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O se va’aiga i le to’a 17 o i latou na fa’au’u mai i le a’oga maualuga a le Manu’atele i Ta’u i le aso 2 Iuni, 2017 i le Fale Ta’alo o le Laumua o le Segaula. [ata: Leua Aiono Frost]
The first public high school commencement ceremony held this year was for the graduating class of Manu’a HS on Friday, June 2, inside the school gymnasium at the Segaula campus. Government officials and dignitaries who attended the ceremony had to travel by air and sea to witness the first page of...
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The American Samoa Government has started preparations for a status report, which Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga says will be submitted to the US Interior Department after the close of the current fiscal year, and the “comprehensive report” will also be submitted to the Fono and “to the people.” Since...
The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council has requested that the federal government consider reviewing the continued need for existing monument and sanctuary fishing restrictions, given the availability of federal regulations which manage fisheries in the US Pacific Islands. The...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga [SN file photo]
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has called on directors to structure their budgets for the new fiscal year (2018) in accordance with the threshold ceiling of 90% of the approved FY 2017 budget, saying that the threshold is for all departments and offices funded by local revenue. Of the total $380.48...
Graduates of South Pacific Academy's Class of 2017 smiling for the Samoa News camera minutes before they were presented their high school diplomas last Saturday. [photo: Blue Chen-Fruean]
The last high school graduation for this year took place last Saturday inside the South Pacific Academy gymnasium, where 18 Dolphins were presented their high school diplomas. It was the private school's 17th commencement ceremony. This year’s coverage of the 2017 high school graduation season —...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga [SN file photo]
With grant-funded employees now exempt from the reduction of working hours, executive branch directors have been informed to schedule a work plan for these affected employees to recover these hours, so they can get paid, via a separate pay check. When the reduction of working hours, from 80 to 70...
WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week the Office of Insular Affairs released $7.8 million remaining in grant assistance for fiscal year 2017 to the American Samoa Government through the Office of Insular Affairs’ (OIA) Operations Grant Program. These funds are what remained of the annual $22.75 million...
In the U.S. territories, 5 percent of women who had confirmed Zika virus infection during pregnancy had a baby or fetus with Zika virus-associated birth defects, according to a report published this week in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Among the women with confirmed Zika infection...
Homeland Security director Samana Semo Ve’ave’a [SN file photo]
Local Department of Homeland Security director Samana Semo Ve’ave’a has echoed the call by local leaders including Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga for the community to join together to “eliminate” the drug problem in the territory. As part of his remarks at last Friday’s 25th Police Academy graduation...
Six of the 74 graduates of Nuuuli Vocational Technical High School’s Class of 2017 who received their diplomas last Friday. [photo: Blue Chen-Fruean]
The gymnasium at Kanana Fou was filled last Friday morning with family members, friends, and supporters of the 74 Wildcats who came together one last time to say goodbye not only to each other, but to the high school chapter of their life story. This year’s coverage of the 2017 high school...

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