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With American Samoa now in cyclone season — which runs through Apr. 30, 2018 — the National Weather Service Office in Tafuna and the local Department of Homeland Security/TEMCO have reached out to local media outlets to help keep people informed as part of preparations before and after a storm.  ...
The 7th night following the 3rd quarter full moon in October and November are generally the predicted dates for palolo spawning in the territory. That means the slimy worms are expected to rise during the late evening hours tomorrow, Nov. 10th, early morning hours of Saturday, Nov. 11th - although...
Most students at the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) are US citizens or nationals, which gives them access to federal financial aid, particularly the Pell Grant which covers the majority of a student’s college expenses. ASCC also serves a number of young men and women who do not qualify for...
The folks at Pago Pago Trading Company (PPTC) are urging the community to be on the lookout for Gatorade products that are being sold in local stores, because some are allegedly not authentic and "could make people sick." Currently, PPTC is suing Pacific Mini Mart in Tafuna for parallel shipping...
More than WST$350,000 (€119,000/$138,000) has been generated in a fundraiser for the Samoa Rugby Union after SRU chairman, and the Pacific Island nation’s Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, declared that the sport’s governing body was “insolvent”. Tuilaepa had earlier stated that the...
You read about it or hear about it and you figure — that could never happen to you: You give birth to a healthy baby girl at the hospital, name her, take her home, nurture her, introduce her to the world, and two weeks later the hospital calls you and says that you were sent home with the wrong...
American Samoa has knocked New Zealand from the #1 spot of having the highest incidents of rheumatic heart disease in the world. In response, a team from the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) based in Portland, OR arrived Monday night and will be treating local youngsters suspected of...
A man who was found sleeping at a bus stop in Tafuna last week is facing drug charges, after police allegedly found drugs and paraphernalia in his possession, when they approached him to wake him up. Faaili Mata’u, a.k.a ‘Whistle" is charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance —...
The jury trial of a former school teacher, who was charged last year with one count of child abuse, a felony and one count of endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor — began yesterday (Nov. 7, 2017) in the High Court. The victim is an 11-year-old student at Coleman Elementary School in...
The mystery of the American Samoa Economic Development Authority (ASEDA) general revenue bonds isn't such a mystery after all. You can read the complete bond text yourself on the Internet at https://emma.msrb.org/ER913011-ER713245-ER1114700.pdf But even that doesn't answer all of the questions...

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