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A sneak peek at the nearly completed Community Swimming Pool at Lions Park. The funds for the project come from nearly 15 years worth of fundraising activities that include the Rotary Club's annual golf tournaments, private donations, and help from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). “It...
“For the survival of American Samoa, the US [flag] fleet needs those  3,882 high sea” fishing days, declared William M. Sardinha, a San  Diego based tuna vessel manager and consultant. “And let's be frank,  if the tuna industry leaves American Samoa, their future economy will  be almost totally...
Now certified, Bluesky Technical staff successfully completed safety and rescue training, allowing for Bluesky to ensure employee safety.  [Courtesy photo]
Bluesky Technical staff members have successfully completed safety and rescue training, and are now certified in Telecommunications Tower climbing safety, Fall protection and rescue operations.  The program evaluates current procedures and provides onsite climbing, rigging, rescue and...
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This is the second installment of a four-part report on the Fono's budget — which totals nearly $7 million for FY 2018 — and includes a breakdown of where taxpayer funds are being spent by the Senate, the House of Representatives, the Legislative Finance Office (LFO), and the Legislative Reference...
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Tualauta faipule, Rep. Vui Florence Saulo is asking the ASG Scholarship Board to reconsider their decision made a few months ago to deny a scholarship for a high school graduate who wants to pursue a pre-civil engineering course at the University of Hawaii, Leeward Community College (UH-LCC)....
A US flagged fishing vessel official said the US tuna fleet needs access to fishing grounds closest to American Samoa and called on the US government to help save them, as they are “under siege” by the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) and the Western and Central Pacific Fishery Commission. “We...
A clean-up was carried out last Saturday at the ASG land in Tafuna, gifted by American Samoa to the Samoa government, as a part of a land exchange between the two Samoas. The Tafuna land — which includes a single building and used years ago by the nonprofit Goodwill Industries — has been leased by the Samoa government to the local Taxi Owners Association (TOA), who will use and maintain it.  [photo: FS]
The nearly one-acre ASG land in Tafuna — next to the Tafuna Health Center and gifted by America Samoa to the Samoa government — is now being utilized by a local taxi association, which plans to launch operations this Friday. Gov.  Lolo Matalasi Moliga told a cabinet meeting two months ago that he...
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Chief election officer, Uiagalelei Dr. Lealofi Uiagalelei has designated three official polling stations for tomorrow’s special election for House of Representatives District# 5, Sua#1 - comprised of Fagaitua, Amaua, Auto, Avaio, Alega, Aumi and Laulii. According to Uiagalelei, electors in the...
Pictured are the students from Manumalo — with their $600 check — along with one of American Samoa's three members on the Council, Taotasi Archie Soliai, and Dept. of Marine and Wildlife Resources director Va'amua Henry Sesepasara. [photo: BC]
Manumalo Academy High School took home a check of $600 from the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council, for placing first in the high school fisheries exhibit contest hosted by the Council last Wednesday evening at the Governor H. Rex Auditorium in Utulei. Themed "Fishing: Food. Life....
The DPS Main Central Station in Fagatogo was sealed off with yellow tape and guarded by armed cops yesterday morning, after a fire broke out on the second floor of the building, in the area where the CID unit is housed. Samoa News was unable to confirm why the DOE school lunch truck (pictured) was at the site. [photo: BC]
Yesterday morning, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017 — a fire broke out on the second floor of the Department of Public Safety's Fagatogo Central Station, specifically the area that houses the Criminal Investigation Division (CID). DPS employees said they were called in to come remove their belongings but when...

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