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Tualauta Rep. Larry Sanitoa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Tualauta Rep. Larry Sanitoa is stepping in to help out with what’s needed for repairs to several problem areas for the classroom and office serving Special Education students at Nu’uuli Vocational Technical High School (NVTHS). This follows an email request last month...
Dogs left with no water or food
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — As of last week, there was still no medication at the ASG Department of Agriculture Veterinary Clinic. And if that isn’t enough — a notice has been posted, informing all pet owners that as of Oct. 10th, the vet clinic no longer accepts any small pets (i.e. cats and dogs...
Tisa and Candyman aboard his fishing boat.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Public Health last week announced the closure of local tattoo shops, due to what is being described as an isolated infection issue. Tisa Faamuli told Samoa News over the weekend that this move is making it impossible for local tattoo artists to provide the public with...
Students from ASCC Fine Arts classes with artist Regina Meredith-Fitiao (back row)
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Twenty students in Fine Arts classes at the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) received rare opportunities this semester to gain a perspective on different approaches to what might be termed “cultural documentation” by participating in special public activities....
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of passing bad checks at a local store was arrested last week pursuant to an arrest warrant from the court. Tuilata Faasega made his initial appearance this past week. He is charged with three counts of stealing and three counts of passing a bad check, all...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has requested local Homeland Security (ASDHS) director Samana Semo Ve’ave’a to provide a report on the Territory-Wide Disaster Drill that was carried out late last month, as well as the 10th Anniversary of the 2009 tsunami ceremony which was...
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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Interior Assistant Secretary Doug Domenech announced last week that the Department of the Interior has provided $550,000 in technical assistance grant funding for fiscal year (FY) 2018 and FY 2019 to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Division of Parasitic Diseases and...
Youngsters celebrating White Sunday in a 2017 Samoa News file photo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The annual White Sunday celebration, coupled with the Monday federal and local holiday (Discoverers’ Day), adds up to a three-day weekend — and a busy one at that — as residents gear up for a day dedicated to the children of American Samoa. Sunday, Oct. 13th is White...
Attorney General Talauega Eleasalo V. Ale
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Department of Legal Affairs’ Travel Division will launch on Oct. 15th a new Certificate of Identity (CI), a travel document used by US nationals and others who don’t have a US passport. In a brief statement early this week, Attorney General Talauega Eleasalo V. Ale...
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Wellington, NEW ZEALAND — New Zealand’s National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research (NIWA) and MetService analyses indicate 9-12 named tropical cyclones (TC) could occur in the Southwest Pacific basin between November 2019 and April 2020. This expectation for tropical cyclone activity is...

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