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Toaipuapuagā Opapo-Ah Chong shows the signs of “stigmata” — the term used by members of the Christian faith to describe body marks, sores, or sensations of pain in locations corresponding to the crucifixion wounds of Jesus Christ, such as the hands, wrists, and feet. “Toa” left for Rome last week Friday with her husband and a Samoa government official — apparently to meet with Catholic Church officials at the Vatican about her stigmata. [SN file photo]
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa’s Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi along with the Catholic Church in Samoa have supported the messages written in ancient Hebrew by Toaipuapuagā Opapo-Ah Chong — and she and a delegation led by the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, La’aulialemalietoa Leautea...
The three gubernatorial teams at last Thursday evening’s gubernatorial forum hosted by the American Samoa Bar Association.  [photo: FS]
The controversial issue of whether or not to arm police officers in American Samoa, was one of the thirteen questions asked of the candidates for governor at last Thursday evening’s gubernatorial forum hosted by the American Samoa Bar Association at the Gov. H. Rex Lee Auditorium. “Should we arm...
Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga is calling on the ANZ America Samoa Bank to deny any and all requests in regards to the ASH-Cable business account with the bank. This was revealed in a letter sent to the bank last week signed by the governor, who noted the American Samoa Government that owns 33.3%...
Tri Marine International chief operations officer Joe Hamby has brought up with the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council several issues concerning the tuna industry in American Samoa, pointing to the industry as the backbone of the territory’s economy and support must happen that “...
INMATE ESCAPE STILL BEING INVESTIGATED Police Commissioner Save Liuato Tuitele has confirmed that a police investigation is on going as a result of an Asian inmate, Tao Liu, who allegedly escaped from the Territorial Correctional Facility two weekends ago. Save also told Samoa News last week that...
American Samoa will soon release the design of the new “super alia”, which the government has been working on for sometime to replace the current existing alia fleet and the price of a ready-built super alia is estimated at $200,000. For a couple of years, the government has been working on the...
Logistical challenges, lack of adequate space and difficulty in recruiting as well as retaining qualified employees are some of the issues faced by the Honolulu-based Veterans Administration Pacific Islands Health Care System (VAPIHCS), which provides medical and mental health care across the...
2016 - 2017 Teacher of the Year: Dana Love Ili – from the ‘Home of the Wildcats’ — Nu’uuli Vocational Technical High School. [photo: TG]
Announced yesterday afternoon at the local Department Of Education’s office in Utulei, was the 2016- 17 Teacher of the Year, Dana Love Ili, a secondary teacher who specializes in Special Education, and teaches at the Nu’uuli Vocational Technical High School, ‘Home of the Wildcats’. The Teacher of...
“Due to adverse business conditions,” Tri Marine International says it will “indefinitely suspend” canning operations on Dec. 11 at Samoa Tuna Processors (STP) facility, which was opened in January 2015 following a $70 million investment with plans to hire up to 1,500 workers once the facility was...
Benny, the four-legged Customs agent responsible for ‘sniffing’ out illegal drugs coming into the territory, made a another bust this past Monday, when a man from Pago Pago who was disembarking the Hawaiian Airlines flight claimed a suitcase containing a dozen ‘nuggets’ of marijuana. (A ‘nugget’ is...

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