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The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued five violations, four of which are considered “serious” - and fines totaling more than $35,000 - following the deaths of three men who were electrocuted earlier this year at the Manu'a Store compound at the Tafuna Industrial...
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House Speaker Savali Talavou Ale says he can vouch for the effectiveness of the multi-million-dollar scanner system at Port, because the machine was able to detect items that were hidden inside a vehicle that was shipped from off island, under his name. Savali's comments were made yesterday during...
StarKist Co. and its American Samoa based subsidiary StarKist Samoa Inc., will pay $6.3 million in civil penalties, under an agreement reached with the federal government, over alleged violations relating to wastewater treatment and compliance matters at the cannery plant in Atu’u. This is...
Rendering of the proposed new Fono Building. [SN file photo]
Local general manager of South Pacific Distributors (SoPac), Mike Tolmie has made a public claim that the Lolo Administration’s proposal to change the way tax is imposed on beer will result in more taxes being paid by SoPac, and less by its competitors. The statement, made during a Senate Budget...
Commerce Department director Keniseli Lafaele [SN file photo]
The federal State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) program, administered locally by the Commerce Department, will cease at the end of this month but American Samoa still has the rest of the year to utilize the more than $3 million it has drawn down. American Samoa was awarded $10.5 million...
StarKist Co., has confirmed that its cannery operations in American Samoa will shut down for at least five weeks, beginning in the later part of next month. Samoa News received reports late last month from industry sources and some cannery workers that the StarKist Samoa plant will shut down soon...
Starkist Co. and its American Samoa based subsidiary Starkist Samoa Inc, will pay $6.3 million in civil penalties under an agreement reached with the federal government, over the companies’ alleged violations related to wastewater treatment and compliance matters at the cannery plant in Atu’u...
The House Budget and Appropriations Committee held a hearing yesterday with members of the ASG task force to discuss the 7% sales tax.  [photo: AF]
While the Administration's multi-year plan is to amend existing law, and propose new revenues and repeals to improve local revenue generation for the government, Manu’a faipule, Rep. Toeaina Faufano Autele told the ASG task force yesterday that unless the government can fix the leak, ASG will...
ASG Treasurer Uelinitone Tonumaipea [SN file photo]
In the past, lawmakers have made claims that the government, through the Treasury Department, hasn't been consistent in collecting the 2% wage tax, which is paid by all wage earners. The money is earmarked, under local law, for LBJ Medical Center’s operation and the off-island referral program. At...
Falana’ipupu Taase Sagapolutele shaking hands with U.S Coast Guard Sector Commander from Honolulu, Capt. Michael C. Long after the DPS Deputy Commissioner received his Certificate of Recognition last week. See story for details.  [photo: AF]
Three police officers, as well as Commissioner Le’i Sonny Thompson, were recognized last week by officials from the US Coast Guard, who collaborated with the Dept. of Public Safety earlier this year on a case involving a fatality on a fishing vessel. The three police officers are: Deputy...

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