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The National Weather Service has issued a FLASH FLOOD WATCH for Tutuila, Aunu’u, Manu’a and Swains until Tuesday afternoon, January 31, 2017. This is due to heavy showers and thunderstorms that are likely occurring this evening and tonight. Recent rains have made grounds saturated, and any...
Following a two-week mid session recess, the Fono reconvened yesterday, with a letter from Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga requesting early confirmation hearings for eight acting directors, who will be accompanying him to meetings in Washington D.C. next month. Lolo first made known his request to the...
In this 2014 file photo, sharing a happy moment at the ASCC Nursing Department's Recognition Ceremony are (l-r) Department of Commerce Director and keynote speaker Keniseli Lafaele, ASCC Nursing chairperson Lele Ah Mu, new LPN Ria Lefiti, and Attorney General Talauega Eleasalo Ale who spoke on behalf of ASG. (Photo: J. Kneubuhl)
The government is planning to have Nu’uuli Technical Vocational High School become a full fledge trade school to graduate skilled workers for American Samoa, while efforts are being planned to set up trade courses at Manu’a High School. These were some of the issues revealed by Commerce Department...
Inside the Tauese P. Sunia Ocean Center. [SN file photo]
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has told the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation some of his concerns over federal rules and policies when it comes to marine sanctuaries, as well as control by the federal government over waters of American Samoa that is to benefit the people of American Samoa. According...
As the Lolo and Lemanu Administration begins its second four-year term at the helm of government, Gov. Lolo Matalasi has moved to get the total count of all government vehicles, while the vehicle policy in the past four years has been maintained with directors given until next month to remove tints...
Hospital’s Chief Executive Officer, Taufete’e John Faumuina welcomes the “unannounced” visit by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) officials, who arrived a week ago Friday night. Taufete’e declined to further comment on the CMS visit, only telling Samoa News last week that “it’s...
Daniel Lin, a National Geographic explorer, will be in the Manu’a Islands next week to host a workshop for high school students there, training them on how to record, document, and ‘tell their story’ about what the new solar microgrid – which has made Manu’a energy efficient — means to them. [photo: Blue Chen-Fruean]
If all goes as planned, high school students in the Manu’a Islands will be producers, publishers, and even authors before the end of the year. Beginning today, Monday, selected students at the Home of the Segaula will be part of a workshop coordinated by Daniel Lin, a freelance photographer with...
CHAMBER VOTES IN NEW EXECUTIVE BOARD In it’s general membership meeting Wednesday night, the Chamber of Commerce voted in its new seven-member executive board. Outgoing chair, Francine Gaisoa didn’t seek to return to the board during the voting process. The new board comprises Taotasi Soliai of...
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Since 2009, Neil’s Ace Home Center has partnered with the American Samoa Community Cancer Coalition to raise stipends for cancer patients for their medical expenses, medical care and daily expenses. The annual holiday fundraising project includes customer participation. At the time of the customer'...
“The guilty verdicts on the assault count, PPD (Public Peace Disturbance) and false reporting were a just result, and although he wasn’t found guilty on the murder charge, I feel that we did the family justice. The children lost their mother and I hope that we brought some closure to the family, in...

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