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An empty Department of Health building across from LBJ hospital
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — This Samoa News photo taken Wednesday afternoon shows one of the buildings, or wings, at the Department of Health compound at Fagaalu vacant, with construction work expected to start soon, to renovate the building to house patients who will be moved from the LBJ Medical...
Construction work set up at Nu’uuli Vocational Technical High School with Nana sign at the side.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — This Samoa News photo taken this past Wednesday afternoon shows groundwork has already begun for the construction of a gymnasium for Nu’uuli Vocational Technical High School (NVTHS), with the contract awarded to Nana’s Construction. Crew and equipment were at the site...
Congresswoman Amata speaking into microphone in committee room.
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata is reminding small businesses and employers that the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) re-starts Monday. On Friday afternoon, President Trump signed the $484 billion Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, which passed the House late...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A father of five who violated conditions of his 5-year probation handed down last year, has been ordered to serve out his suspended sentence — which is 12 months. Oliva Fuimaono tested positive for methamphetamine when he visited the Probation Office in February of this...
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Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Aumua Amata on Friday welcomed $411,385 in CARES Act funds for American Samoa’s health priorities through the Health and Human Services (HHS) Department. These CARES Act resources are for the Territory to work with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC...
Photo of a 'national' passport
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The US State Department has argued that, among other things, a federal district court decision on the US citizenship case is too broad, overboard and ignores the wishes of American Samoa’s elected officials and US nationals living in the territory, according to the...
A.P. Lutali Executive Office Building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Director of Homeland Security, Samana Semo Ve'ave'a, has handed in his resignation to Governor Lolo Moliga. This followed an incident that at the AP Lutali Executive Office Building involving Samana and the Director of Human Resources Eseneiaso Liu. KHJ News reports...
Scanlan building in Fagatogo on fire
Fire broke out late Friday afternoon at The Scanlan building in Fagatogo. Local residents and firefighters fought the fast-moving flames as they engulfed the building. No information as yet on the origin or cause of the blaze. Courtesy Video by Jong Villanueva.
Construction workers at the new TAOA building going up in Tafuna.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — To ensure the safety and protection of construction workers throughout the US during the COVID-19 pandemic, the US Department of Labor issued on Tuesday a national-wide “alert” listing safety tips employers can follow to help protect construction workers from exposure to...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Speaking at the recent ASG coronavirus task force meeting, Gov. Lolo Matalasi requested that the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) and the Education Department (ASDOE) submit their individual plans on providing instructional education for students. Lolo said he...

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