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 Catholic Cathedral in Apia in Samoa Photo: RNZI/ Autagavaia Tipi Autagavaia
Samoa's churches are asking the Ministry of Revenue to allow more time for discussions on changes to tax laws that would affect pastor earnings. Samoa's National Council of Churches is asking for the Ministry of Revenue to allow more time for individual churches to discuss changes to tax laws that...
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It’s been almost a month since four Public Safety officers, assigned to the Juvenile Detention Center, were arrested and charged with various crimes, including felony drug charges. However, the defense attorney for one of the officers yesterday told the court, they have not yet received discovery...
Tri Marine International is pleased that a global environmental group have again placed the company’s canned tuna product on a high rating. However, Tri Marine has no plans at this point to reopen cannery operation at the Samoa Tuna Processors (STP) Inc., plant at the shoreline village of Atu’u....
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Senate President Gaoteote Tofau Palaie has rearranged confirmation hearings for the governor’s nominees to ASG boards, with the plan to end the special session tomorrow, Thursday, as the House is waiting for the Senate to complete its work. Late last week, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga called a special...
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With the closure of Tri Marine International’s cannery operation in American Samoa, a global environmental group has called on the Washington state-based company to use its clout to ensure that more responsibly-caught tuna replaces destructive tuna currently lining supermarket shelves across the U....
Front row, standing on stage at Veterans Memorial Stadium during the raising of the United States and American Samoa flags at Monday’s 2017 Flag Day ceremony. [l-r] Catholic Deacon  Malaki A. Timu o le the Holy Family Parish Fatuoaiga, Chief Justice Michael Kruse and Masiofo Filifilia Tamasese with Samoa Head of State Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi, who delivered the Flag Day keynote speech. [photo: AF] 0771
In his Flag Day address, on Monday, Samoa Head of State Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi spoke of the impact of climate change on Samoa and the Pacific region and also shared some of his traditional knowledge of the palolo rising, which occurs in October and November, seven days after a full moon....
ASCC students who will take part in this year's Literary Night take a break from rehearsals. Literary Night, with this year's theme of "Unity Through Literature," will take place this Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Lecture Hall. Admission is free and the public is welcome.  [Photo: J. Kneubuhl]
The Language & Literature Department at the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) will host its annual Literary Night this coming Thursday, April 20, at 6 p.m. in the College’s Lecture Hall. This free event is open to anyone who enjoys seeing the many forms of classic and contemporary...
Sau Ia Bodybuilding Inc hosted a two day event last week featuring the World’s strongest bodybuilder Stan “The Rhino” Efferding with his wife Malia Efferding who is Samoan. The pair was able to visit high schools and talk about the importance of living a healthy lifestyle through bodybuilding. [Photo: Ese Malala]
Sau Ia Bodybuilding Inc. hosted a highly successful two-day event last week Thursday and Friday featuring the one and only IFBB Pro Bodybuilder and Powerlifter, who also holds the title of the World’s Strongest bodybuilder — Stan “The Rhino” Efferding. Stan Efferding is an American IFBB...
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Congresswoman Aumua Amata announces that during his visit to the territory,  this Sunday — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will dedicate the Veterans Administration outpatient clinic to the memory of the late Congressman Eni F.H. Faleomavaega, who passed away in February at his home in Utah. The...
Deputy Police Commissioner Vaimaga Maiava, Police Commissioner Le’i Sonny Thompson and Deputy Commissioner Falana’ipupu Taase Sagapolutele, salute as they pass in front of the grandstand with the Department of Public Safety personnel in ‘the pass in review’ at yesterday’s 2017 Flag Day ceremony, held at the Veterans Memorial Stadium.  Le’i has initiated a  a ‘Drug Free Work Place Policy’, which is set to take effect on May 1, 2017, in response to public and government concerns about allegations of illegal d
Due to recent events where allegations of illegal drug and alcohol abuse among police officers have been made and become a public concern, Commissioner of Public Safety, Le’i Sonny Thompson has initiated a ‘Drug Free Work Place Policy’, which is set to take effect on May 1, 2017, according to the...

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