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SEMI SAGO A Department of Public Safety officer, accused of assaulting another person last June, was recently sentenced to serve 30 days in prison, as a condition of his 12-month probation. Semi Sago was charged early last month with one count each of public peace disturbance and third degree...
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An environmental group has launched an online petition aimed at preventing American Samoa's Rose Atoll Marine National Monument from losing its protected status. In April, the US President Donald Trump called for a review of the nation's land and ocean monuments designated by past Presidents since...
Ms. Nathaida Moea'i, a staff member at ASCC who is also pursuing a Bachelors in Education degree, will spend six weeks this summer at the College of the Marshall Islands participating in the program Navigating Student Success in the Pacific. The participants from across the US Pacific territories will receive training enabling them to serve students who are deaf and/or have severe disabilities.  [Photo: J. Kneubuhl]
Ms. Nathaida Moea'i, a staff member at the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) departed the Territory this week to spend six weeks in the Marshall Islands as a participant in "Navigating Student Success in the Pacific" (NSSP), a federally funded program to support teachers or students pursuing...
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The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council has been informed that the government has decided not to lease ASG land at the Satala shipyard compound to build additional storage freezer space for StarKist Samoa, which has been seeking government land to build the facility since the...
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MELVIN ETEUATI A man from Amouli who was charged in two separate cases involving burglary and stealing, has been sentenced to serve just over two years imprisonment and ordered to pay back the money he stole. For the first case, Melvin Kuresa Eteuati, 20, was charged with one count each of second-...
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Locally based Tautai o Samoa Longline and Fishing Association has requested a Honolulu federal judge for inclusion in the ongoing legal battle over the Large Vessel Prohibited Area (LVPA) in territorial waters. The Association made the request in a June 2 letter, to US District Court Judge Leslie...
Tapaau Dr. Daniel Aga, Executive Director of the ASG Office of Political Status at the U.N. meeting. [SN file photo]
In his presentation to a United Nation’s Decolonization regional seminar, ASG Office of Political Status, Constitution, and Federal Relations executive director, Tapaau Dr. Daniel Aga emphasized that the territory’s form of government going forward must be “firmly vested in the authority of the...
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Fathers of the Ave o le Fetuao Methodist Church at Fagaima performing on stage today at their church for Father’s Day Sunday service. Similar events were held at other church denominations throughout American Samoa with today’s Sunday service paying tribute to all fathers, as well as those who play...
With officials of the US Department of Labor on island last week conducting compliance reviews, ASG Human Resources Department Director Eseneiaso J. Liu reminded directors to submit to DHR all compensatory time for the government workforce for input in the computer system instead of keeping them in...
Some of the youngsters in the Manu'a Islands getting their hands dirty and spending their summer months experimenting with different activities available through the Sanctuary Science in the Village (SSSV) program, hosted by the National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa. See story for full details.  [photo: NMSAS]
The Sanctuary Summer Science in the Village (SSSV) program kicked off in the village of Ta'u, Manu’a on June 6. This first session, according to a representative from the National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa (NMSAS), had 38 students participating in hands-on activities and experiments about...

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