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Myna birds inside trap located on the Fagatogo Malae, in front of the DPS Central Station
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Governor's Office, in partnership with the Dept. of Marine and Wildlife Resources (DMWR) has set up traps in certain areas of the territory, in an effort to control the myna bird population. This trap is located on the Fagatogo Malae, in front of the DPS Central...
Rotary Club of Pago Pago members and seniors from every high school on island
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — This past weekend the Rotary Club of Pago Pago hosted seniors from every high school on island for their annual 4 Way Test Award Banquet at the Goat Island Cafe.   The Rotary 4 Way Test consists of the 4 following questions whenever making decision: Is it the truth?  Is...
The North Korean cargo ship, Wise Honest, (middle) inside Pago Pago Harbor around 12noon last Saturday, towed in by towing vessel Posh Terasea (front).
Seoul, SOUTH KOREA (AP) — North Korea on Tuesday called the U.S. seizure of a North Korean cargo ship involved in banned coal exports a "robbery" and demanded that the vessel be returned immediately. The North's official Korean Central News Agency, or KCNA, carried a statement by an unidentified...
Congresswoman Amata testifies before the Rules Committee
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The US House approved last Friday a major disaster relief legislation, the Supplemental Appropriations Act, which includes a provision increasing to $18 million in fiscal year 2019, emergency nutrition assistance for American Samoa following Tropical Storm Gita in...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — There has been no real update on the immigration status for Keneti Filisi, currently in custody on a 'no bail' status at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF). The matter was on the District Court calendar last Thursday, where it was revealed that although Filisi...
A women with her dog at a free spay neuter clinic in American Samoa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Samoa News received several phone calls last week, from local pet owners, airing out their frustrations over what they call the 'unprofessional' and 'unreliable' services of the new Dept. of Agriculture veterinarian, Dr. Kenneth Lameta. Samoa News understands that the...
Erika Radewagen
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — NOAA’s National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa announced the appointment of Erika Radewagen, president of the American Samoa Swimming Association, to its advisory council. She will be a primary member and serve as the representative for the Research seat.  “The...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Associate Justice Fiti Sunia has taken under advisement a motion for a new trial from Thomas Siaumau, who was sentenced to 30 years last week, after being found guilty by a jury last month for shooting at a police vehicle with a police officer inside it, on the night of...
 Congresswoman Amata and Stanley Kao
Washington, DC — Congresswoman Aumua Amata highlighted the Taiwan Relations Act, and gave remarks at a Capitol event celebrating 40 years of this important legislation last week. “The United States has a robust friendship with Taiwan, and it’s important to all of us in the vast Pacific region,”...
ASCC Trades & Technical Department (TTD) program director Fred Suisala with others and the vehicle
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Near the end of the spring 2019 semester, the automotive instruction program at the American Samoa Community College (ASCC), which falls under the institution’s Trades & Technical Department (TTD), received a major boost when the local branch of the United States...

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