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Ropate Delana (R)  and Princess Diana Pulu Iaulualo are members of the American Samoa Aquatic Agency (ASAA) Surf-Guard that were on hand last Saturday at the Su’igaula ole Atuvasa Beach Park during the DOC Annual Coastal weekend celebration. They rescued one man, who was not wearing a life jacket, when his kayak overturned and couldn’t swim, as well as two young children who were swimming in the Utulei Beach area.   [photos: courtesy ASSA ]
Last week Saturday during the DOC Annual Coastal weekend celebration, a man with no life jacket or swimming skills was rescued from the waters in front of the DDW Café area, Utulei Beach, during a kayak-racing event, by the American Samoa Aquatic Agency (ASAA) Surf-Guard. Apparently the man was...
Fall 2016 inductees into the Alpha Epsilon Mu chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society at ASCC pause for a group photo while waiting for last week's induction ceremony to begin. (  [Photo: J. Kneubuhl]
The American Samoa Community College (ASCC) Alpha Epsilon Mu chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society held its fall 2016 induction ceremony on Thursday, September 22, welcoming 15 new members who took the oath of allegiance into the prestigious nationwide organization. Family and friends...
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In the wee hours of Wednesday morning, the Department of Public Safety’s Fire Department worked hard to try put out a huge fire at around 3a.m. at the Asifoa building in Fagatogo, located behind the ASTCA communications building. Luckily, the Fire Department contained the fire from spreading to...
Although American Samoa has recovered physically through repairs of damaged properties following the September 2009 tsunami, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga says the pain continues to linger within the heart of family members who lost loved ones. Seven years ago today — on Sept. 29, 2009 at 6:38 a.m. — a...
Territorial Bank of American Samoa has already started marketing its products to government employees and some of those products include debit cards and ‘fa’alavelave loans”, which is expected to attract a lot of customers for the ASG owned commercial bank still set to open next Monday. A few of...
Lt. Governor Lemanu Peleti Mauga (c) and First Lady Cynthia Moliga during the Rotary Club of Pago Pago and Hawaiian Airlines Tsunami Memorial Service this past Saturday morning. [photo: TG]
This past Saturday morning at the Lions Park in Tafuna, the Rotary Club of Pago Pago in conjunction with Hawaiian Airlines hosted their annual memorial service, to commemorate and celebrate the lives of those who were lost in the Tsunami of Sept. 29, 2009. It also provides a time for the survivors...
Congresswoman Amata and the VA Under-Secretary for Health Dr. Schulkin in the Congresswoman’s office.  [courtesy photo]
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata met with Dr. David Schulkin, who serves as the Deputy Under-Secretary for the Veterans Health Administration on Thursday afternoon as part of an ongoing discussion with VA leadership to see what can be done to improve the services and facilities utilized...
Now a safety with the WSU Cougars, Shalom Luani is pictured here in an action shot when he played in high school as a Vikings all-purpose football player. [SN archives]
Washington State Cougars star safety and former Faga’itua Vikings Shalom Luani is being blown all over social media with the latest story about Luani not facing charges from a fight in a Pullman Domino’s Pizza on August 24, of this year, in Washington state. The Seattle Times reported that Shalom...
As a result of fish-supply shortages, StarKist Co. has confirmed that its StarKist Samoa operation in American Samoa will shut down for one week next month. Samoa News learned Monday from some StarKist Samoa cannery workers of the shutdown starting Oct. 10 — right after the White Sunday holiday —...
This Sept. 26 photo, taken on a cell phone by an ASCC student, shows what looks like the remains of a dead lizard in a plate of food the student claims was purchased from a fast food restaurant across from the college. DoH responded to the student’s complaint by conducting a health inspection of the restaurant’s premises, yesterday.  [courtesy photo]
An American Samoa Community College student, who claims to have found a dead ‘lizard’ in a plate of food that he was already eating and had purchased Monday from a fast food place is hopeful that Department of Health will take his take concerns seriously. On the other hand, Health Department offers...

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