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FIGHT AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE MUST CONTINUE SAYS SAMOA AG Be warned, Attorney General Lemalu Herman Retzlaff has put his weight behind the national call to eradicate domestic violence from Samoa. “The message from this office is clear, domestic violence of any kind is unacceptable and those who...
Samoan twins Deon & Leon Tupo Alaimaleata of Alofau village took their first shot by paddling with Healani Canoe Club Junior team of Hawaii, 43 miles from Molokai to Waikiki this past Saturday.  Between their college studies they diligently trained to be part of the event sponsored by Hawaiian...
Samoa inmates represent the second highest number of ‘foreigners’ being incarcerated at Tafuna Correctional Facility in American Samoa.    This is according to the Commissioner of Public Safety, Le’i Sonny Thompson in response to questions from the Samoa Observer.  As of September 27, 2017, there...
AMATA WELCOMES $67,000 DOT GRANT FOR AMERICAN SAMOA HOMELAND SECURITY Washington, D.C. – Friday, OCT. 6, 2017 - Congresswoman Aumua Amata was pleased to welcome a $67,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for the American Samoa Government for hazardous materials safety. “...
The ulu (breadfruit) has been touted as one of the most important crops of the 21st century. A government backed research shows that this highly abundant and under utilised fruit has mass potential in economic benefits for Samoa as well providing another food medium that could aid in reducing the...
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) — An undisclosed family tie is fogging up the search for Honolulu's next police chief in the eyes of the city's ethics commission. Former federal agent Tommy Aiu was the top scoring candidate of seven finalists for Honolulu police chief. When he learned that he was a...
Over the years, researchers have tried to find genetic links to male same-sex attraction and U. S. studies showed at least two chromosomes may be associated with male sexual orientation. Professor Paul Vasey of the University of Lethbridge has received $25,000 in funding from the National...
The treatment of the former Head of State, His Highness Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi and the Masiofo, Her Highness Filifilia Tamasese by the government is “unacceptable, insulting and disgraceful.” That’s the opinion of Member of Parliament, Olo Fiti Vaai, who has called on the government to...
ASTCA SEEKS SECOND LOAN FROM RETIREMENT FUND The American Samoa Telecommunications Authority is in the process of obtaining a second loan from the American Samoa Government Employees Retirement Fund, according to the Executive Director of the Retirement Fund, Iaulualo Talia Faafetai, responding to...
TEACHING PROFESSION HONORED Today, Samoa honored all the Teachers in the country through a special celebration held in front of the Government building early this morning.  The day started with a float parade followed by a special march by schools and various community organizations in the country...

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