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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...
An NGO working to prevent suicides in Samoa says a deteriorating society focussed on materialism and greed is causing people to take their own lives. In a presentation to the National Commission of Inquiry into Family Violence, Fa'ataua Le Ola, testified that domestic violence was a major cause of...
AMATA WELCOMES COMMERCE DEPARTMENT EFFORT TO REDUCE EXCESSIVE RED TAPE Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross’s statement on the Department of Commerce’s major emphasis on reducing regulations and the progress that has already been made, especially his mention of...
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) — Honolulu police are asking for the public's assistance in locating a 22-year-old man who is still on the run over a week since a fatal Chinatown shooting. He's wanted in connection with the incident.  On Friday, authorities identified the suspect as Tiseya Eric Puapuaga....
“Let us join as worldwide Saints in doing that which is necessary to have the widow’s heart,” said Elder O. Vincent Haleck, a General Authority Seventy, during the Saturday afternoon session of general conference on Sept. 30. Elder Haleck referenced the widow who the Savior observed throw her two...
NEW QUALIFICATIONS ADDRESS SKILLS GAP IN TOURISM INDUSTRY The development of new Samoa Qualifications (SQs) in Tourism and Hospitality addresses the shortage of skilled workers and existing gaps in the tourism industry. The Samoa Qualifications Authority (SQA) will launch the new SQs in Tourism and...
A Samoan baby found abandoned last year in a south Auckland reserve is being given a proper burial by members of the community. The baby, found in Mangere, died last year on November 24, wrapped in a t-shirt with the words "Samoan Culture our pride and joy." Police and coroner efforts to locate...
The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday filed a lawsuit alleging that the Government of Guam, as well as the Chamorro Land Trust Commission and its Administrative Director, have violated the federal Fair Housing Act by discriminating against non-Chamorros in the enforcement and implementation of...
The manager of a beach resort on Samoa's south coast says today was like a Sunday as her village remembered the victims of the 2009 tsunami. Litia Sini's beach fales in Lalomanu village was totally destroyed when the tsunami struck eight years ago today. 143 lives were lost to the massive wave,...

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