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From Left to Right: William Sili, Daystar Parker, Fa'amamata Meredith, Sofai Falelua, Lui Maea, and Jordan Fanene. [courtesy photo]
The American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency (AS-EPA) is celebrating the educational achievements of six staff members.  Daystar Parker and Lui Maea have earned bachelor's degrees, while William Sili, Fa'amamata Meredith, Sofai Falelua, and Jordan Fanene have completed their Master's degree...
Members of the local community are pleased with the announcement earlier this month that the American Samoa Medicaid Agency is now reimbursing facility fees for all legal residents to the Department of Health's Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and its five Community Health Centers (CHC) in...
Rendering of the proposed new Fono Building. [SN file photo]
A large portion has been expended of the $78.91 million in revenues the government received from the sale of American Samoa Economic Development Authority (ASEDA) bonds, with just over $15 million left, according to the Sept. 1st 11-page ASEDA summary report for 2017. The report was prepared for...
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Administrators and officials from public and private schools attended a meeting Wednesday morning at the Gov. H. Rex Lee Auditorium, called by the Department of Homeland Security, to address the recent threats of a missile launch by North Korea, as well as the issue of drugs on campus. Among those...
SIX CANDIDATES CERTIFIED FOR HOUSE SPECIAL ELECTION Chief Election Officer, Uiagalelei Dr. Lealofi Uiagalelei, has certified six candidates for next month’s special election for House of Representatives District No. 5, Sua No. 1 — comprising Fagaitua, Amaua, Auto, Avaio, Alega, Aumi and Laulii. The...
Speaker of the House, Savali Talavou Ale has approved a recommendation from Territorial Bank of American Samoa (TBAS) officials for a closed-door hearing with faipule today.  [photo: AF]
House Speaker Savali Talavou Ale has accepted a recommendation from the President and the Board of Directors of the Territorial Bank of American Samoa (TBAS), for a closed-door hearing with faipule today, to avoid the media reporting on some of the sensitive issues they are going to discuss, with...
A scene from Pago Pago as the tsunami waters receded on Sept. 29, 2009. [SN file photo]
As American Samoa remembers the devastating tsunami of September 2009, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga is urging the community “to reassess our plans” to respond quickly and effectively to future disasters including nuclear threats. Eight years ago — on Sept. 29, 2009 at 6:38 a.m. — a strong 8.1...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has urged Hawaiian Airlines to reevaluate its policy for flights to and from American Samoa, for which passengers have to stand in line for check-in bags and separately also stand in line “to secure a seat assignment”. In response, Hawaiian Airlines president and chief...
Rendering of the proposed new Fono Building. [SN file photo]
Both the Senate and House have endorsed the amendments made by the Senate to the House version of the fiscal year 2018 budget bill, and the Fono has given final approval of ASG’s more than $395 million financial plan for the new fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1, 2017. The budget bill is now being...
The 18-person NPS crew and leader who left to fight wildland fires in California in August of this year. [SN file photo]
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata participated in a hearing exploring wildfire solutions, and highlighted the contributions of American Samoa’s firefighters. “In recent years, firefighters from American Samoa have traveled more than once to join the fight against major fires in the...

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