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American Samoa is participating in the Girls Go CyberStart program, a free online cybersecurity game offered by the SANS Institute. This was announced by Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga in a press release issued last week. The primary objective of this program is to introduce our youth to the field...
Popular Reggae Soul band, Culture Crew, from Utah, U.S.A, is heading to both Samoas next month. On tour with a mission to weave the two universal languages of music and love, these soulful singers aren’t just coming to serenade us with their soulful sounds.  Their goal is also to end the water...
To “address public safety concerns”, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has submitted for Fono approval, legislation that seeks to update the territory’s “tint law” which has not been updated since 1972, when the law was first put in place regulating tint on vehicles. Not clearly stated in the law is...
Proposals to amend local tobacco law to include e-cigarettes and raise the smoking age to 21; as well as the protection and rights of all senior citizens, are some of the planned measures the Lolo Administration is looking at submitting to the Fono for review and consideration. The proposals are...
With the support of American Samoa Visitor Bureau (ASVB), Jasons Travel Media (Jasons) is pleased to announce the launch of the first Jasons American Samoa Visitor Map, available in market from January 2018. The map will be distributed through Travel Agents in New Zealand and Australia, at Auckland...
The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is providing specific details regarding a Talofa Airways incident at Pago Pago International Airport after Sen. Magalei Logovi’I voiced concerns about the slow emergency response from the airport’s rescue crew. Responding to Samoa News inquiries, FAA...
Interior Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas, Doug Domenech announced yesterday the release of more than $9.6 million in grant funding to American Samoa through the Office of Insular Affairs’ (OIA) Capital Improvement Project (CIP) Program for fiscal year 2017, according to a press release.  “We...
Dengue fever preventive measures put in place by American Samoa following reports of people dying from the mosquito borne disease in Samoa; Health Department health cards; and status of medical services, are some of the health issues that will be tackled next Tuesday during a Senate hearing,...
With unanimous votes yesterday in both the Senate and House, the Fono has officially confirmed Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga’s nomination of Muavaefa’atasi John Edward Suisala as director of the Department of Human and Social Services. The Senate vote was 14-0 while the House voted 17-0. Muavaefa’atasi...
Hope House is one of those special places that lives up to its name, and recently it has been the site of some happy gatherings of children and adults with special needs and disabilities. Within the last two weeks, members of two community organizations have come together to assist, encourage and...

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