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Some of the youngsters in the Manu'a Islands getting their hands dirty and spending their summer months experimenting with different activities available through the Sanctuary Science in the Village (SSSV) program, hosted by the National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa. See story for full details.  [photo: NMSAS]
The Sanctuary Summer Science in the Village (SSSV) program kicked off in the village of Ta'u, Manu’a on June 6. This first session, according to a representative from the National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa (NMSAS), had 38 students participating in hands-on activities and experiments about...
A “draft paper” has been prepared providing options for consideration by the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council in regards to the Large Vessel Prohibited Area (LVPA) in territorial waters, and the consideration of American Samoa's cultural fishing practices. The options, outlined...
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FOLASA GALEA’I A man accused of driving a vehicle that allegedly struck and killed another man over the weekend is scheduled to appear again in District Court next week. Folasa Galea’i made his initial appearance in the District Court this past Monday and is being charged with vehicular homicide,...
 Public Works Director Faleosina Voigt. [SN file photo]
ASG vehicles that are fueled by federal money are exempted from the reduction in gasoline coupons policy, which is effective this month, according to Public Works Director Faleosina Voigt's June 12 memo to Executive Branch directors and agency heads. At last Friday’s cabinet meeting, Gov. Lolo...
[l-r] US Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (USDOL-WHD) investigator Sarah Janeski; USDOL-WHD Assistant Director of the Honolulu District Office, Min Kirk; Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga; and Police Commissioner Le’i Sonny Thompson, following the 25th Police Academy graduation ceremony held on June 9 at the Governor H. Rex Lee Auditorium.  [photo: FS]
USDOL’s Wage and Hour Division investigator Sarah Janesk arrived in the territory last week and is assigned to the  field office in Pago Pago until Sept. 22. USDOL-WHD rotates investigators from the US to American Samoa every four months. Responding to Samoa News inquiries, the USDOL San Francisco...
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Department of Human Resources Director Eseneiaso J. Liu has urged all cabinet members to submit to her office — as early as possible — the list of all worksites for students who will participate in the government’s annual Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). According to Liu, some 800 students...
Rose Atoll Marine National Monument [photo: US Fish and Wildlife Service]
An environmentalist group has launched an online petition calling for the safeguarding of  “American Samoa’s Rose Atoll Marine National Monument” from being delisted as a designated ocean monument. President Trump directed in April this year, a review of the nation’s land and ocean monuments...
Members of the McDonald's American Samoa Scholarship Board hosted a special luncheon yesterday to honor the five recipients of this year's awards. They are: Jennet N.L. Chang, Rosanlyn E. Taulaga, Jemima T. Nafatali, O'Riley S. Leau, and Ta'avili Amosa. Four of the recipients will be attending the American Samoa Community College on scholarships of $1,000 per semester, while one will be attending the University of Hawaii - Hilo with a $20,000 scholarship ($5,000 per semester). [photo: Blue Chen-Fruean]
McDonald's American Samoa has done it once again, giving back to the community in a huge way. Yesterday afternoon, members of the company's scholarship board, on behalf of CEO Tautolo Charlie Tautolo, hosted a special luncheon to honor this year's five recipients, and their parents. The ceremony...
Four graduates were presented scholarships from Bluesky Communications yesterday at the company's main office at the Laufou Shopping Center. Three of the scholarships were for students accepted to off island schools and one for ASCC. The awardees are: Tedy Barber, Gabriella Langkilde, Farah Young, and Casidhe Mahuka.  [photo: Leua Aiono Frost]
Bluesky is proud to announce its continued commitment to the empowerment and investment into the youth of Am. Samoa by granting a total four scholarships for the upcoming 2017/2018 academic school year. This is now the third year of Bluesky's Future of Am. Samoa Scholarship Program, which...
Tapaau Dr. Daniel Aga, Executive Director of the ASG Office of Political Status at the U.N. meeting. [SN file photo]
American Samoans prefer the compromise that limits enforcement of the United States Constitution’s equal protection clause to limit the risk to Samoan lands, according to Tapaau Dr. Daniel Aga, Executive Director of the ASG Office of Political Status, Constitution, and Federal Relations, during his...

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