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There are many kinds of recruitment in the Territory, and for those interested in hands-on training for very specialized, in-demand technical skills, this week may be the time to check out the presentations being given by UTI representative Jason Tagal in the lobby at the Tradewinds Hotel....
The Department of Health's Environmental Division has shut down Gold Conda Store in Fagaalu, after inspectors discovered major health violations at the establishment last week. A 'Public Notice' taped on the store's main entrance reads: "As of 10/03/2017 by order of the Department of Health,...
Over two dozen local police officers, including sergeants, lieutenants, captains and commanders, were at the shooting range in Aoloau for two days participating in training drills that complete a 2-week course, which ultimately certifies them to carry weapons. Also present at the shooting range was...
US based Tri Marine International is urging a federal agency to grant its exemption request — made three years ago and supported by the American Samoa Government — dealing with US purse seiner fleets that deliver their catch to the canneries in the territory, whose economy is dependent on the...
Last Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, Governor Lolo M. Moilga issued a General Memorandum that rescinds a prior memo issued in 2014, which appointed Tauese Va'aomala Sunia as Chief of Police for the Department of Public Safety (DPS). Lolo's memo follows a Sept. 29th memo issued by DPS Commissioner Le'i S....
Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga last week announced the implementation of the new single Entry Form to eliminate the response burden and replication of information by completing two or more forms by travelers upon arrival into American Samoa. According to a press release from the Governor's Office...
Workers at StarKist Samoa in American Samoa will be out of work for five weeks when the plant shuts down later this month have sought federal assistance. The shutdown is needed to install equipment and other upgrades to ensure the plant works more efficiently. US congresswoman's local director,...
With the Executive Branch executive workforce returned to full 80 hours per pay period, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has set by executive order overtime and compensatory time policies - which has been a challenge for the governor over the years in controlling overtime and comp-time. During a cabinet...
In late September, twenty American Samoa Community College (ASCC) Marine Science Students embarked aboard the Sailing School Vessel (SSV) Robert C. Seamans to conduct oceanographic research around Tutuila.  This is the fourth season where the SSV Robert C. Seamans, owned and operated by the Sea...
The annual White Sunday celebration coupled with the Monday federal and local holiday (Discoverers’ Day), adds up to a three-day weekend — and a busy one at that — as residents gear up for a day dedicated to the children of American Samoa. For lawmakers, however, they are getting an extra day off:...

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