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Dr. Charles Birkeland and Dr. Alison Green with local scientists Motusaga Vaeoso and Alice Lawrence were in the water, completing the Aua Transect survey for the program’s 100th anniversary celebration last week. The survey is the oldest survey of a coral reef in the world. [photo: courtesy]
The celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Aua Transect Village Project ended last Friday, but the work will continue. Dr. Charles Birkeland and Dr. Alison Green, two visiting scientists who have previously surveyed the transect and documented the state of the coral community on the 100th...
For the first time, the local Department of Health (DOH) will be awarding scholarships to graduates from the six public high schools, Manu’a HS included. The scholarships are made possible through grant funding from the World Health Organization (WHO) and will be awarded to seniors who have met the...
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. [SN file photo]
In moving forward renewable energy for the territory, American Samoa Power Authority board chairman, Fonoti Perelini says ASPA believes in a Public-Private Partnership in order to gain success. Fonoti made the comment during his remarks last Thursday at the official dedication of the $56 million...
The Class of 2017 of Manumalo Academy High School with principal Tiana Trepanier (far left) and faculty members Seongshim Park and Miriam Mirasol (far right). The four graduates were all recipients of the congressional award and all of them will be continuing their education at off island colleges and universities. This is the first high school graduating class for the Flames since 2013. [photo: Blue Chen-Fruean]
For the first time in four years, Manumalo Academy graduated a senior class. Manumalo High School was closed for one year back in 2013 and since it reopened, this is the first graduating class. The four graduates of the Flames Class of 2017 are: Alice Park, Seon Woong Ham, Shawn Min Ki, and Feng...
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With federal defendants offering no new evidence in the Large Vessel Prohibited Area (LVPA) legal battle, the Territory of American Samoa has asked the federal court in Honolulu to dismiss defendants’ motion for reconsideration and to amend the court’s judgement. Early this month, the federal...
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Gov. Lolo Matasi Moliga (right) shakes hands with Port Administration Water Transportation Division employee Sunia Davetawalu (left), who was one of the three Port employees presented with special recognition awards and monetary gifts last week recognizing them for their efforts in saving the life...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga and First Lady Cynthia Malala Moliga (head of table), along with lawmakers, senior ASG officials, and Secretary of Samoan Affairs Mauga T. Asuega during an executive lunch at the new Satala Power Plant, after it was dedicated Thursday morning, May 25.  [photo: Leua Aiono Frost]
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has praised the American Samoa Power Authority board of directors for that they have achieved in the last five years by producing “some good results for our people.” The governor commended the board during his special remarks at Thursday’s dedication of the $56 million new...
Tri Marine's closure of Samoa Tuna Processors means a windfall for neighbouring Samoa and Tokelau. [photo: SO via Asia-Pacific Report]
After the closure of one of its tuna canneries, American Samoa is looking to recover by giving away tonnes of the fish to its neighbours, a move welcomed by Tokelau. In December, tuna supply group Tri Marine indefinitely closed its Samoa Tuna Processors plant based in Pago Pago after supply and...
Through a May 25 executive order, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has directed the flag of the United States to be flown at half-staff on May 29 - Memorial Day - until 12noon local time. The governor’s order is pursuant to US President Donald Trump’s May 24 proclamation for all Americans in states and...
In Congresswoman Aumua Amata’s 2917 Memorial Day message at the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C., she reminds us to think of history and remember those who have given so much and thank them for their sacrifice.

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