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Congresswoman Amata and VA Secretary David Shulkin in the AS - Washington DC Office. [courtesy photo]
US SENATE PASSES MEASURE TO NAME VA CLINIC AFTER FALEOMAVAEGA The US Senate has passed “by unanimous consent” a U.S House measure, sponsored by Congresswoman Aumua Amata, to name the US Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic in American Samoa, the “Faleomavaega Eni Fa’auaa Hunkin VA...
Seen in this photo is the  $13.8 million MV Manu’atele vessel in front of the main dock after sailing into Pago Pago on its maiden voyage on Jan. 4, 2017. It is currently down due to generator problems, as is the MV Sili. Both are on hold by the U.S. Coast Guard, preventing them from sailing due to generator issues. [SN file photo]
The U.S. Coast Guard put the $13.8 million MV Manu’atele vessel on hold after one of its two generators failed during a trip more than a week ago, according to Coast Guard and ASG officials. Without a sail last week for the Manu’a islands, there are already concerns from residents as to when the MV...
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The Election Office has started the process of purging — or removing — names of electors from the official voter registration roll as required by law following last November’s general election, while updated data is now available regarding the election two years ago. In its fiscal year 2107 first...
[photo: Leua Aiono Frost]
Sixty-eight year old Judith Anne Payes (first from left, sitting at table), and next to her, is LBJ hospital chief executive officer Taufete’e John Faumuina along with hospital employees and officials during an luncheon Friday at the LBJ Medical Center conference room, to recognize, congratulate...
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Several federally funded programs that US President Donald J. Trump, is proposing to defund or reduce for the new fiscal year 2018 — which commences Oct. 1, 2017 — will impact American Samoa. Among the ASG entities expected to be impacted are the Territorial Energy Office (TEO), which is 100%...
The Australia-Pacific Technical College (APTC) continues to provide quality technical and vocational skills to Samoan nationals. Eighty-six Samoans and one New Zealand national, graduated this week from APTC with qualifications in 13 programs. The programs included: Commercial Cookery, Engineering...
[photo: Blue Chen-Fruean]
Last month, the area in front of LYC Inc. in Malaeimi, across from Neil’s ACE Home Center is where crewmembers from Continental Transport Corporation (CTC) were busy installing huge pipes for an underground waterline extending more than 8,000 feet. The work is a huge undertaking being carried out...
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One of the generators for the new American Samoan Government ferry, MV Manu'atele, isn't operating, forcing the multi million dollar vessel, delivered just two months ago, to ago to stay put. US Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer, Joe Twiddy, said the generator died during the Manu'atele's trip to...
[photo: NVTHS]
In this recent photo are some of the Nu’uuli Vocational Technical High School (NVTHS) students, taking a break from their “Vo-Tech Gets Involved” trash collection project at Lions Park. NVTHS Science teacher Adelle Posala Talaeai said her students have worked on the project this past month and half...
[photo: Aoelua]
The U.S Flag draped oak-coffin of the late former Congressman Faleomavaega Eni Hunkin, accompanied by a military honor guard, at the Provo Cemetery in Provo, Utah on Mar. 11 for burial service. Faleomavaega passed away Feb. 22 at his home in Provo at the age of 73. Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga, Senate...

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