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HAWAI’I RESIDENT CLAIMS HE WAS FIRED BECAUSE HE IS “SAMOAN” A Samoan man, who claims he was fired by a security guard company because of his Samoan ancestry has filed a civil rights lawsuit in the federal court in Honolulu, seeking an unknown amount of money to be determined by a jury. Honolulu...
Boys & Girls Clubs of American Samoa (BGCAS) is helping community youth learn critical thinking, problem-solving, and coding through the new Computer Science (CS) Pathway program, thanks to a $3 million partnership between Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) and Microsoft. BGCA and...
Attorney General Talauega Eleasalo Ale has “disabled until further notice” the time clocks for the main Immigration Office at the EOB in Utulei and the airport, and this is effective immediately, according to the AG’s Nov. 7th memo. “This is an extreme measure to combat the continuous disregard for...
Dr. Dan Jacobson, executive director and campus dean of the Hawai’i campus of Wayland Baptist University says the school is looking forward to offering classes for local students as early as May 2018. And with low tuition rates, Wayland shouldn't have any problems recruiting locals, as more and...
The Division of Student Services (DOSS) at the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) conducted a professional training workshop in late November for the various campus offices, which come under its purview. DOSS encompasses the offices of Admissions, Records, Financial Aid, Counseling, Library...
American Samoa ended their 15-year drought in the Miss Pacific Islands Pageant by winning the crown in Nadi, Fiji on Saturday night. Miss American Samoa, Matauaina Gwendolyn To’omalatai won the crown for the territory in a nailing biting competition. In the special awards, Miss Toomalatai claimed...
Rep. Su’a Alexander Eli Jennings has pitched Swains Islands to grow breadfruit that will not only revitalize the atoll’s economy but also make it a possible supplier for milling this stable product for gluten free flour. Su’a’s other project, gluten free banana flour, has attracted a lot of...
DBAS TO REDUCE MORTGAGE INTEREST RATE NEXT MONTH At a recent cabinet meeting, Development Bank of American Samoa president Ruth Matagi-Fa’atili announced that the DBAS board of directors has approved a proposal from the bank’s staff and management to lower the interest rates on mortgage loans. She...
Passengers of the Holland America Line cruise ship, “AMSTERDAM” (in the background), Thursday, after she docked around 8a.m. The cruise ship brought in 1,656 passengers with 647 crewmembers from Suva, Fiji and departed around 5p.m. the same day for Honolulu, Hawai’i. The vessel is on a 26-day...
American Samoa Hawaii (“ASH”) Cable company has announced the submarine cable company’s first annual cash dividend distribution totaling US$1,650,000. President, Toleafoa Douglas Creevey, who is also CEO of the Bluesky Pacific group of companies, presented cheques for shareholder American Samoa...

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