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With the support of American Samoa Visitor Bureau (ASVB), Jasons Travel Media (Jasons) is pleased to announce the launch of the first Jasons American Samoa Visitor Map, available in market from January 2018. The map will be distributed through Travel Agents in New Zealand and Australia, at Auckland...
The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is providing specific details regarding a Talofa Airways incident at Pago Pago International Airport after Sen. Magalei Logovi’I voiced concerns about the slow emergency response from the airport’s rescue crew. Responding to Samoa News inquiries, FAA...
Interior Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas, Doug Domenech announced yesterday the release of more than $9.6 million in grant funding to American Samoa through the Office of Insular Affairs’ (OIA) Capital Improvement Project (CIP) Program for fiscal year 2017, according to a press release.  “We...
Dengue fever preventive measures put in place by American Samoa following reports of people dying from the mosquito borne disease in Samoa; Health Department health cards; and status of medical services, are some of the health issues that will be tackled next Tuesday during a Senate hearing,...
With unanimous votes yesterday in both the Senate and House, the Fono has officially confirmed Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga’s nomination of Muavaefa’atasi John Edward Suisala as director of the Department of Human and Social Services. The Senate vote was 14-0 while the House voted 17-0. Muavaefa’atasi...
Hope House is one of those special places that lives up to its name, and recently it has been the site of some happy gatherings of children and adults with special needs and disabilities. Within the last two weeks, members of two community organizations have come together to assist, encourage and...
Sen. Magalei Logovi’i is upset with the very slow response by the Pago Pago International Airport emergency crew to an incident yesterday on the runway — close to the Pala Lagoon area. Magalei was among the passengers on the Talofa Airways flight yesterday morning from Apia. He explained in a Samoa...
American Samoa's Department of Public Safety has received reports of a former police officer wanted in connection with drug crimes being seen on the US west coast. Steve Tuatoo had been arrested following drug raids in November however he had not been charged by the time the limit for holding...
Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga says now is the time to vigorously address the issue of the territory's political status and our political relationship with the United States, "because the federal government is itself confused on how to handle issues" pertaining to American Samoa, as "we are in a...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga’s appointments of Muavaefa’atasi John Edward Suisala as director of Human and Social Services, and Kenneth Soala Tupua as director of Parks and Recreation were introduced this week in both the Senate and House. Senate confirmation hearings begin today at 9a.m. for Tupua...

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