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Aerial view of Starkist canning plant in American Samoa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — StarKist Inc., is looking at relocating some of its production from California to American Samoa, creating up to 300 new jobs, according to a summary report by Lt. Gov. Lemanu Palepoi Sialega Mauga, following meetings last month in Washington D.C. with US Department of...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 32-year-old man from Poloa was arrested last week for allegedly assaulting a woman. The government claims that on Dec. 5, 2018, a woman walked into the Tafuna Substation to report her daughter was punched in the mouth by a man named Lani Selota at their home in Poloa....
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Honolulu, HAWAII — The US government has called on the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission for informed deliberation on fisheries issues impacting the US, especially a provision approved at last year’s WCPFC meeting, to help American Samoa’s economy, which depends on the tuna and...
[Left – Right] Soliali'i Falepo (Am. Samoa Government), H. Gingerlei Porter (UH PITD/Pacific RANET Project), Bonnelley Pau'ulu (Am. Samoa Government), Amit Sighn (Fiji Meteorological Service), Ray Tanabe (NOAA/NWS Pacific Region), ‘Ofa Fa’anunu (Tonga Meteorological Service), Christina Higa (UH TASI), Jimmy Gomoga (Papua New Guinea Meteorological Service) and Terry Atalifo (Fiji Meteorological Service).
Honolulu, HAWAII  — The Pacific RANET Project last week presented several equipment itmes and instruments to Pacific Island Countries to assist with ongoing disaster preparedness and planning and data collection to further improve weather forecasts.  Since 2003, the Pacific RAdio And InterNET...
Pictured (l-r): Hyun Chui Yoon (secretary); Hyon Chong Park (current president); LBJ CEO Faumuina John Faumuina; Seong Lim Heo (incoming president); and Taek Yong Kweon (accountant/treasurer).
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Last Friday morning, officials from the local Korean Community presented a $2,000 donation to the LBJ Medical Center. Accepting the gift on behalf of the territory's only hospital was chief executive officer Faumuina John Faumuina (center). Current president for the...
2019 Territorial Teacher of the Year (TTOY), Jordanna Maga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “I am the product of public education,” declared 2019 Territorial Teacher of the Year (TTOY), Jordanna Maga, during her speech at a Department of Education celebration last Friday evening at Tradewinds Hotel, where the Tafuna High School Mathematics teacher dedicated the...
Perenise Taala
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A Fono employee who was arrested last month — on the allegation that he failed to comply with conditions of a 5-year probation sentence that was handed down by the High Court four years ago for a deadly car crash — is going to jail. Perenise Taala, who has been in...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — One of the two defendants arrested for assaulting a taxi driver last year in Vaitogi has entered into a plea agreement with the government. Fereti Levi, who has been in custody since his arrest, unable to post a $10,000 cash bond, appeared in High Court last week for a...
Commerce Department director Keniseli Lafaele
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Commerce Department director Keniseli Lafaele says they are working on securing a funding source to carry out renovations for the Fale Laumei that according to Lafaele is deteriorating. He said DOC would like to see the renovations completed before the Polynesian Leaders...
Students from Tafuna Elementary School
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Students from Tafuna Elementary School witnessed the official groundbreaking ceremony for their long awaited gymnasium last Friday morning. The event was attended by Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga, ranking chiefs and leaders of Nuuuli village, Fono members, DOE director...

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