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Sign on door at Vet Clinic.  [courtesy photo]
The Department of Agriculture (DOA) Veterinary Clinic reopened Monday morning, on orders from Lt. Governor Lemanu Peleti Mauga, who paid a surprise visit to the Vet Clinic yesterday, following concerns by the public that it was boarded up last week and closed down by Director of DOA, Lealao Mel...
SANO MAGAULI A man has been sentenced by the court to serve 45 days — without release — at the Territorial Correctional Facility, after violating conditions of his probation from a previous case. At sentencing last Thursday, District Court Judge Elvis P. Patea says that Sano Magauli was sentenced...
Apia, SAMOA  —  Chairman of the Hospital Board, Filifa’atali Mike Fuiava has confirmed that negotiations with the Fiji School of Medicine regarding American Samoan students were a “success”. Responding to Samoa News questions during a brief interview at the Fagali’i Airport, Filifa’atali said their...
LBJ Medical Center received a new cash infusion during the 3rd quarter of fiscal year 2016, thanks to money from the American Samoa Economic Development Authority (ASEDA) bonds, according to LBJ’s third quarter performance report — for Apr. 1- June 30 — which also shows the hospital received less...
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Sen. Soliai Tuipine Fuimaono has called on the government to be diligent in monitoring locally operated and managed Asian businesses sending money off island, a move, he says is taking money away from the local economy. The Ituau senator made the call during a Senate Budget and Appropriations...
The American Samoa Government has promised a subsidy of up to $2.5 million annually for the Pago Pago International Airport, as part of its corrective action plan following a land use audit of the Tafuna airport released two years ago by the US Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA requires that...
One of the activities of the ASCADSV Summer program - Agricultural Hydroponics was visits to hydroponics farms to see for participants to see for themselves the long term benefits of hydroponics as a form of gardening. The program focuses on Women Empowerment in Community Services.  [courtesy photo]
A special program to empower American Samoan women’s effective participation and contribution to the development of families and local village communities was one of the main initiatives of the American Samoa Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence (ASCADSV) held at its main office, located...
American Samoa Power Authority is projecting a decrease in revenue for three divisions under its proposed fiscal year 2017 budget, which shows that only the Solid-waste Division is forecasting a slight increase in revenue collection. ASPA’s proposed FY 2017 budget totals $80.58 million with 471...
A hazardous oil spill was recently spotted in the ocean at the Malaloa dock, and Boating Access personnel Tovine Leifi from the Department of Marine and Wildlife (DMWR) noticed a bird struggling in the oil and immediately alerted the DMWR Wildlife Division. The bird was brought to the department...
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AIRCRAFT FORCED TO CARRY EXTRA FUEL ON MANU’A FLIGHTS   Because there are no jet fuel tanks in the Manu’a islands, Polynesian Airlines has had to carry extra fuel on flights to both Fitiuta and Ofu airports. Because of the extra fuel, the airline can only take so many passengers and cargo on these...

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