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As part of the settlement agreement with the federal government, the local Department of Education (ASDOE) is being required to provide “notice and training” to all teaching and administrative staff regarding new ASDOE policies and procedures pertaining to students with disability attending public...
LINO PENITITO A young man convicted of stealing from his former employer have been sentenced by the High Court to serve 20 months in jail as one of the conditions of his 5-year probation. However, execution of the jail term is suspended for Lino Penitito, who was formerly employed with Tri Marine...
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Aumua Amata, issued the following statement regarding the House passage of six veterans’ bills on Tuesday. “I am pleased that my colleagues in the House have passed these important Veterans’ bills before the end of the year, and I am proud to have voted to pass these...
The investigative arm of the US Congress has recommended two alternatives for raising the minimum wage in American Samoa to keep pace with the local cost of living and reach the federal minimum wage level. The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) had already provided Congress with one...
American Samoa Power Authority is estimating it will collect around half a million dollars annually in additional revenue from the new rate increases that went into effect last week for waste water and solid waste services, says ASPA executive director Utu Abe Malae. As reported early this week in...
SIREN-TEST FOR DECEMBER AT 12NOON TODAY The local Department of Homeland Security / TEMCO Division reminds the public that the monthly territory-wide emergency siren test for December is set for 12 noon today. The monthly siren test is held on the first Friday of every month. ASDOL asks the public...
Your new Miss Pacific Islands, Miss Fiji, Anne Dunn who took the crowd in her beautifully designed cultural dress.   (Photo THA)
Apia, SAMOA — It was a well-deserve win was the comment by many at the 30th Miss Pacific Islands Pageant and on social media when Miss Fiji, Anne Dunn won the title. She was crowned by the outgoing Miss Pacific Islands, Abigail Havora, at Tuana’imato gymnasium Friday evening (Samoa Time). Daughter...
It appears that the House Speakership’s race, when the new 35th Legislature is sworn in come January next year, will have only one candidate, current House Speaker Savali Talavou Ale, who will  — for the second time — run unopposed. And the consensus decision for Savali came at special meeting two...
American Samoa continues to collect data for it’s application to the federal government for possible funding to help workers who will be dislocated when Samoa Tuna Processors cannery plant operation closes down indefinitely in less than two weeks. Commerce Director Keniseli Lafaele told Samoa News...
American Samoa’s main goal at next week’s Western and Central Pacific Fishery Commission annual fishery meeting is supporting the local canneries and vessels home ported here, according to Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources director Dr. Ruth Matagi-Tofiga, head of the territory’s group,...

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