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Some of the participants at Amata's well attended Atuu town hall meeting Tuesday included Fono Rep. T. Moliga, Pulenu'u Omar Shalhout, Leoo Ma'o from the Senate, the CCCAS Atuu's Rev. Minister, and other village members and leaders. [courtesy photo]
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Aumua Amata this week updated American Samoans at several town halls regarding the activities in Congress over the past few months, and took questions and discussed the issues that are most important to them. “It was such a pleasure to be home this week and see...
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The American Samoa Area Health Education Center (ASAHEC), under the umbrella of the American Samoa Community College (ASCC), aims to inspire the youth to seek careers in the health field, and the mission is to improve the health of the local community through education and health workforce...
Washington, D.C. –  On Friday Congresswoman Aumua Amata said that a provision contained in the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), which will temporarily increase federal coverage of CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) payments will go into effect beginning October 1...
STATS SHOW INCREASE IN BASIC FOOD INDEX   The Department of Commerce released on August 3rd, statistics for the Basic Food Index for July 2017, which registered at 104.5 points, a substantial increase of 2.2% from the 102.24 points recorded for the month before. For the monthly survey, six major...
Wespac is deciding if American Samoan “cultural fishing” includes commercial longline tuna fishing. [photo: WestPac]
The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council is crafting new definitions that could allow more fishing in restricted waters around the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands and American Samoa. The Honolulu-based council, known as Wespac, and its scientific advisory committee must decide what “...
Budget Office director Catherine Saelua [SN file photo]
The ASG Office of Budget and Planning has set Aug. 18th as the cut off date for purchases for all government agencies for the current fiscal year (FY 2017), as the Lolo Administration works on ensuring there is no overrun. This year’s cut off date is about two weeks earlier than last year’s...
Alega Beach [courtesy photo]
MAN WHO DIED IN ALEGA IDENTIFIED The military serviceman who died following a drowning accident in Alega last Sunday has been identified as SFC Albert Chung. Samoa News has confirmed that the 32-year-old is of Korean ancestry and this wasn’t his first visit to the territory. Chung was one of a...
Le ali’i o Mua’iga Siatiu, po’o Povi, e pei ona valaau ai o ia e tagata, ma manu’a o ona foliga ina ua fasi o ia e pagota, a o lea ua fa’asala i le toese i Tafuna mo le 5 tausaga, i i lona faia o uiga mataga i se teineititi e 5 tausaga le matua. [ata AF]
An over-stayer from Samoa, accused of having sexual contact with a five-year-old girl, has been sentenced to a 5-year stay in prison, off of a 15-year probation sentence, while the Chief Justice continues to draw attention to Immigration’s apparent inability to stop over staying by people entering...
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To combat the “drug crisis” from which the territory is suffering, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has appointed the American Samoa Drug Control Commission (ASDCC) and tasked it to among other things, “reducing and eliminating the supply of illicit drugs” in American Samoa. In the meantime, the senate...
The now closed Fono building awaiting demolition. [SN file photo]
The government has proposed fee hikes on several Port services, through a bill now pending in the Fono. The measure gives the Department of Port Administration director the authority to review fees and charges every ve years, and if necessary, initiate modification. The ASG Revenue Task Force...

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