Ads by Google Ads by Google

Local News

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...
[photo: Leua Aiono Frost]
Sixty-eight year old Judith Anne Payes (first from left, sitting at table), and next to her, is LBJ hospital chief executive officer Taufete’e John Faumuina along with hospital employees and officials during an luncheon Friday at the LBJ Medical Center conference room, to recognize, congratulate...
[AP file photo]
Several federally funded programs that US President Donald J. Trump, is proposing to defund or reduce for the new fiscal year 2018 — which commences Oct. 1, 2017 — will impact American Samoa. Among the ASG entities expected to be impacted are the Territorial Energy Office (TEO), which is 100%...
The Australia-Pacific Technical College (APTC) continues to provide quality technical and vocational skills to Samoan nationals. Eighty-six Samoans and one New Zealand national, graduated this week from APTC with qualifications in 13 programs. The programs included: Commercial Cookery, Engineering...
[photo: Blue Chen-Fruean]
Last month, the area in front of LYC Inc. in Malaeimi, across from Neil’s ACE Home Center is where crewmembers from Continental Transport Corporation (CTC) were busy installing huge pipes for an underground waterline extending more than 8,000 feet. The work is a huge undertaking being carried out...

Pages