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Parris Goebel posted a photo on Instagram of her visit to her mother’s village in Pesega. Parris, a well-known choreographer worldwide, relaxed in Beautiful Samoa for the Christmas and New Year holidays.  [Instagram Photo]
At the end of 2016 Parris Goebel finally relaxed and had down time in Beautiful Samoa after a big year of success. She is a 25-year-old, who is an award winning New Zealand-born choreographer, dancer, singer and actress of Samoan descent. Her dance crew, The Royal Family, has won the World Hip Hop...
 Evelyn Vaitautolu Langford [SN file photo]
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has confirmed that the American Samoa government is only able to recoup just over $2 million of the nearly $5 million paid to Native Hawaiian Holding Company (NHHC), which was awarded a multi-million dollar contract funded by the federal National Emergency Grant (NEG)...
Drug defendant, Gerhard Haleck Otto is facing one criminal count of unlawful possession of a controlled substance, marijuana, in connection with the latest drug bust at the Post Office last week. Samoa News notes the court document identifies the defendant as —Gerhard Haleck Otto — however, sources...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga (left) when he acknowledged government leaders including Chief Justice Lealaialoa Michael Kruse during yesterday’s opening of the Fono’s joint session to start the First Regular Session of the 35th Legislature.  [photo: AF]
The Lolo and Lemanu Administration is looking at the future sustainability of a Universal Health Insurance Program for the territory by expanding the Medicaid Program. This is according to Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga’s State of the Territory Address Comprehensive Report in English that was handed...
[l-r] Senate President Gaoteote Tofau Palaie, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga, House Speaker Savali Talavou Ale and Chief Justice Lealaialoa Michael Kruse during the national anthems of the United States and American Samoa at yesterday’s opening of the Fono’s joint session to start the First Regular Session of the 35th Legislature.  [photo: AF]
Based on preliminary financial information, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga says the American Samoa Government closed out fiscal year 2016 in the black and noted that revenue collections have increased every year in the last four year’s of the Lolo and Lemanu Administration. The governor made the...
It’s been sizzling for the past week. Some drizzle here and there will cool the temperature for a few minutes and then it’s back to the sweltering heat. The humidity has been unbearable and many local residents have been wondering if it will get cooler anytime soon. Local meteorologist Hans Malala...
Those who saw the fireworm swarms in Laulii told Samoa News that the worms were spotted during the early evening hours, and their appearance caused a little excitement as, for a brief moment, it was thought that a palolo swarm had arrived unexpectedly.  [Courtesy photo]
It was a case of mistaken identity for some locals who thought a swarm of palolo had been found in Faganeanea and Laulii last week. Turns out, the swarms were indeed worms, but not the slimy delicacy that many were hoping for. Last Tuesday, January 3, villagers in Faganeanea reported seeing swarms...
Confirmation of appointments of cabinet directors are among the issues the Lolo Administration will submit for Legislative review and consideration when the new 35th Legislature officially opens today where Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga will deliver his State of the Territory Address. The joint session...
MICHAEL AGASIVA Following a hearing last Friday, in which three  Public Safety Department officials testified after being subpoenaed, District Court Judge Fiti A. Sunia ordered the release from the Territorial Correctional Facility a man, who had refused to twice appear in court. The man in...
Through an executive order, which became effective on Jan. 4, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga established the Office of Manu’a Operations, or OMO, its director is appointed by the governor. Additionally, the ASG agency is under the auspices of the Governor’s Office. However, it was unclear last Friday,...

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