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New York, NY — Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") has completed a periodic review of the ratings of American Samoa (Territory of) and other ratings that are associated with the same analytical unit. The review was conducted through a portfolio review in which Moody's reassessed the...
 With Sandra King-Young are instructors Adrian Vasai-Moana (to her left) and Kayla Sauafea, along with club members.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — On Thursday April 4th, the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) Political Science Club welcomed Tofoitaufa Sandra King-Young as its Guest Speaker. The Director of the local Medicaid Office, Mrs King-Young also serves as the Parliamentarian of the American Samoa...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  Judge Elvis P. Patea has remanded a man charged with second degree assault, to custody at TCF on a 'no bail' status after the court confirmed last week that the defendant's ID expired on June 2, 2016. Teofilo Kuka waived his right to a preliminary examination last...
American Samoan children celebrate Flag Day
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Children from the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' American Samoa Pago Pago West Stake entertained members and guests at a recent American Samoa Flag Day Celebration. Participants' ages ranged from three to eleven. Toa Reid, Tana Seu and Toa Hollady were...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In a media statement today the Territorial Bank of American Samoa is notifying customers that their MasterCard debit card system is off line through Monday, April 22. “Due to circumstances outside the control of TBAS, our MasterCard debit cards will be offline through...
Rear Adm. Kevin Lunday, commander Coast Guard 14th District, joins acting Governor Lemanu Mauga and first lady Cynthia Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  On Wednesday, those in American Samoa celebrated the 119th Flag Day commemorating the day they officially became a U.S. territory. Rear Adm. Kevin Lunday, commander Coast Guard 14th District, Command Master Chief Lori Fields, and Capt. Mike Long, commander Coast Guard...
DPS Commissioner Le'i Sonny Thompson, with the Fiafia Guard during Wednesday's 2019 Flag Day celebratiobn.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Interested applicants who have been cleared by the Dept. of Human Resources for the next Police Academy will sit the written entrance exam next Monday, April 22 at 8 a.m. at the Dept. of Youth and Women's Affairs (DYWA) Pago Pago Youth Center. According to a public...
StarKist Co., president and chief executive officer, Andrew Choe
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — StarKist Co., president and chief executive officer, Andrew Choe has “reaffirmed” the company’s commitment to remain in American Samoa, despite the same continued challenges it faces in a very competitive global industry, as labor cost is much lower at other tuna...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata during last year's Flag Day.
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata released the following statement in commemoration of Flag Day 2019:  “All of us in American Samoa know what a special day April 17th is for our people. This has been a wonderful week already. Flag Day is always such a perfect time of joy and unity, and I...
Aerial view of Starkist canning plant in American Samoa
Honolulu, HAWAII — When the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reached a $6.5 million settlement with Starkist Co. to resolve alleged environmental regulations at its tuna processing facility in American Samoa in 2018, it seemed the tuna company would clean up its act. Unfortunately, that’s...

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