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As the Administration transitions into a new four-year term, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga is seeking input from cabinet members on how to improve the public education system in American Samoa and some ideas have already been shared with certain cabinet members. When the Lolo Administration took office...
American Samoa Community College’s “warning” status is expected to be taken up next month during a meeting of the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), while ASCC plans to revive early next year, its research...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has re-appointed Paramount Chief, Mauga Tasi Asuega as Secretary of Samoan Affairs while Malemo Tausaga, who served as Administrative Services Department director in the last four years of the Lolo administration, is appointed deputy secretary. Both appointments, effective...
Department of Agriculture Acting Director Tapa‘au Dr. Daniel Mageo Aga discusses collaborative food safety efforts with staff from the American Samoa Community College — Agriculture, Community and Natural Resources Division, the American Samoa Department of Agriculture and the American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency during a meeting at the DOA facility.  [Photo: D. Helsham]
On Tuesday, December 20th, staff from the Agriculture, Community and Natural Resources (ACNR)/Land Grant Division of the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) met with representatives of the American Samoa Department of Agriculture (DOA) and the American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency (EPA...
Church services and parties will top the list of activities when American Samoa welcomes in 2017 at the stroke of 12 midnight tomorrow night, the last in the U.S. “family” to do so. Guam will be the first U.S. possession to welcome in the New Year. Samoa, which moved to the other side of the...
There’s good news for local residents who ordered items online during the month of November and had their stuff shipped in via ocean freight. The containers have been unloaded and postal workers have been working ‘round the clock’ to sort through the packages and have them ready for pick-up this...
SAMUEL WRIGHT & MANU LEFATIA The District Court has continued for two weeks a status hearing on the government’s case against current inmate Samuel Wright and former inmate Manu Lefatia to allow both sides additional time to review the police report. Wright and Lefatia each face one count of...
Secretary of Samoan Affairs Mauga Tasi Asuega has voiced concerns over the influx of illegal drugs and consequently the growing drug problem in American Samoa. He has called for every level of the community to unite in the fight to get rid of these drugs, which he says have “infested” the territory...
With families being burdened with huge contributions to the Samoan culture and younger family members not willing to participate in the culture, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has called on traditional leaders to look at ways to change the current practice. Speaking at his cabinet meeting last Thursday...
The annual holiday roadblocks usually conducted by the Department of Public Safety (DPS) have been canceled due to the lack of funding to pay overtime for the cops, according to Police Commissioner Save Luiato Tuitele. Every year during Christmas and into the New Year, police officers set up...

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