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Andra Samoa is one of the 70 "Inspiring Pacific Women," recently recognized by the regional Pacific Community, formerly known as the South Pacific Community, or SPC. The women have helped shape development of the region, according to PC. [Courtesy photo]
Local environmentalist Andra Samoa is one of the seventy “Inspiring Pacific Women” recognized and profiled by the regional Pacific Community, formerly known as the South Pacific Community, or SPC, which is celebrating its 70th anniversary later this year. “I'm deeply honored and humbled to be in...
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The Lolo Administration’s proposed Basic Budget for the new fiscal year 2018 shows the American Samoa Government’s workforce at over 6,500, which is a slight decrease compared to the approved FY 2017 budget due to career service employees retiring. However, the FY 2018 Supplemental Budget, which is...
Rescue boats fill a flooded street as flood victims are evacuated as floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey rise Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
The local American Red Cross office has received a “general request” for Red Cross volunteers for possible deployment to the U.S following the devastation left behind at various cities in Texas, especially in Houston, by Category 4 Hurricane Harvey, which made landfall last Friday evening but by...
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Concerns allegedly voiced by Customs officers over the presence of DPS police officers inside the arrival area at Pago Pago International Airport prompted questions from Sen. Magalei Logovi’i to Deputy Police Commissioner of police operations, Falanaipupu Ta’ase Sagapolutele. Magalei raised the...
This 2017 photo provided by the non-profit group Dreams Soar, shows female aviator, Shaesta Waiz, with her Dreams Soar single engine Beechcraft Bonanza A36 plane. Waiz began her global solo flight in May this year from Dayton, Florida. She landed at Pago Pago International Airport last Friday afternoon for a two-day stop over to refuel and rest before departing yesterday. On the plane’s body are flags of some of the countries and territories where she made  stops, including the American Samoa Flag — shown o
FEMALE GLOBAL SOLO FLIGHT STOP OVER IN PAGO PAGO A female aviator on a global-solo flight in support of the non-profit Dreams Soar — which promotes women in STEM — Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics — spent two days in Pago Pago over the weekend. Shaesta Waiz, who recently turned 30...
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Last Thursday morning, firefighters and first responders were called to Laulii, after receiving calls that a two-story home located only a few feet away from several power lines was burning — rapidly. According to witnesses, the fire started in the corner bedroom of the home, and quickly spread...
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A look at what remains of the main Fono building. This past Saturday, crewmembers from Paramount Builders were in Fagatogo, demolishing what was once the meeting place of the territory's lawmakers, where bills were discussed and laws were passed. The company was given the green light to take the...
The now demolished central Fono building before it was torn down this past Saturday, Aug. 26. [SN file photo]
Rep. Samuel Meleisea has questioned the government’s claim that non-carbonated sugary drinks presenting a health hazard to local residents is the reason the Administration is moving to impose an excise tax on these beverages. G.H.C Reid & Company contends that the proposed tax is too high for...
The American Samoa Government is hopeful that StarKist Co. will decide soon on a parcel of land to build a new freezer storage facility, and resolve the fish supply issue to a significant extent, thus avoiding future closures to StarKist Samoa cannery operations, said Commerce Department director...
NAPA Samoa is launching its newest product — car paint. The company is sponsoring store supervisor Sharane Smith, 23, from Aua (pictured) as a contestant in this year's Miss American Samoa pageant. [photo: courtesy]
Are you tired of looking at those scratches on your car but don't want to fork out the cash to pay for a full-on paint job? NAPA Samoa has got you covered. The company now has available, car paint that can be customized and sold in spray cans, making quick touch-ups a breeze. This is the perfect...

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