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Ronald Reagan Shipyard employees working on repairs to the front portion of the 3,000-ton slipway at Satala yesterday morning.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Repairs are underway for the main slipway at the ASG-owned Ronald Reagan Shipyard in Satala, and upon completion of the work — expected to take about four months — the 3,000-ton slipway will be able to service purse seiner fishing vessels. The repairs to the shipyard’s “...
ASCC President Dr. Rosevonne Makaiwi-Pato and ASCC administrators, staff and students welcome representatives from the DOE Scholarship Office Moira Maiava and Ane Tofili-Matagi
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Representatives from the Department of Education Scholarship Office visited the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) last week to speak to students, faculty and administrators about the revival of the American Samoa Government (ASG) student loan program, and that...
Hawaiki Submarine Cable System route.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Last Friday, Nov 30, 2018, a joint application for transfer of De Facto (control of cable landing license) was filed with the Federal Communications Commission in Washington DC. The transaction involves Hawaiki Submarine Cable USA LLC (licensee); HCL Limited Partnership...
The Jeanette on fire and being towed out of the harbor
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Jeanette, the purse seiner that went up in flames this past Wednesday, Dec. 5th, while it was docked at the main wharf in Fagatogo, is now underwater — and officials from the United States Coast Guard (USCG) are currently investigating how it happened. Head of the...
Iosefo Alo as he arrived at the court house on the first day of his trial.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — After almost 2 hours of deliberation Wednesday afternoon, a six-member jury found former Department of Education (DOE) school teacher Iosefo Alo not guilty of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance, to wit; methamphetamine. This is despite arguments from the two...
Ioakimo Felise arrivves at court
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 56-year-old man accused of raping and molesting a 10-year-old girl several times in April of this year has admitted to the court that the accusations against him are true. Ioakimo Felise appeared in court yesterday morning for a Change of Plea (COP) hearing. He was...
Former school teacher Iosefa Alo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Prosecutors in Iosefa Alo's jury trial are adamant that the evidence collected during the course of their investigation confirms that the former school teacher gave the glass pipe that contained a white crystalline substance to a Tafuna HS student on Oct. 6, 2017. Alo,...
Students representing various public and private high schools, including the ASCC, gathered at the Lee Auditorium yesterday for this year's Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) state conference.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Over 100 students representing local public and private high schools, including the American Samoa Community College (ASCC), gathered at the Governor H. Rex Lee Auditorium yesterday morning for the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) state conference. This year...
Secretary of Samoan Affairs, Mauga T. Asuega
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Speaking not only as a traditional leader but as a government leader, Secretary of Samoan Affairs, Mauga T. Asuega has reiterated his call for a “strong stand” from all sectors of the community against illegal drugs, as more and more cases — the most recent including...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has issued “precautionary financial measures” for all government entities, especially those agencies that are federally funded or anticipate grants from the US government. “In light of the uncertain status of the federal government relative to...

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