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The National Weather Service has issued a FLASH FLOOD WATCH and a GALE WARNING for Manu’a Islands. The Flash Flood Watch is in effect through Tuesday, April 4, 2017. This is due to heavy rainfall and isolated thunderstorms occurring north and east of Manu’a this morning. The Gale Warning is for...
With the Fono already confirming all executive branch directors, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga’s next task is to appoint members to ASG boards and commissions, as well as replacing current cabinet directors on these boards or commissions. During Tuesday’s cabinet meeting, the governor congratulated all...
What can be better than encouraging young people to read and, at the same time, contribute to a worthy cause? The University of Hawaii, Manoa, American Samoa Territorial Teacher Training Apprentice Program (better known as UH COHORT) is partnering up with the Manu’a Elementary Schools to host a...
Visitors from the School of International Travel (SIT) and their guides attened a talk by Tapaau Dr. Daniel Aga (front, second right) of the Office of Political Status on the history of American Samoa's affliliation with the United States. During their five days in American Samoa, the SIT visitors were hosted by the ASCC chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society.  [Photo: J. Kneubuhl]
As one of its Institutional Learning Outcomes, the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) holds that its students should strive to become Global Citizens who are “prepared to participate in regional and global communities.” A dozen ASCC students in the Alpha Epsilon Mu chapter of the Phi Theta...
Three of the four DPS officers, who were assigned to the Juvenile Detention Center, heading into the District Court last Friday morning for their initial appearance after being arrested last Thursday for alleged illegal activities at the Center. The officers are seen in this photo without handcuffs, however, they were in handcuffs during their court appearance. [photo: AF]
Four Public Safety officers assigned to Juvenile Detention Center (JDC) in Tafuna have been charged with various crimes, but specific charges and details of allegations against the officers remain under wraps, with District Court Judge Fiti A. Sunia ordering staff not to release court documents....
Port Administration, in conjunction with Treasury’s Customs Division, called a Port users meeting in a Mar. 29 letter, regarding container scanning operation which goes live today — the same time the fee of $200 per 20 feet container or over goes into effect. Port Admin deputy director Christopher King is seen here explaining during the meeting the layout of the port operation, when the scanner goes lives today, and how Port operations will be affected.  [Courtesy photo]
At a port users meeting last Friday morning, business owners and their representatives where told by Deputy Treasury for Revenue, Keith Gebauer, that not only will they pay the new $200 per container to be scanned at the main dock, but the current $60 per inspector to physically inspect contents of...
[photo: VA Pacific Islands Health Care System]
U.S President Donald J. Trump has signed into law federal legislation that names the Veterans Affairs healthcare facility in American Samoa after the late former Congressman Faleomavaega Eni Hunkin, who passed away on Feb. 22 at his home in Provo, Utah and laid to rest Mar. 10 at the Provo Cemetery...
Chamber of Commerce’s new chairman Taotasi Archie Soliai  [SN file photo]
Chamber of Commerce’s new chairman Taotasi Archie Soliai has outlined three goals and objectives of the new board during Wednesday night’s meeting of the private sector organization. The board was elected in late January this year. The meeting, sponsored by Bluesky Communications, was held at DDW...
Va’amua Henry Sesepasara, director of the Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources. [SN file photo]
The case of a foreign longline fishing vessel caught with “some shark parts” on board the vessel has been turned over to the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration law enforcement unit, says Va’amua Henry Sesepasara, director of the Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources. The case was...
Hawaiian Airlines is adding a dozen extra flights between Honolulu and Pago Pago for the busy traveled summer months, as is their norm. In addition, to the current two flights a week on Mondays and Fridays, Hawaiian has added extra Wednesday flights beginning Jun. 7 to Aug. 23, airline spokesperson...

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