia National Park. The group met briefly yesterday morning for a pep talk...
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The Fono Building in Fagatogo will be demolished as soon as a "Notice to Proceed" is issued. So says an official from Paramount Builders, responding to Samoa News inquiries yesterday afternoon. Paramount Builders won the contract for the demolition job, beating out a handful of other local...
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The Trial Division of the High Court of American Samoa has taken under advisement a motion to suppress statements made by 87-year old Joseph T. Yandall to police when they interviewed him twice — in November 2016 and on March 07, 2017. The court has also taken under advisement a second motion, to...
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American Samoa Community College’s Vice President of Administration and Finance, Dr. Mikaele Etuale has tendered his resignation but no additional information is available on the reason for him leaving and when exactly he tendered his resignation. Dr. Etuale has worked at ASCC for several years,...
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Cabinet members have been informed that there is no more travel and/or leave from  now until the end of the upcoming fiscal year 2018 budget hearings, according to a memo from the Governor's Chief of Staff, Fiu J. Saelua to all cabinet directors.  The Aug. 1 memo first mentions a cabinet meeting...
The 18-person NPS crew and leader who left to fight wildland fires in California. [courtesy photo]
An 18-person National Park of American Samoa crew and crew leader were scheduled to depart on Wednesday, August 2, from American Samoa to Northern California to fight wildland fires for 30 days. Once in California, the national park’s fire crew will receive their field assignment and work side-by-...
Brian Benjamin Loma when he was interviewed by the media outside the High Court last Friday, after Chief Justice Michael Kruse granted the government's motion to dismiss the case against him. [photo: AF]
A Hawaiian Airlines passenger from Colorado who was arrested for possession of marijuana back in September 2015 is now a free man, after Chief Justice Michael Kruse granted the government’s motion to dismiss the case against him last Friday.  Assistant Attorney General Gerald Murphy asked for a...
U.S. Federal District Court House, Honolulu. [All-Hawaii News]
The federal court in Honolulu has denied the US National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) motion for reconsideration, to amend the court decision issued this past March that found that the NMFS 2016 rule to reduce from 50 to 20 miles the Large Vessel Prohibited Area (LVPA) in territorial waters “was...

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