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Newly elected Tualauta Representative, Samuel (Sam) Ioka Ale Meleisea, who will be sworn in on January 3, 2017.  [Courtesy Photo]
“I am 25 years old since March 2016. There are those who are saying that I might be the youngest representative in Fono history, and I can understand that this is a big deal for most. But I have to say that I didn't run to break any records, but to help break down barriers for Tualauta district,...
Rep. Maugaoali’i Le’apai Sipa Anoa’i, who lost his bid for re-election by one-vote for the Fagatogo seat, has raised with the Election Office concerns pertaining to the election process and possible violation of local law, at the Fagatogo polling station. Maugaoali’i told Samoa News that he hopes...
A US couple has shared with the US State Department and others who read it online, their heart-breaking story of adopting from Samoa in 2015 a three-year old boy who was a “victim of abuse and has scars to prove it.” In sharing their story, the couple called on the federal agency to reconsider the...
As part of his keynote presentation on Wednesday during day-one of the three-day 7th Bilateral Summit of the two Samoas, Bob Grunewald, an economist for the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis pointed to recent data from the World Bank on Samoa regarding, tobacco and obesity. However, he didn’t...
Despite objections from the American Samoa Power Authority and a federal agency, the US Army Corps of Engineer has decided to take “No Action on the Proposed Aua Pipeline” project over which Aua residents and ASPA had raised concerns about soil contaminated with fuel that then becomes a health risk...
Village Walk in American Samoa
The Village Walks program in American Samoa was an intervention activity that promoted healthy living set up by the Children’s Healthy Living Fund (CHL), an extension program of the University of Hawaiʻ at Mānoa College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources. The three walks included the...
A small locally based mill operation producing gluten free breadfruit flour using a retrofitted freight container dehydrator prototype has “made really good stride” and pancakes and cookies in which breadfruit flour was used tasted “very good,” says Dr. Jeff Gwirtz, Kansas State University’s...
Group photo of some of the delegates at the opening the three-day 7th Bilateral Health Summit of the two Samoas hosted by American Samoa at the Gov. H. Rex Lee Auditorium. Front row (l-r): Rev. Alapi Eti of the CCCAS Ierusalema Fou; Lt. Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga; and Samoa government’s Associate Minister Salausa Dr John Ah Ching. [photo: AF]
 Lt. Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga used his speech at yesterday’s opening of the three-day 7th Bilateral Health Summit of the two Samoas to call on the people of American Samoa to come together to move the government forward, now that the 2016 general election is over and the people have spoken through...
A Samoa News reader pointed out that in all the articles and interviews reported by Samoa News, “I cannot find anywhere where it states the vegetables are not fit for consumption, yet the ban is widespread in order to protect our children and people.” “What is very important to Agriculture is the ‘...
TUMUATASI LEFATIA The High Court has continued until later next month a hearing on whether it has accepted a plea agreement between the government and a woman, who is believed to be the owner of Le Aute Bar. Tumuatasi Lefatia was charged in March last year, following a police raid of the Le Aute...

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