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ASG Office of Political Status, Constitutional Review and Federal Relations executive director Tapaau Dr. Daniel Aga (far left) with students and teachers of Pacific Horizons School on Tuesday, as part of the office’s 2018 outreach, which starts with the private schools. See story inside for details. [courtesy photo]
ASG Office of Political Status, Constitutional Review and Federal Relations executive director Tapaau Dr. Daniel Aga as part of the office’s 2018 outreach, started with private schools — Pacific Horizons School was on Tuesday. Issues covered by Tapaau during his meeting with students included the...
As of yesterday afternoon, Police Commissioner Le’i Sonny Thompson confirmed that a second escaped prisoner has been recaptured. Four inmates escaped from the Territorial Correctional Facility on Sunday evening and by Monday afternoon one of the inmates — Naea Timata — was recaptured, while...
The multi-line food processing plant at the Tafuna Industrial Park project broke ground in January 2016 promising to provide up to 800 jobs once fully operational. However, the company, AVM was unable to find new investors after the initial one pulled out; and ASG has decided to pull the plug on the project.  [SN archives]
The government’s plans to set up a multi-line food processing plant at the Tafuna Industrial Park “have come to a close”, after efforts by Philippines-based AVM Bernardo Engineering failed to attract investors, according to the Commerce Department. AVM had proposed to invest $106 million to set up...
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LBJ Medical Center officials have acknowledged the long waiting time in the Emergency Room by members of the public, especially when there is an occurrence of communicable diseases. They also acknowledged that the only hospital in the territory continues to face a shortage of medical professionals...
Health director Motusa Tuileama Nua [SN file photo]
The Department of Health is looking at sending a team to StarKist Samoa to help with the process of issuing health cards, in an effort to alleviate the overcrowding of the DoH clinic at Fagaalu, as there are other members of the community that use the clinic for health cards and physical tests....
Congresswoman Aumua Amata  [SN file photo]
AMATA WELCOMES NEARLY $10 MILLION FEDERAL INVESTMENT IN AMERICAN SAMOA Washington, D.C. — Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 — Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed nearly $10 million in a variety of grants from the U.S. Interior Department to American Samoa. “I’m pleased to welcome this extensive federal...
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The  Shipyard Authority, in a media release, announced on Jan. 14, that the Governor’s Office has authorized $1 million from CIP funds for the Shipyard’s phase-II of its Slipway Restoration Project (SRP), supporting continuous efforts to restore and elevate the 3,000 ton slipway’s operating...
While there is still no official word on when the new Fono building will break ground, a team from Paramount Builders — the local construction company that was awarded the contract to demolish the old Fono building late last year — was seen at the site yesterday, causing many to speculate that the project was moving forward. [photo: BC]
While there is still no official word on when the new Fono building will break ground, a team from Paramount Builders — the local construction company that was awarded the contract to demolish the old Fono building late last year — was seen at the site yesterday, causing many to speculate that the...
The three inmates who escaped Sunday from the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) and were still at large as of press time yesterday. These photos — provided by DPS — feature the escapees with their names inked on them for identification. [photos: DPS]
Police are investigating how and why four inmates escaped Sunday night from the Territorial Correctional Facility in Tafuna. Police have already apprehended one of the four prisoners who escaped, but the search continues for the remaining three who are still at large. This is according to Police...
Rendering of the proposed new Fono Building. [SN file photo]
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga is proposing, through legislation introduced last week in the Fono,  to change how the excise tax is applied to imported beer, saying the current method “may be easily manipulated.” It is not a new proposal, as it was initially submitted as part of a larger legislation in...

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