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[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....
Mrs. Wanda Alofa and her daughter Aitulagi, following the awards ceremony for the Territorial Math Competition held last Friday. Wanda and her husband Papalii donated all the monetary prizes for the winners. Their daughter Aitulagi took home first place for the Grade 10 Division.  Gift certificates and other items were donated by National Pacific Insurance, Bluesky Communications, ASTCA, Manu’a Stores, ASPA, Neil’s ACE Home Center, Happy World, McConnell Dowell, Mrs. Park, and Shikha Sreenivasan. [photo: Bl
The results for the Territorial Math Competition held last week are in, and top honors went to South Pacific Academy, Manumalo Academy, and Pacific Horizons – all private schools. Over 185 students representing various elementary and high schools across the territory – both public and private —...
SOLOMONA TUIA A man has been charged in connection with the death of an elderly woman last month in Pago Pago. Solomona Tuia, whose bail is set at $5,000, made his initial appearance in District Court yesterday, where he is charged with one felony count of vehicle homicide and two misdemeanor...
Federal District Court, Honolulu. [photo: All Hawaii News]
Attorneys representing the Territory of American Samoa, through ASG, in its lawsuit against federal defendants over the reduction of the Large Vessel Protected Area (LVPA) in territorial have requested the federal court in Honolulu to deny defendants’ new request to file briefs regarding rights to...

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