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PACIFIC BEAUTIES ACKNOWLEDGE SPIRITUAL BLESSINGS  The nine Pacific beauties renewed their faith in the Lord, and acknowledged His blessings to begin a new week of activities for the 31st annual Miss Pacific Islands Pageant in Nadi, Fiji. After arriving and settling-in over the weekend, the...
The Trial Division of the High Court of American Samoa has dismissed both Rev. Amaama Tofaeono's cross claims and counter claims against the Congregational Christian Church of American Samoa (CCCAS). But it has also dismissed the plaintiff's motion to dismiss Tofaeono's counter claims of slander...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata [SN file photo]
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed legislative efforts to combat harassment in Congress, improve training and protect employees, and applauded House passage this past Wednesday of a bipartisan effort, H.R. 630, introduced by Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-Virginia), which Congresswoman...
Probably few outside the art world have heard of the online publication Turkey Red Journal, but for those who practice the age-old craft of making natural dyes and applying them, the journal represents a valuable forum for sharing ideas. In fact, the publication has a global reach that’s wide...
In a show of support of Sen. Paepae Iosefa Faiai 's nomination as associate judge of the High Court, all 11 senators present during yesterday’s Senate session voted “yes” by roll-call, instead of “by secret ballot” which — according to Senate rules — is how senators vote on confirmation of nominees...
Samoa based money transfer businesses wanting to open bank accounts in Pago Pago, business travel permits, and inspections fees were among the several issues that American Samoa and Samoa agreed upon, at this week’s Two Samoa Talks held in Apia. The discussed and agreed upon issues, during the 10th...
Secretary of the Office of Samoan Affairs, Paramount Chief, Mauga Tasi Asuega has called on the government and traditional leaders to work with officers from the Department of Public Safety, to put a stop and cure the problem of drugs in the territory. Speaking at last week Wednesday's cabinet...
American Samoa has asked Samoa to ensure that longliners that have shifted there deliver to the the territory's StarKist cannery instead of to Asia. The request was made during the two Samoa talks which were held this week in Apia, the first time in three years. The StarKist Samoa cannery has...
Pete and Donna Gurr live on the island of Tutuila in American Samoa, where temperatures hover around 80 degrees Fahrenheit, and humidity rises beyond 80 percent. But in the second week of November, they visited rural Lodi, Ohio, where they saw that area’s first snow of 2017. When the snow fell, the...
The US Coast Guard has issued the third and probably the final waiver to the Port of Pago Pago — allowing the use of one tugboat — while ASG's Port Administration Department has secured for purchase, a second tugboat in the US . Despite the Coast Guard waiver, serious concerns remain amongst...

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