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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...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata testifies before the House T-HUD Subcommittee. [courtesy photo]
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata, took to the witness table twice on Thursday at Member’s day hearings for two separate appropriations subcommittees, who for the last two weeks have been holding Member’s Day hearings, so that House Members may testify before each subcommittee regarding...
Two vehicles going through the large container scanner at the main port yesterday morning as part of the training for Customs agents, who will be manning the scanner once the service is implemented by Customs.  [photo: FS]
Customs agents are currently undergoing training for manning and operating the large container scanner stationed at the main Port and part of the training included testing of the scanner. Testing prompted some residents thinking that Customs has implemented this service, and would now start...
Former Congressman Faleomavaega Eni Hunkin in a 2010 Samoa News file photo.
U.S Rep. Timothy Walz says that the late former Congressman Faleomavaega Eni Hunkin, during his 26 years in Congress, was committed to the people of American Samoa “and his ever-present smile will never be forgotten”, according to Congressional records. The Republican congressman from Minnesota has...

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