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Deputy Police Commissioner Vaimaga Maiava has dismissed claims that the reason for two recent alleged assaults of inmates by other inmates were due to shortage of Territorial Correctional Facility officers. Police investigations into the two assault cases — which occurred within the last two and...
A taxi driver has been issued a traffic citation by police after his taxi crashed into the front gate of the Pago Pago Youth Center building, which houses the Department of Youth and Women’s Affairs, around 5a.m. on Monday. The taxicab then smashed through the wall on the ground floor of the...
Lt. Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga delivered special remarks on behalf of the territorial government during Monday’s official dedication and launching of a new local television station — HOPE Channel American Samoa — covering religious programming. Local businessman Bill Hyman, who owned TV station K11UU...
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Aumua Amata, issued the following statement in reaction to the appointment of Representative Ryan Zinke (R-MT) to lead the Department of the Interior. “I could not be happier with the selection of my friend and classmate Ryan Zinke for the Interior Secretary post....
Some of the large number of children, with a few parents, who showed up Monday afternoon for the distribution of Christmas toys from the "Pay It Forward — Toy Drive Project" spearheaded by Tapumanaia Galu Satele Jr., and his children, to ensure that children of the Samoa Tuna Processors employees, who lost their jobs, last Friday, have smiling faces for Christmas.  [photo: FS]
A large number of children, accompanied by an adult or parent, showed up Monday afternoon for the official distribution of more than 300 toys collected through the “PAY IT FORWARD - TOY DRIVE PROJECT”, which started Dec. 5 until Dec. 7. The project, an initiative by Tapumanaia Galu Satele Jr., and...
The government-owned KVZK-TV building in Utulei underwent major restoration for its first floor and now, a year later, complaints are surfacing about the condition of the rat-infested second floor that features a note from the Department of Health — posted on the door — forbidding anyone from...
Some of the STP workers who have been laid off, packing all their belongings and things first to take to Samoa. Tickets for the ferry Lady Naomi were sold out, but Polynesian Shipping made it possible for the STP  and StarKist Samoa workers to have first priority to leave on Thursday.  [Photo: Ese Malala]
And that’s what Kolopa, who bought a ticket for herself for yesterday’s MV Lady Naomi sail, but decided at the last minute to give it away to one of the hundreds of Samoa Tuna Processors Inc., cannery employees, laid off as of last Friday. Samoa News learned of Kolopa’s generosity at the inter...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga in his Christmas address Sunday night at the Fagatogo Pavilion during the first night of the 39th annual Holiday Music Festival hosted by the American Samoa Council on Arts, Culture & Humanities and the Department of Youth and Women’s Affairs. Tonight is the last night of the holiday event.  [photo: AF]
During this time of the year, as Christians prepare to celebrate the birth of Christ, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has called on residents of American Samoa to ensure that peace and harmony as well as love are the most important priorities in every local family. The governor’s call was made during his...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Friday, the President signed H.R. 6452 into law. The “Ensuring Access to Pacific Fisheries Act” implements the Convention on the Conservation and Management of High Seas Fisheries Resources in the North Pacific Ocean, the Convention on the Conservation and Management of High...
During a recent cabinet meeting, LBJ Medical Center chief financial officer Pauline Gebauer announced that LBJ “is moving along, doing its very best” with what it has to operate with. She also said that its been almost three years since she has been with the hospital, and “this is the best that we’...

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