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While there are academic competitions and sports which respectively highlight the importance of education and health inside the classroom and on the football fields, basketball, and volley ball courts, local high schools have been engaged in a different competition which highlights environmental...
Congresswoman Amata testifies before the Interior Appropriations Subcommittee  [Courtesy photo]
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Aumua Amata, at a House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Interior fought for and requested a long overdue increase to the funding for American Samoa Government operations; citing the rise in the population, the departure of one its canneries and other factors for...
[photo: STPO]
American Samoa will take part in a survey by the South Pacific Tourism Organization (STPO) to determine how sustainable the region's tourism industry really is, but no time yet has been set as to when the survey, which covers tourism operators, will start. The survey is a spearheaded by Christina...
Krista Corry cuts the ribbon to officially open Pacific Horizon School's new half court. Also pictured are Jason Corry and three of their sons, Brady, Skyler and Riley.  [Courtesy photo]
Pacific Horizons School honored some of the individuals who have helped make the school a better place last Thursday at a ribbon cutting ceremony for the school’s new half court. At the gathering, school director, Caroline Tuiolosega acknowledged Krista and Jason Corry of Tropical Beverage...
In this Samoa News file photo, is Cyrus Suleman, front, and two relatives behind, him preparing to lay at sea one of the six wreaths during the memorial service at sea on Sunday, July 27, 2014, for Barbar and his 17-year old son Haris, who died in a plane crash off the Tafuna airport on July 22, 2014.  Cyrus, who is from England, is the eldest son of Barbar Suleman and the older brother of Haris. [photo: SN file]
The “probable cause” of a small plane that crashed in the sea minutes after take off from Pago Pago International Airport has been attributed to loss of control of the plane during the initial climb in gusty windy conditions, according to findings by the US National Transportation Safety Board (...
Published storyteller Azariah Usoali’i Mathew Maiava, seeing the micro grids in Ta’u, Manu’a firsthand, says his island home could be a tourist attraction if energy efficiency continues to be a top priority.  [Courtesy photo]
When the director of the Pacific Storytellers Cooperative, Daniel Lin, visited the Manu’a Islands last month to host a weeklong workshop for the high school students there, he didn’t imagine that the end result would be spectacular. A handful of young Segaula took part in the project and all of...
MAKERITA LEITUANE A former American Samoa Power Authority employee, who worked at ASPA’s Aunu’u office, has been charged with one count each of felony stealing and embezzlement — also a felony — as a result of alleged missing money of just over $18,000, which was paid by customers for debit meter...
Venus flytrap anemone [photo: NOAA Office of Exploration & Research]
Breathtaking new footage from the first dives of the NOAA’s 2017 American Samoa Expedition has revealed a glimpse into the alien world of the deep sea. A ‘cosmic jellyfish’ caught on camera looks remarkably like a UFO, spreading its opposing tentacles out like a disc as it floats through the water...
Public Defender Douglas Fiaui. [SN file photo]
Sen. Fonoti Tafa’ifa Aufata strongly recommends that the Public Defender’s Office encourage parents to get involved when their children are charged in the criminal justice system, while Public Defender Douglas Fiaui shared with senators what he says are “sad cases” of kids breaking into stores,...
The U.S Federal Aviation Administration has signed the appropriate document authorizing the American Samoa Government to use more than 300 acres of airport land, which the federal agency’s audit two years ago found to be used by ASG, without benefiting the Pago Pago International Airport....

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