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Samoa Police have re-opened their investigation into a case involving a missing man and an alleged plot by some village men to cover up a bizarre killing back in 2013. Two men have been questioned and are under Police custody with more arrests possible.  As of yesterday, Acting Assistant Police...
Wednesday was World Mangroves Day, and what better time than now to appreciate the contribution of this under appreciated coastal plant in our lives and ecosystems. Mangroves protect shorelines from damaging storm and hurricane winds, waves, and floods and they also help prevent erosion by...
With 70% of beef currently being imported into Samoa, there is a huge opportunity for local farmers to enter the market as commercial sellers, according to Samoa’s Minister of Agriculture, Laaulilalemalietoa Leuatea Polataivao Fosi. And with the recent and unexpected shortage of imported chicken on...
Hawaii-based shipping company Matson Inc. is launching direct service between Honolulu and the Republic of the Marshall Islands next year that will shorten cargo service to the island nation from the Mainland by as many as eight days. The new route will be operated twice a week and serve the ports...
AUMUA ANNOUNCES U.S. DOT GRANTS WORTH $500,000 Washington, D.C. — Thursday, July 27, 2017 — Congresswoman Aumua Amata is pleased to announce that the Department of Transportation has awarded Pago Pago International Airport $500,000. “I’m glad that U.S. DOT has seen the need for improvements for the...
SAMOA FROZEN AGRO-EXPORTS NOT EXCLUSIVE TO TARO — Frozen taro is not the only export agro commodity on demand overseas. In fact, according to the Minister of Agriculture Laaulialemalietoa Leuatea Polataivao Fosi, who returned last week from launching the Samoa frozen taro in New Zealand,...
Undercover News reported this week that prosecutors in the tuna price-fixing case say fining Bumble Bee Foods more than $25 million would "jeopardize" the firm's future and suggested giving the company a $111m reduction in penalty from what federal guidelines otherwise suggest. The firm will have...
AMATA ANNOUNCES CMS CHANGES TO MEDICAID ELIGIBILITY — Washington, D.C. — Tuesday, July 25, 2017 — Congresswoman Aumua Amata is pleased to announce that the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has changed the eligibility levels of Medicaid qualification in American Samoa from 200% of...
Samoa’s new international airline, Samoa Airways and Fiji Airways on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly pursue a range of commercial opportunities and partnerships. Under the proposed partnership, Fiji Airways will provide initial support to Samoa Airways to help launch its...
The Samoa Government has taken on board suggestions for a Water Power top-up initiative identical to the Cash Power top-up for electricity. The suggestion was made by Taimi ma le Palemia weekly television program host Toleafoa Pili Afamasaga Asiata and it has tickled Prime Minister Tuilaepa...

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