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American Samoa welcomed two new babies, who were born Christmas, Dec. 25 at LBJ Medical Center, as confirmed to Samoa News yesterday morning. The first to be born was baby-girl Nelva Punia Piliati, who was born at 12:07a.m Dec. 25; while baby-boy Saolupe Soe came into this world at 3:51a.m. Dec. 25...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga plans to start announcing his new cabinet director appointees on Jan. 3, 2017 - the same date on which Lolo and Lt. Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga, are sworn in for a second four-year term as governor and lieutenant governor of American Samoa, after being reelected in the Nov. 8...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has asked chief executive officers (CEOs) of ASG’s semi autonomous agencies to provide their recommendations on board members for authorities, which are governed by boards. At last Thursday’s cabinet meeting, Lolo said he and Lt. Gov. Lemanu Peleti have been asking the...
American Samoa Power Authority is looking at the new Satala Power Plant to be commissioned in March, while the Ofu renewable project, will be up between February and March of next year, according to ASPA managing director Paul Young at last Thursday’s cabinet meeting. The Satala power plant, along...
Four enumerators have been hired, after training, and are now conducting the American Samoa Visitors Bureau’s Air Visitor Survey at the Pago Pago International Airport for travelers departing on Hawaiian Airlines, Talofa Airways and Polynesian Airlines. The local first ever type of survey, is a...
Besides a $1,000 donation, Bluesky Communication also presented to LBJ Medical Center’s Pediatric Ward books, chairs and a Christmas tree for the kids’ playroom, during the telecommunication company’s visit and presentation Wednesday morning. Bluesky’s country manager Filifotu Vaai-Tinitali,...
The youth members from the CCCAS Nu’uuli church performing during the final night of the Arts Council’s and Department Of Youth and Women’s Affairs Christmas Concert held at the Pavillion in Fagatogo this past Tuesday evening. [photo: TG]
A peaceful American Samoa joins Christians around the world on Sunday to celebrate Christmas 2016 and local residents are hoping for good weather after two consecutive days of heavy rain that has made driving hazardous in many areas due to road conditions — usually flooding out during heavy rain....
An administration bill, the Keep Samoa Beautiful Act, signed by Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga on Oct. 26, became law effect Dec. 14. The measure, overhauls current litter laws by strengthening, among other things, enforcement authority to include more government departments and agencies. According to...
A look at inmates at the Territorial Correctional Facility performing a Samoan siva as part of the entertainment during yesterday’s annual Christmas visit to the TCF compound by Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga, First Lady Cynthia Malala Moliga, Lt. Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga and cabinet members.  [photo: AF]
During his annual visit to the Territorial Correctional Facility, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga told just over 100 male and female inmates that the government, especially during the holiday season, never forgets them. Lolo began the annual Christmas visit to TCF in his first year in office in 2013....
Businesses owned and operated by Asian people seem to be the latest target in a string of robberies — some which have been reported to police — in the western district, specifically Malaeimi, Tafuna, and Ili’ili. The robberies took place over a span of three weeks, between November 28 and December...

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