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NO MAJOR PROBLEMS ON WHITE SUNDAY IN AMERICAN SAMOA Police Commissioner Save Liuato Tuitele says there were no major incidents leading into White Sunday in American Samoa. A senior police official who was contacted early yesterday morning also confirmed this. The senior police official said they...
First Lady Cynthia Moliga (middle) cutting the ribbon last Friday to officially open the Pacific Sleep Care clinic, which treats sleep apnea. She is assisted by Health director Motusa Tuilema Nua (far left) and Pacific Sleep Care general manager Ferdie Salvador.[photo: AF]
American Samoa’s first clinic to treat sleep apnea was officially dedicated last Friday in Matu’u, and the project is in collaboration between the Department of Health and the clinic, Pacific Sleep Care. The clinic’s general manager, Ferdie Salvador, told the audience, which included Health...
Chief election officer Uiagalelei Dr. Lealofi Uiagalelei has stated that electors who qualify to vote but have not registered to do so have until 4:30p.m today.  This will also be the last day to register or to re-register to vote before the Nov. 8 general election if your name was purged from the...
A few teachers are not happy with Department of Education Acting Director Philo Jenning’s memo prohibiting the use of ASDOE computers for online degree programs, needed by teachers to obtain higher degrees and points out the ban on the use of any ASDOE facility after hours for such activities. In...
The US Environmental Protection Agency’s over $8 million in funding for the American Samoa Power Authority will be used, among other things, to completely remove the current boil water notice (BWN), which is currently affecting several villages on Tutuila — and connect new water wells to the...
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa — Recently there has been an increase in illegal dumping in American Samoa. Illegal dumping of garbage, discarded appliances, old barrels, used tires, furniture, yard debris, oil, antifreeze and pesticides can threaten human health, farmlands, wildlife and the environment...
Federal court documents on the judgment against Native Hawaiian Holding Corporation (NHHC) official, Quin Ngoc Rudin, calls for the defendant to pay restitution of just over $3 million to the American Samoa Government. As reported by Samoa News earier this week, U.S District Court Judge Jon S....
Although the Territorial Bank of American Samoa is now operational, Bank of Hawaii has not set a timeframe to officially close down its local operations while the Honolulu-based financial institution works with Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga for a smooth transition from BoH to TBAS. During Monday’s...
ASG Shipyard Service Authority board chairman Keniseli Lafaele has confirmed the shipyard is in discussions with StarKist Samoa about the need for the cannery for additional cold storage freezer space — and a suitable location has yet to be determined. However, when asked for comments, StarKist Co...
The gubernatorial candidates at the forum hosted by the Chamber of Commerce Thursday afternoon at the Governor H. Rex Lee Auditorium. The forum included the gubernatorial teams of Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga & Lt. Gov. Lemanu Palepoi Sialega Mauga, Faoa Aitofele Sunia & Larry S. Sanitoa, and Tuika Tuika & Salanoa Iuni Maeva Saveena. Also in the audience were government officials, and supporters of the candidates.   [Photo: JL]
Selection of cabinet members, taxes, unfriendly immigration laws, increase of government workforce and tourism were among the issues discussed during the American Samoa Chamber of Commerce (ASCoC) forum with the gubernatorial candidates which included the teams of Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga...

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