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American Samoa's governor Lolo Moliga has pledged support for the intent of the Paris Agreement on climate change and is backing the United States Climate Alliance. The same day President Trump pulled out of the Paris Agreement, New York, California, and Washington announced the formation of the...
An estimated 1,500 StarKist Samoa workers will be without a paycheck for five weeks when the cannery shuts down later this month in order to install equipment and carry out other upgrades to their facilities. No paychecks mean no money for electricity, and no food on the table for those affected —...
A 29-year-old man — a Leone High School (LHS) music teacher — from Lepuapua has been charged for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a male student, who later contracted a sexually transmitted disease. Elijah Jared Tavai made his initial appearance before District Court Judge Fiti Sunia...
It's that time of year again. Time to break out the homemade nets, a flashlight, and a plastic container to scoop up the delicacy that is only found in this part of the world, during this time of year: PALOLO! According to the Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources (DMWR), the palolo rising...
Among the conditions of a second loan for the American Samoa TeleCommunications Authority is that the ASG Employees Retirement Fund has part ownership in the spur connecting American Samoa to the new Hawaiki Submarine Cable, to be launched mid-2018. This is according to testimony by Retirement Fund...
Now that the Executive Branch workforce has returned to a full 80-hour pay period, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has set by executive order the regulating and controlling of over- time and compensatory time; and all are required to follow or be subjected to termination if violations continue. During a...
Police Commissioner Le’i Sonny Thompson has called on recruits of the new police academy not to deviate from carrying out their duty, which is to protect the lives of the com- munity — young and old — including many foreigners who have made American Samoa their home. “This is the beginning of a new...
Doctors are still conducting checks in New Zealand on Samoa Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi since being medivacced late last week. The medical checks were recommended by doctors in Samoa. In a statement yesterday the Prime Minister said the checks were progressing well and doctors would...
After nearly three years, the High Court finally issued a decision in the case of a 26-year-old woman who was found with a glass pipe used to smoke “ice” or methamphetamine, hidden in the crotch of her pants. April Peric, a mother of two, was initially charged with two drug offenses: unlawful...
There are many kinds of recruitment in the Territory, and for those interested in hands-on training for very specialized, in-demand technical skills, this week may be the time to check out the presentations being given by UTI representative Jason Tagal in the lobby at the Tradewinds Hotel....

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