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Makerita Leituane, who pled guilty to embezzlement for mis-appropriating over $18K while working for ASPA’s Aunu’u office, was sentenced last Friday to 7 straight years in prison — meaning no conditions for probation, no work release. But, she is not ordered to pay restitution of any amount for her...
WASHINGTON — U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt, with the National Park Service, last week announced $30,959 in Historic Preservation Grants to American Samoa. The announcement is part of $21 million in grants announced today across the nation, which represents a total of $58...
American Samoa's agriculture authorities are optimistic the territory can begin exporting agricultural goods to the US by next year. The Director of Agriculture Filifaatali Mike Fuiava has been at a meeting of the Western US Agricultural Trade Association which offered to help American Samoa send...
 New faculty and department chairpersons for the fall 2017 semester at the American Samoa Community College include (l-r): Dr. Sybil Johnson, faculty, Language & Literature; Ms. Moresa Langkilde, faculty, Teacher Education, Mr. Derek Helsham, chair, Health & Human Services; Mr. Ernie Seiuli, chair, Computer Science; Mr. Fred Suisala, chair, Trades & Technical; Mr. Brian Michael Jackson, faculty, Social Science; Mr. Bernie Tavai, faculty, CAPP; and Ms. Tala Ropeti-Leo, faculty, Social Science. (Photo: J. Kne
As summer comes to an end and young people around the island are preparing to tackle the new school year, college students crowded the ASCC campus earlier this week when it opened up registration on Monday. Registration will continue throughout the week. ASCC staff is staying busy, shuffling...
The American Samoa Government’s overtime policy is still not being followed as US Department of Labor officials have raised questions on this serious issue, according to Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga at last Thursday’s cabinet meeting. Lolo says there are still problems with departments and agencies...
While the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) conducts a review of ASG’s public debt status, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has shared with the investigative arm of the US Congress, that the territory’s economy is defined by just one industry - the cannery - and efforts to develop and diversify...
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EDWARD EARY JR. Before Acting Associate Justice Elvis P. Patea handed down the sentence for Edward Eary Jr., the defendant was told that the Probation Office's pre-sentence report indicates that three families — who are the victims in this matter — want the court to impose the maximum sentence...
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Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga says Congress needs to be aware that American Samoa is a US territory and a valuable platform for a military staging area and frontline defense, given its proximity to the Asian Rim countries. The governor's comments were made in an Aug. 15th letter to US Secretary of...
Due to “fish supply shortages” StarKist Samoa, the largest private employer in the territory, is shutting down production next week and will resume once additional delivery of fish is made, according to StarKist Co., owner and operator of the local cannery. “We will share more details as they...
American Samoa’s estimated gross domestic product (GDP) decreased in 2016, as government and private sector investment declined compared to previous years, according to data released Monday by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) of the US Department of Commerce. BEA said estimates of GDP for...

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