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 Papalii Faamausili Moli Malietoa - in the middle with the tie. [Photo: RNZI/Autagavaia Tipi Autagavaia]
Samoa's Lands and Titles court has ruled in favour of the Malietoa paramount title holder chosen earlier this year. The heirs of the title, Malietoa Natuitasina, Malietoa Talavou, and Malietoa Moli bestowed the title on Papalii Faamausili Moli, the son of the late head of state, susuga Malietoa...
Congresswoman Amata appreciates hearing from constituents on issues (such as CHIP funding) that are important to you. This was a town hall in October. [courtesy photo]
Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed Congressional action renewing funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which helps ensure access to medical care for many children throughout the country, including American Samoa. Congresswoman Amata also called for...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga [SN file photo]
American Samoa government workers are getting an early Christmas gift — by way of their paychecks — because Monday is Christmas Day 2017, where American Samoa joins Christians around the world to celebrate the birth of Christ. Local residents are also hoping for good weather, after a spate of...
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As has been their usual practice, the Rotary Club of Pago Pago donated $2,500 to the Shriners Children's Travel Fund earlier this week. The check was presented by Rotary president John Raynar to Shriners Club member Roy JD Hall Jr. (pictured). Since 1991, Shriners has been instrumental in sending...
On December 14, 2017, National Park American Samoa rangers and University of Hawaii instructors presented highlights from the Fruit Bat Curriculum, which included an original song, a Haka and a drama featuring the Samoan legend of the native Fruit Bat.  [courtesy photo]
The Cabinet of the American Samoa Government had a rare treat during their December meeting this year. It was during their luncheon work meeting, which was held at the Gov. H. Rex Lee Auditorium on December 14 that members of American Samoa’s National Park Service (NPS) gave the Cabinet an unusual...
A “mechanical issue affecting a fuel indicator” caused the delayed departure of Hawaiian Airlines flight Wednesday night returning to Honolulu, says airline spokesman Alex Da Silva. The plane finally left around 2 p.m., yesterday. Hawaiian had already scheduled three extra sections for the holiday...
Lately, many kittens are being dropped off at ASG Veterinary Clinic at the Department of Agriculture, as the owners of the cats become overwhelmed with the large numbers of kittens being born. Cats can have up to three litters a year with as many as 8 kittens in each litter. Cats start reproducing...
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The daughter of a man accused of sexually assaulting a 17-girl old girl has told a High Court jury that she doesn't believe what her father is accused of and she was never interviewed by police about the case, although she was home during the time the alleged assault occurred. The testimony was...
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The wait is over for one local company. After weeks of waiting to see if the American Samoa Government's Procurement Office will keep them on board for the Pago Pago International Airport Rehabilitation Phase 2 Construction project, Paramount Builders has been informed that McConnell Dowell has...
American Tunaboat Association executive director Brian Hallman says that changes made during the 14th Meeting of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) provided changes to help the US flag fleet in 2018. Held in Manila, Philippines, the meeting occurred the first week of this...

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