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In this Jan. 5, 2011 file photo, House Speaker John Boehner, second left, of Ohio participates in a ceremonial House swearing-in ceremony for Del. Eni H. Faleomavaega, third from right, D-American Samoa, on Capitol Hill in Washington. American Samoa’s longest serving non-voting delegate to the U.S House of Representatives Faleomavaega died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, at age 73. [AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File]
US Rep. Elliot L. Engel has described his former congressional colleague, the late former Congressman Faleomavaega Eni as a “dedicated champion for his constituents” while StarKist Co., president and chief executive officer Andrew Choe says Faleomavaega was a “tremendous advocate for American Samoa...
Health director Motusa Tuileama Nua [SN file photo]
Although it still receives financial support from the World Health Organization, there has however been a decrease in the funding amount allocated for the local Health Department, says Health director Motusa Tuileama Nua, who faulted previous DOH leaders for the decline in WHO financial help for...
Public Defender, Douglas Fiaui during his confiration hearing earlier this month. [SN file photo]
Public Defender, Douglas Fiaui says he believes that there are inmates wrongly accused and serving time in jail, but the Public Defender’s Office does its best to defend its clients in the local criminal justice system. Fiaui made the comment during his recent Senate confirmation hearing responding...
First Lady Cynthia Malala Moliga did the honors of cutting the ribbon to open the new Territorial Bank of American Samoa, located at the Centennial Building in Utulei — the former site of the main branch of the Bank of Hawaii in the territory. The bank opened its doors in October 2016. [Photo: AF]
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has identified a new way to increase resources for the Territorial Bank of American Samoa, and has submitted proposed legislation to amend current law that would allow the government’s own financial institution to provide “trust services”. In a cover letter, which includes...
ASCC President Dr. Rosevonne Makaiwi Pato (3rd left) is seen here with Faculty Senate President Mr. Poe Mageo (2nd right) and members of the ASCC faculty following Dr. Pato's speech at last week's Faculty Convocation.  [Photo: J. Kneubuhl]
Fine Arts Department instructor Mr. Poe Mageo, chairman of the Faculty Senate at the American Samoa Community College, described a Convocation as an occasion for instructors to hear presentations on how they can better serve their students. For the College’s spring 2017 Faculty Convocation last...
The ASCC Alpha Epsilon Mu chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society held its spring 2017 induction ceremony last week to welcome 12 new members, 10 of which are seen here.  [Photo: J. Kneubuhl]
The Alpha Epsilon Mu Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) International Honor Society at the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) held its spring 2017 induction ceremony this past Thursday, February 16, to induct 12 new members. As is traditional, family and friends of the new and current PTK...
The American Samoa High School Athletics Association (ASHSAA) Girl’s Softball game that took place last Thursday afternoon at the Tony Sola’ita Baseball field in Tafuna, between the Faasao Marist Cougars and Faga’itua Vikings ended early after one of the players suffered an injury so serious,...
McDonald’s American Samoa vice president of Marketing and Public Relations, Larry Sanitoa (far left), pictured with students who took first, second and third place —there were two who placed third — following yesterday’s Samoa News 2017 Territorial Spelling Bee competition at the KVZK-TV studio. [photo: AF]
St. Theresa Elementary’s 8th grader, Avril Regis, took first place yesterday in the 23rd annual Samoa News Territorial Spelling Bee competition.  McDonald’s American Samoa is the major sponsor. As in past years, the competition was hosted by KVZK-TV and it was broadcast live. Regis, the daughter of...
Fleomavaega Eni Hunkin on the phone with a Samoa News reporter on Election Night 2010.  He received 56.3% of the vote in a three-way race. [SN file photo]
Former Congressman Faleomavaega Eni Hunkin, American Samoa’s longest serving non-voting Delegate to the U.S House of Representatives, passed away around 3:20p. (Utah time) yesterday at his home in Provo, Utah. He was 73 years old. Faleomavaega “passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by...
Faleomavaega during the 2014 Flag Day celebration. [SN file photo]
Former Congressman Faleomavaega Eni Hunkin, American Samoa’s longest serving non-voting Delegate to the U.S House of Representatives, passed away today, Feb. 22, at his home in Provo, Utah,  according to a family member, speaking on behalf of Faleomavaega’s widow, Hinanui Hunkin. Faleomavaega “...

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