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Congresswoman Aumua Amata
Washington, D.C. — Grants for technology support for American Samoa Dept. of Homeland Security and another $560,000 for Coral Reef Conservation were announced last week by Congresswoman Aumua Amata. $335,000 IN FEDERAL TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT Congresswoman Aumua Amata is welcoming $335,000 in federal...
 (l-r): Koneferenisi Purcell, Geraldine Ofisa, Da In Myung, Emily Kennach, Gloria Park, Sophie Young.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Science/Health Division of the Office of Curriculum and Instruction, American Samoa Department of Education has announced the top winners of the 31st annual High School Science Symposium - STEM related competition for high school students. The high school science...
fire ants compared to the size of a dime
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Department of Agriculture and the American Samoa Community College’s (ASCC) entomology lab have detected a new ant pest on Tutuila. Dr. Casper Vanderwoude of the University of Hawaii Ant Lab has confirmed the new invader to be the little fire ant,...
District Court Judge Fiti Sunia
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  “You came here to entertain our children — not to harm or put them in danger.” This was the clear message from District Court Judge Fiti Sunia to the Magic Circus of Samoa security guard, who was convicted of endangering the welfare of a 9-year-old child by dragging him...
Sio Junior Godinet
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — One of the three defendants arrested when armed detectives of the Department of Public Safety, Vice & Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant on two homes in Pago Pago in May of this year has informed the court that he wants a jury trial. Sio Junior Godinet appeared...
OSHA logo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) appears to be moving toward a settlement in the case where three men were electrocuted and died in January 2017 at the Manu'a Store compound in the Tafuna Industrial Park in American Samoa. As previously...
Miss ASCC Grace Lagai (front, far left) and members of the judging panel congratulate the Samoana High School students
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Institutional Core Values of American Samoa Community College (ASCC) state the goal of students learning to become effective communicators, critical thinkers, global citizens and responsible leaders. All of these qualities involve an engagement with pressing social...
The dengue mosquito
SOUTH PACIFIC COMMUNITY — An epidemiologist from the Pacific Community (SPC) says dengue fever outbreaks are currently active in American Samoa as well as Wallis and Futuna. An eight-year-old girl with dengue from Wallis and Futuna recently died after her condition deteriorated and she was flown to...
The track up Mt 'Alava.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Much of American Samoa is in national park territory, making it highly accessible, as Peter de Graaf discovers. It might come as a surprise that the United States' most remote national park isn't in Hawai'i or even in the frozen wilderness of northern Alaska. This...
Okesene Alo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — One of the four former DPS officer for the Juvenile Detention Center (JDC), was sentenced by the High Court to 27 year imprisonment after being found guilty of illegal activities and misconduct at the JDC 2 years ago. Okesene Alo, who was charged in two separate cases,...

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