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During a recent cabinet meeting, LBJ Medical Center chief financial officer Pauline Gebauer announced that LBJ “is moving along, doing its very best” with what it has to operate with. She also said that its been almost three years since she has been with the hospital, and “this is the best that we’...
With American Samoa in the midst of a rainy season, Department of Health has urged residents to keep their surroundings clean, especially areas where mosquitoes breed as there are still mosquito borne diseases affecting American Samoa such as dengue fever and Zika. DoH official Tamasoali’i Dr....
At last week's Graduate Banquet, newly-appointed ASCC Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs Dr. Lena Galea'i Scanlan (left) presents a Teacher Education Department award to Ms. Katerina Joita Ameperosa, who has completed her Bachelor of Education - Elementary Education degree.  [Photo: J. Kneubuhl]
Several days prior to the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) graduation, the Division of Student Services hosts a Graduate Banquet, at which the members of the semester’s graduating class can enjoy a social occasion together. The banquet also provides a venue for the ASCC academic departments...
Newly elected Representative Samuel Meleisea exhorted the 65th ASCC graduating class during his keynote speech, to remember that family support is what will ensure your success — “It’s important for you to know that whatever you do and where ever you go, they’ll always be there for you.” The commencement ceremony took place last Friday morning at the ASCC gymnasium. See story inside. [photo: TG]
Last Friday morning the American Samoa Community College held their 65th Commencement Ceremon, at the school gymnasium with numerous family members, friends and supporters of all 139 graduates attending. Lt. Governor Lemanu Peleti Mauga representing the government had an opportunity to congratulate...
Customs agents confiscated three pounds of methamphetamine — “ice” — last week after a woman, later identified as Katrina Wells, claimed the parcel at the Fagatogo US Post Office. Wells has been charged with one count of unlawful possession of methamphetamines and she made her initial appearance in...
TULIESE TALIU During a court hearing last Thursday, Chief Justice Michael Kruse issued an official order for inmate Tuliese Taliu to depart American Samoa and remain out of the territory during his 5-year probation. Taliu had faced charges in two separate cases. The first was from three-years ago...
SHIPYARD SERVICE AUTHORITY HAS SURPLUS FUNDS During a recent cabinet meeting, Shipyard Service Authority Chief Executive Officer Moefa’auo ‘Bill’ Emmsley shared some good news saying an audit has been completed for FY 2016, which closed Sept. 30, 2016, and it shows that the government owned entity...
VP-elect Pence and Congresswoman Amata in the U.S. Capitol last month.  [Courtesy photo]
Washington, D.C. — Saturday, Vice President-elect Mike Pence appointed Congresswoman Aumua Amata to the Presidential Transition Team Executive Committee. "Amata is a great friend and colleague and I am delighted she will be joining our team," said Vice Chairman Marsha Blackburn, a senior Member of...
Scheduled mandated minimum wage increases for American Samoa will eventually affect wages of almost all tuna cannery workers in the territory, according to the US Government Accountability Office report to the US Congress; and also points out that there is a drop in tuna exports to the US. Based on...
[photo: Blue Chen-Fruean]
The team from the National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa (NMSAS), along with local sponsor South Pacific Distributors/ Aloha Maid, held four fishing derbies on three islands – Ta’u, Aunu’u, and Tutuila — in areas within and adjacent to the Sanctuary sites. According to the NMSAS, the events...

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