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Students from private schools taking top honors in the recent Math competition, has prompted Rep. Vesi Talalelei Fautanu Jr. to question how students in private schools are able to reach such an achievement versus public school students. Speaking at last Thursday’s House Education Committee hearing...
Sen. Tuaolo Manaia Fruean [SN file photo]
Sen. Tuaolo Manaia Fruean plans to introduce a bill soon that would give the Development Bank of American Samoa board of directors the authority to select and appoint the bank’s president, without having to go through the governor and then a Senate confirmation process. Under current law, the...
DMWR director Va’amua Henry Sesepasara [SN file photo]
Floodlights and generators, along with a security system are some of the projects American Samoa has identified to be funded with proceeds from the $1 million that the territory received from the federal government following the 2009 tsunami. The latest update on projects to be funded with the $1...
A Honolulu-based fishery company has reached out to Tri Marine International for possible transition of workers who were laid off last December when Tri Marine’s Samoa Tuna Processors Inc., cannery was shut down — to work in Hawai’i. The STP workforce transition is among the issues expected for...
Federal District Court, Honolulu. [photo: All Hawaii News]
A federal judge in Honolulu has ruled in favor of the Territory of American Samoa, saying that the National Marine Fishery Service (NMFS) decision in 2016 to reduce the large vessel protected area in waters of American Samoa “is invalid”. U.S District Court Judge Leslie E. Kobayahi also ruled that...
A U.S government attorney for two federal agencies has requested that the U.S Federal Communications Commission (FCC) “defer” action, while their review is ongoing on the application by Fiji based Amalgamated Telecom Holdings Limited (ATH) to acquire Bluesky assets in American Samoa, according to...
[l-r] American Samoa WorldTeach organization local representative Shivan Wolf, World Teach executive director Karen Doyle Grossman, and Education director Dr. Ruth Matagi-Tofiga last week at the main ASDOE office in Utulei.  [photo: ASDOE]
During an hour-long House Education Committee hearing last Thursday, Education director Dr. Ruth Matagi-Tofiga told lawmakers about some minor changes she has made since being confirmed last month to the directorship post. Matagi-Tofiga also reiterated her previous public call for the community —...
Congresswoman Amata and VA Secretary David Shulkin in the AS - Washington DC Office. [courtesy photo]
US SENATE PASSES MEASURE TO NAME VA CLINIC AFTER FALEOMAVAEGA The US Senate has passed “by unanimous consent” a U.S House measure, sponsored by Congresswoman Aumua Amata, to name the US Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic in American Samoa, the “Faleomavaega Eni Fa’auaa Hunkin VA...
Seen in this photo is the  $13.8 million MV Manu’atele vessel in front of the main dock after sailing into Pago Pago on its maiden voyage on Jan. 4, 2017. It is currently down due to generator problems, as is the MV Sili. Both are on hold by the U.S. Coast Guard, preventing them from sailing due to generator issues. [SN file photo]
The U.S. Coast Guard put the $13.8 million MV Manu’atele vessel on hold after one of its two generators failed during a trip more than a week ago, according to Coast Guard and ASG officials. Without a sail last week for the Manu’a islands, there are already concerns from residents as to when the MV...
[photo: ASG website]
The Election Office has started the process of purging — or removing — names of electors from the official voter registration roll as required by law following last November’s general election, while updated data is now available regarding the election two years ago. In its fiscal year 2107 first...

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