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Boat repair workshop for all American Samoa alia boat owners and hiring a contractor to repair alia boats based in Manu’a, is the latest development on how the territory will utilize the $1 million it received, with the assistance of the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council,...
Naional Weather Service Pago Pago [photo: NOAA]
Is it going to be hot or rainy today? This is the question most local residents ask themselves every morning when they wake up. Over the past several weeks, the weather conditions have been so unpredictable, with the sun rising brightly in the morning, followed a couple of hours later by heavy...
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The Marine Stewardship Council certification assessment of the U.S longliner fleet based in American Samoa is still on going and the local fleet had provided to the assessment team a “great amount of data and records” for their review, says Christinna Lutu-Sanchez, president of locally based Tautai...
[photo: Blue Chen-Fruean]
Last Monday, the Special Education Division at Samoana High School kicked off Developmental Disability Month with a torch run that started from Fagaalu Park heading towards Suigaula ole Atuvasa Beach Park in Utulei at 6 a.m. March is Developmental Disability Awareness Month around the globe. The...
SAMUEL WRIGHT An inmate, serving more than a decade at the Territorial Correctional Facility for an assault conviction, has been found not guilty of one count of misdemeanor third degree assault of another inmate, following a bench trial last Thursday, presided over by District Court Judge, Fiti A...
This photo provided by ASPA, shows the “first smoke” of engine number 3 on March 3, 2017 — considered an important milestone for the new Satala Power Plant.  According to ASPA, many electrical and mechanical subsystems were required to make this first smoke a reality. It says it worked closely with its primary contractor, Louis Berger, to reach this important milestone.  The power plant will continue to be put through its paces, as testing and commissioning continues. “This is the critical stage then,” ASPA
American Samoa Power Authority has not made a decision on whether to implement a layoff or reduction of working hours, while ASPA’s accounts payable has decreased since last year, and the ASG semi autonomous agency is looking next month to commission its new Satala Power Plant and the solar park on...
Interior Department’s acting assistant secretary for Insular Areas, Nikolao Pula
Lists of priority infrastructure projects from governors of four U.S territories — including American Samoa — have a total cost of over $1 billion, says Interior Department’s acting assistant secretary for Insular Areas, Nikolao Pula in testimony last week before a congressional panel. The two-hour...
A report by the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council staff reveals that the Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources is working with Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga’s legal counsel to draft new language to revise an existing statute, which prohibits the possession of shark fins to...
  Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata announced that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support (CDC –OSTLTS) has issued $83,337 in discretionary funds to the American Samoa Department of Health (ASDOH) as part of the 2017...
The American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency (AS-EPA) successful completed a hazardous waste removal action by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US-EPA) in American Samoa last week. The hazardous waste was packed into a 20-foot shipping container that will depart the Territory in two weeks, for eventual disposal at a regulated facility off-island.  [Courtesy photo]
The American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency (AS-EPA) announces the successful completion of a hazardous waste removal action by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US-EPA) in American Samoa last week.             Hazardous waste is harmful to human health and the environment....

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