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American Samoa Power Authority is estimating it will collect around half a million dollars annually in additional revenue from the new rate increases that went into effect last week for waste water and solid waste services, says ASPA executive director Utu Abe Malae. As reported early this week in...
SIREN-TEST FOR DECEMBER AT 12NOON TODAY The local Department of Homeland Security / TEMCO Division reminds the public that the monthly territory-wide emergency siren test for December is set for 12 noon today. The monthly siren test is held on the first Friday of every month. ASDOL asks the public...
Your new Miss Pacific Islands, Miss Fiji, Anne Dunn who took the crowd in her beautifully designed cultural dress.   (Photo THA)
Apia, SAMOA — It was a well-deserve win was the comment by many at the 30th Miss Pacific Islands Pageant and on social media when Miss Fiji, Anne Dunn won the title. She was crowned by the outgoing Miss Pacific Islands, Abigail Havora, at Tuana’imato gymnasium Friday evening (Samoa Time). Daughter...
It appears that the House Speakership’s race, when the new 35th Legislature is sworn in come January next year, will have only one candidate, current House Speaker Savali Talavou Ale, who will  — for the second time — run unopposed. And the consensus decision for Savali came at special meeting two...
American Samoa continues to collect data for it’s application to the federal government for possible funding to help workers who will be dislocated when Samoa Tuna Processors cannery plant operation closes down indefinitely in less than two weeks. Commerce Director Keniseli Lafaele told Samoa News...
American Samoa’s main goal at next week’s Western and Central Pacific Fishery Commission annual fishery meeting is supporting the local canneries and vessels home ported here, according to Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources director Dr. Ruth Matagi-Tofiga, head of the territory’s group,...
American Samoa Power Authority Executive Director Utu Abe Malae has confirmed layoffs are planned for early next year for the government’s semi autonomous agency, which he says has accumulated too much accounts payable over the years. While the total number of employees to be laid off was not...
Trial of the four men accused of shooting at the Leone police substation two years ago has been reaffirmed to get underway next week Tuesday, after the High Court dismissed several motions including those pertaining to “missing pages” and information “erased” on a police report of the shooting,...
As part of the settlement agreement with the federal government, the local Department of Education (ASDOE) has agreed to put in place by the summer of next year “student remedies” by ensuring that all students with disabilities attending public school, receive among other things, free appropriate...
AMERICAN SAMOA MARKS ‘WORLD AIDS DAY’ On World Aids Day, tomorrow, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga is urging residents of American Samoa to take part in prevention activities and observances designed to increase awareness and understanding of HIV/AIDS as a global challenge, and to join the global effort...

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