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LUATUA FILISOUAIGA TA’AFUA The Trial Division of the High Court of American Samoa has continued to July 23 the hearing on the case of former Executive Director of the American Samoa Government Retirement Fund, after the court granted the government’s motion for another continuance, so that they can...
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Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has expressed appreciation to the US Justice Department for inclusion of American Samoa into the amended lawsuit and proposed revised consent decree against StarKist Co., and StarKist Samoa for violating environmental laws in territorial ways. “The revised consent decree...
A look at the American Red Cross welcome kit received by a family in Tualauta who also last Friday had a temporary shelter - or tent - installed at the family compound. The tent was provided by the US Federal Emergency Management Agency and the welcome kit, according to the ASG Emergency Operations Center (EOC), will help make the tents livable.  The welcome kit, includes a cooler, clean up kit, mini-first aid kit, gloves, smaller tarp, and small portable stove with canisters for gas. “Family homes must hav
Pago Pago, AMERICA SAMOA — More people are complaining that their homes, which have been damaged or destroyed by Tropical Storm Gita, have yet to be assessed by the government, causing some to lash out at American Red Cross workers, who were on hand over the weekend, as they began to distribute...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Elinor Lutu-McMoore, Meterologist in-Charge at the Weather Service Of ce (WSO) in Tafuna said that her of ce learned a lot from Tropical Storm Gita, and this will help to improve their service to the public in the future. “Tropical Cyclone Gita taught us many lessons and...
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There’s good news for the parents on island who struggle to help their children with special needs. The PCSN - Parents with Special Needs Network - in conjunction with the Leadership in Disabilities & Achievement of Hawaii (LDAH) have scheduled three workshops on island at the end of the month...
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Fagatogo, American Samoa — To assist with American Samoa’s Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD) relief efforts, David Adams from Duke University Medical Center, an Advanced Cardiac Sonographer, and his colleague Peg Knoll from the University of California Irvine Health, arrived on island to conduct a two-...
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This is a special bulletin from the American Samoa Department of Homeland Security – TEMCO issued at 6:00 p.m., Saturday, February 24, 2018. Ali’imautofi Emergency Meeting.  The Office of Samoan Affairs will hold an Emergency meeting on February 26, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the conference room.  This...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The annual federal Interagency Group on Insular Areas (IGIA) meeting set for Monday is postponed, based on a decision by the group’s co-chairmen — the US Interior Department Secretary and the White House director of Intergovernmental Affairs. No new date is set. “All...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Attorney General Talauega Eleasalo Ale has joined attorneys general from all states, territories and the District of Columbia calling on top leaders of the US Congress to support enacting federal legislation to protect sexual harassment victims in the workplace. “...
Uliuli a nice spayed female dog that was looking for a home was adopted yesterday afternoon. She was sterilized and treated for fleas and ticks before being put up for adoption. [Courtesy photo]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — As we all recover from Cyclone Gita, now is a good time to review our cyclone and disaster preparedness checklists. Be sure if you have pets to include preparing for them as you prepare for your family.  After a disaster, familiar surroundings can become altered and...

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