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Design of the longline dock project is on hold pending additional funding, while the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council has directed its staff to inquire with Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga about the status of the longline dock and whether it’s a priority for the Lolo Administration;...
Although no date set yet for Flag Day Fautasi race, you can read all about the crews and boats in our Fautasi Fiva features starting Thursday, March 30. [photo: TG]
While the fautasi race is confirmed for this year’s Flag Day celebration, the actual date of the race is not firmed up yet, says Lt. Gov. Lemanu Palepoi Sialega Mauga during yesterday’s cabinet meeting. There was no mention yesterday if there will be a fautasi from Samoa in the annual regatta,...
The Gurr family discovered, what one family member says appears to be a piece of a fishing boat, on the beach fronting their home at Maloatoa around Sunday afternoon (Mar. 26).  [Courtesy photo]
A local resident has wondered, and the reason Samoa News was contacted, if a large piece of what appears to be from a fishing boat  found on a Tutuila shoreline village over the weekend is linked to the discovery in Samoa of a “massive piece of wreckage.” And Samoa Police Commissioner Fuiavailiili...
A special bulletin from the American Samoa Department of Homeland Security – TEMCO was issued yesterday, at 11 a.m., Monday, March 27, 2017, asking residents and those who frequent the area of Lauli’i Elementary to report any information pertaining to the damage and missing siren parts to the...
Director of Territorial Administration of Aging Evelyn Lili’o-Satele with Hula Fitness instructor Vatau Galeai and the band, which plays for the Hula fitness class. The hula class is from Monday to Thursday, at 7:30am to 8:30am. [photo: Ese Malala]
Exercise is important at any age, but as you get older, regularly exercising has a powerful effect; and to that thought, the Director of Territorial Administration on Aging (TAOA) Evelyn Lili’o-Satele has included a Hula Fitness class to the TAOA program. “One of our focuses is health and happiness...
Although no specific details were released, StarKist Samoa official Taotasi Archie Soliai told a fishery management meeting in Honolulu that negotiations are ongoing with the government for land to build the cannery’s cold storage facility in Satala and that negotiations are expected to continue...
Lt. Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga (far left) cuts the ribbon to officially open yesterday morning the Transnational Crime Network center in American Samoa that is overseen by the Department of Public Safety. Looking on are Samoa Police Commissioner Fuiavailiili Egon Keil (middle) and American Samoa Police Commissioner Le’i Sonny Thompson (far right). [photo: AF]
As the newest member of the Pacific Transnational Crime Network (PTCN), American Samoa has now joined the TCN unit, with a system-network center housed at the one-story building next to the DPS facility and the local unit was dedicated yesterday. The dedication followed about an hour after the...
[photo: ASG]
Although the Territorial Bank of American Samoa is projecting a loss of “a little less than a million dollars” for calendar year 2017, the government owned commercial financial institution has not touched the seed money of $10 million provided by the government to launch the commercial bank,...
Reduction of the Large Vessel Protection Area (LVPA) in territorial waters “was not a dictatorial thing” but a response by the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council to a  “desperate plea” from the U.S longliner fleet based in American Samoa already faced with many challenges, says...
NO CLEAR ANSWER ON THE ISSUE OF CIGARETTE SHORTAGE The supply of popular cigarette brands is almost non-existent, and smokers are having a hard time satisfying the urge for a ‘nicotine fix’. Since last month, popular brands like Benson and Hedges (Lights and Regular) as well as Kool (long and short...

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