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ASCC students Jeanne Togiailua (left) and Louwill Cazilo are the spring 2017 recipients of the College's Saili le Atamai in-house scholarship. The scholarship, sponsored by the Student Government Association, assists students with outstanding academic achievement who do not qualify for federal financial aid. [Photo: J. Kneubuhl]
The Division of Student Services at the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) has announced the recipients for the spring 2017 semester of the College’s Saili le Atamai scholarship, sponsored by the Student Government Association (SGA). In addition to recognizing outstanding academic performance...
WorldTech volunteer teacher (far right) who teaches at Ofu Elementary School and several Ofu residents in front of the Afioga Misaalefua Tausulu Palega Executive Office Building on Ofu Island in Manu’a. The building was dedicated yesterday. [photo: AF]
The Manu’a island group is now powered by solar energy after yesterday’s commissioning of the multi-million-dollar Ofu Solar Park project, which went live on Earth Day, Apr. 22, powering — at this time 80% — of Ofu and Olosega islands. ASPA Executive Director Utu Abe Malae told Samoa News on...
Secretary of Samoan Affairs Mauga T. Asuega [file photo]
Secretary of Samoan Affairs Mauga T. Asuega has called a meeting of traditional leaders of the Western District to discuss and hopefully resolve the issue regarding the Western District Governor post, which has been vacant since the passing of Lualemaga Faoa earlier this year. The public message...
American Samoa has been awarded more than $300,000, which is part of a national $32.6 million fiscal year 2017 Historical Preservation Fund appropriations to states, tribes and territories. This was announced earlier this week in Washington D.C. by US Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. According to the...
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Washington, DC — House Republicans yesterdat passed HR1628 The American Health Care Act. This is the first step in the Republicans plan to fix the American health care system. The passage of this bill does not affect the health care services in American Samoa. "I applaud my colleagues in the House...
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In addition to winning the island-wide accounting competition for the second straight year, the Kanana Fou High School Stallions took home top honors in the drill competition for the Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC), also for the second year in a row. The competition was held amongst...
The family of a patient in “critical condition” at LBJ Medical Center will compensate anyone willing to give up two seats on tonight’s Hawaiian Airlines flight to Honolulu, to allow the patient and her mother to travel to the Aloha State. “She’s in critical condition and needs immediate medical...
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An aerial-view of the new solar PV micro-grid for the Ofu Solar Power project, powering the islands of Ofu and Olosega in Manu’a is seen in this photo. The multi-million project is to be commissioned today and a delegation from Tutuila including Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga is heading early this...
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Students of Aua Elementary School surround their teacher, as educators around the territory are being honored during Teacher Appreciation Week which, according to DOE Director Dr. Ruth Matagi-Tofiga, will conclude tomorrow morning with activities at the Pago Pago Youth Center. “We can’t thank them...
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Of the total registered number of voters during the Nov. 8, 2016 general election, female voters outnumbered male voters, and the highest number of registered voters were those in the 18- 34 age group, according to Election Office preliminary data. The data does not provide gender and the age group...

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