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More than 30 members of an American Samoa family pose for pictures Nov. 8 at Thompson Hall. The Soldiers are advanced individual training students and most are enrolled in the Unit Supply Specialist Course taught by the Quartermaster School. In all,, there are 41 members of the same Samoan family training at Fort Lee. [Photo: Terrance Bell]
FORT LEE, Va. (Nov. 16, 2017) -- Enlisting in the Army with a childhood friend or relative is a generations-old practice meant to bring familiarity and comfort to an experience fraught with stress and uncertainty. So, does signing up with more than one recruit further ease the difficulties...
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Francine Iopu from ASCC Students' Association for FaaSamoa and Intersections Taiala Peer Leader met the Administration for Native Americans (ANA) Acting Commissioner Stacey Ecoffey after the Native Youth Leadership Panel. Iopu was the Pacific Region representative on the panel, held during the ANA...
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Samoa News received reports this week that the longstanding shortage of nurses at the LBJ Medical Center is still not resolved and as a result, some retired nurses claim they have been asked to return to duty. A senior LBJ staffer told Samoa News that the shortage of nurses is not a new problem....
Hawaiian Air Airbus A330 plane [photo: AirplanePictures.net]
Hawaiian Airlines will be adjusting its Friday flights starting March 2018 as the Honolulu-based carrier moves to introduce to the Pago Pago route, its Airbus aircraft, which provides more seats compared to the current Boeing 767 plane used in the American Samoa market. Currently, Hawaiian operates...
Congresswoman Amata and USVI Governor Mapp, before a Natural Resources Committee hearing on several shared challenges territories face.  [courtesy photo]
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata was pleased to welcome a $17.9 million continuing grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for ongoing 2009 tsunami recovery efforts through the American Samoa Department of Public Works. “The tsunami of 2009 had a significant and long-...
In the sweltering heat, hundreds of employees from StarKist Samoa and Talofa Systems were at the Suigaula ole Atuvasa Beach Park this past Saturday to pick up their care packages and other items donated by "Love Thy Neighbor" and other local businesses. [photo: courtesy]
Families affected by the 5-week StarKist Samoa shutdown got a sigh of relief last Saturday when close to 1700 care packages containing non-perishable food items were distributed to them — thanks to the efforts of Tapumanaia Galu Satele Jr. and everyone who donated to the "Love Thy Neighbor" program...
Combating the drug problem in American Samoa is the main purpose behind Police Commissioner Le'i Sonny Thompson’s plan to re-establish the Vice & Narcotics Tactical Unit earlier this year. [SN file photo]
Drugs, weapons, and a huge amount of cash were confiscated by armed detectives of the DPS Vice & Narcotics Unit during the early morning hours last Thursday, when they executed a search warrant on two homes — one in Taputimu, the other in Alofau — and on a taxi on the main road, suspected to...
Pictured left to right: Richard Stanton of the Congresswoman’s office; Joseph “Iu” Pereira, Executive Assistant to the Governor; Starkist CEO Andrew Choe; Gov. Lolo Moliga; Congresswoman Aumua Amata; and Michelle Faist, StarKist Senior Advisor, Government Relations.  On Nov. 7, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga and a delegation from his cabinet, along with Congresswoman Aumua Amata, jointly held discussions with StarKist CEO Choe and other representatives of StarKist to make an aggressive, coordinated approach at b
Washington, D.C. — Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga and Congresswoman Aumua Amata together advanced American Samoa’s economic development interests through a series of meetings throughout the week, including StarKist CEO Andrew Choe, the honorable Governor Gary Herbert of Utah, and also the honorable...
2017 American Samoa High School Science Symposium presenters, teachers and judges with OCI staff. [Courtesy photo]
The Science/Health Division of Office of Curriculum and Instruction, American Samoa Department of Education announced the Top winners at the 30th annual High School Science Symposium — STEM related competition for high school students. The high school science symposium is a special project adopted...
The gangway of the fishing vessel the purse seiner's captain tried to cross before he accidentally fell into the ocean and died. See story for details. [photo: AF]
The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has opened a federal investigation into the death of the 62-year old captain of the US flagged purse seiner, Cape Farret, who died Oct. 28, while the vessel was in Pago Pago. As reported by Samoa News yesterday police had investigated the...

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