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Department of Public Safety has begun its annual holiday enforcement program, which includes setting up roadblocks at designated unannounced locations in an effort to reduce drunk driving during the holiday season and to keep peace in the community. The enforcement program, which is also part of a...
StarKist Co. is investing in the US flagged longline fleet based in American Samoa so that the fishing fleet, also a supply source for the company’s StarKist Samoa cannery, can achieve Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification. Tautai O Samoa Longline & Fishing Association has expressed...
Deputy Police Commissioner Vaimaga Maiava has dismissed claims that the reason for two recent alleged assaults of inmates by other inmates were due to shortage of Territorial Correctional Facility officers. Police investigations into the two assault cases — which occurred within the last two and...
A taxi driver has been issued a traffic citation by police after his taxi crashed into the front gate of the Pago Pago Youth Center building, which houses the Department of Youth and Women’s Affairs, around 5a.m. on Monday. The taxicab then smashed through the wall on the ground floor of the...
Lt. Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga delivered special remarks on behalf of the territorial government during Monday’s official dedication and launching of a new local television station — HOPE Channel American Samoa — covering religious programming. Local businessman Bill Hyman, who owned TV station K11UU...
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Aumua Amata, issued the following statement in reaction to the appointment of Representative Ryan Zinke (R-MT) to lead the Department of the Interior. “I could not be happier with the selection of my friend and classmate Ryan Zinke for the Interior Secretary post....
A large number of children, accompanied by an adult or parent, showed up Monday afternoon for the official distribution of more than 300 toys collected through the “PAY IT FORWARD - TOY DRIVE PROJECT”, which started Dec. 5 until Dec. 7. The project, an initiative by Tapumanaia Galu Satele Jr., and...
The government-owned KVZK-TV building in Utulei underwent major restoration for its first floor and now, a year later, complaints are surfacing about the condition of the rat-infested second floor that features a note from the Department of Health — posted on the door — forbidding anyone from...
And that’s what Kolopa, who bought a ticket for herself for yesterday’s MV Lady Naomi sail, but decided at the last minute to give it away to one of the hundreds of Samoa Tuna Processors Inc., cannery employees, laid off as of last Friday. Samoa News learned of Kolopa’s generosity at the inter...
During this time of the year, as Christians prepare to celebrate the birth of Christ, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has called on residents of American Samoa to ensure that peace and harmony as well as love are the most important priorities in every local family. The governor’s call was made during his...

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