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Washington, D.C. —   Congresswoman Aumua Amata on Monday welcomed a decision by the Small Business Administration (SBA) to broaden access to the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program, reopening the program to eligible small businesses and nonprofits affected by COVID-19 business losses....
Samoana Class of 2020
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Graduates of Samoana High School Class of 2020 observed social distancing protocol during their graduation ceremony Monday morning at the school gym. This year, the graduating class of 2020 has five co-Valedictorians. The high school graduated 187 seniors but two of them...
Workers from Silva Construction at the Fagaima Road
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Tualauta Rep. Larry S. Sanitoa made a request to DPW to help with patching the potholes as well cleaning up some of the damaged areas in Fagaima and nearby sections, following “torrential and dangerous downpour” last week Wednesday and Thursday. In response, Department...
Congresswoman Amata and Congressman Sablan
Amata & Sablan,jpgWashington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata said on Monday she is the original cosponsor on a bill introduced in May with Rep. Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan of CNMI to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) educational opportunities in American Samoa...
Big waves of Aunuu from a file photo taken inn August 2019
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Two people lost their lives Monday afternoon during a tragic accident between Auasi and Aunuu island after an alia boat carrying about 20 passengers capsized in rough seas, according to reports received by Samoa News from people of Aunu’u. The two victims were both men...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Samoa News presents an excerpt of Vincent Maverick Jagon's Valedictorian speech and joins all in the community, congratulating graduates of the Class of 2020, and wishing them a bright and successful journey. “My heartfelt congratulations go out to all my fellow...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The US Department of Interior has recommended that the investigative arm of the US Congress conduct further study on potential alternatives, including the use of a committee, to set minimum wage for American Samoa. The recommendation was made by Interior Assistant...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — LBJ Medical Center has received more than $4 million in COVID-19 related federal funds, which has helped cover the more than $3 million that the hospital has accumulated so far in coronavirus expenditures. This is according to hospital chief executive officer Faumuina...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 47-year-old man who is on probation for a drug conviction was arrested by police three weeks ago on the allegation that he unlawfully entered a house and assaulted his wife in front of her boyfriend. However, when police apprehended the defendant, drugs were allegedly...
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Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata provided an update Monday of the Small Business Administration (SBA) assistance programs for American Samoa. The combined total is now 192 loans with another weekly increase of 17 approvals, arriving at a new sum of $10,210,623. This includes both the...

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