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The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), has approved a one-time payment of bonus benefits for this month for all recipients of the American Samoa Nutrition Assistance Program (ASNAP), administered locally by the Department of Human and Social Services (DHSS) The $...
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Last Friday afternoon, the Pacific Youth & Community Development program held an award ceremony at the Alofa Tunoa chapel in Lepuapua to honor the youth members that were a part of their Pasefika Youth Project. During the ceremony, 14 participants received Certificates of Achievement, and three...
Candidates running for public office in this year’s general election have until the close of business today to file their petition, while a lawmaker has called on Election Office to ensure that names of voters who have passed away are purged from the official Voter Roll. Election Office yesterday...
This year, the Ministry of Health is bringing the event to the stage for the title Miss Health Faafafine 2016 with the theme “Eat The Colors Of The Rainbow” to promote healthy eating of a variety of colored fruits and vegetables on the island.  This year’s pageant’s contestants are pictured with the reigning Miss Samoa Faafafine 2015, Steva Auina (front in yellow with tiara)  Miss Steva Auina is from Auckland, NZ, and has done a phenomenal amount of charity work, according to the SFA. She has been to Samoa
Apia, SAMOA — The Samoa Faafafine are gearing up for the final stages of the 10th Anniversary of their major fundraising event, the annual Miss Faafafine Pageant. Although the pageant started in 1983 at the Tiafau Hotel under the then Crimes Ordinance regime where the crime of female personation...
The gubernatorial team of former lieutenant governor Faoa Aitofele Sunia and Rep. Larry Sanitoa has circulated a letter to its supporters and campaign people responding to a Senate hearing last week regarding the value of the ASG Employees Retirement Fund, while the close of business Thursday this...
Senator Magalei Logovi’i has called on the local government to revisit its $40 entry permit fee which he says is too high as compared to the only $10 permit fee for American Samoan nationals entering Samoa. Magalei made the request during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing last Wednesday, on an...
Bluesky Pacific Group’s parent company Amper SA has accepted an offer by a Fiji based telecom company to acquire at the price of more than $79 million controlling interest in Amper’s South Pacific Units. Interestingly, the acquisition of Bluesky by a Fiji company comes at a time when the Lolo...
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...

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