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A look at part of the crowd standing at the conclusion of last Thursday evening’s gubernatorial forum hosted by the American Samoa Bar Association.  [photo: FS]
A plan for American Samoa’s future political status and whether or not to elect the territory’s Attorney General, are among the more than ten questions asked of the candidates for governor during last Thursday’s gubernatorial forum hosted by the American Samoa Bar Association. The political status...
ELECTION OFFICE REMINDERS TO VOTERS The Election Office reminds all registered voters who have not picked up their voter ID, to do so and that only the elector is allowed to pick up his/ her voter ID and no one else. Election officials say that many electors have registered and have taken their...
An American Samoa based longline vessel has been given a proposed fine for illegally fishing in closed fishing grounds around territorial waters while a Hawai’i-based longliner vessel has also been given a proposed fine for illegally fishing in Samoa’s exclusive economic zone, according to a...
Former Chamber of Commerce chairman, David Robinson suggests that the American Samoa Government focus on what it wants to do for economic development and to attract investors and “then get its accurate cost” to ensure that it does work. Several issues were covered during a Samoa News interview...
In this file photo from earlier this month, Utu Abe Malae speaks at the opening of the Territorial Bank of American Samoa. [SN file photo]
With the planned indefinite closure in December of Samoa Tuna Processors cannery, the American Samoa Power Authority has already looked at the impact it will have on its own operations. Tri Marine International announced last week the closure of the canning operation of its American Samoa plant...
International actress and Grammy Award winning vocalist, Tia Carrera, has great fondness for the Samoas.  [Photo by Barry Markowitz]
Tia Carrera has fond regard for her time in both Samoas. And with her Dad and tennis Ace sister's time in the Territory, you can bet she would listen to an offer to perform at the next Samoa Jazz Festival. Only problem, nobody ever thought to invite her.   Cool Stuff was en route to Pago for the...
Edwina Thorne – Horns (NZ) — One of the memorable performers during last year’s Samoana Jazz & Arts Festival is part of this year’s Jazz Fest set to open in American Samoa, Friday, Nov. 4. She is one of the members of the Samoana Festival Band 2016, which will feature musicians from the 2Samoa, under the direction of our own Francis Leleua, who is the Music Co-ordinator for the Curriculum Division in American Samoa’s Department of Education. [Photo: Barry Markowitz, Tradewinds Hotel Pavilion, 2015]
It has all the makings of a world class festival — two countries, two weekends, home-grown talent on display — all inspired by a legendary South Pacific woman. It’s that time of year again for the Samoana Jazz Festival, an emerging festival tradition in 2Samoas with a growing following around the...
It has all the makings of a world class festival — two countries, two weekends, home-grown talent on display — all inspired by a legendary South Pacific woman. It’s that time of year again for the Samoana Jazz Festival, an emerging festival tradition in 2Samoas with a growing following around the...
Edwina Thorne – Horns (NZ) — One of the memorable performers during last year’s Samoana Jazz & Arts Festival is part of this year’s Jazz Fest set to open in American Samoa, Friday, Nov. 4. She is one of the members of the Samoana Festival Band 2016, which will feature musicians from the 2Samoa, under the direction of our own Francis Leleua, who is the Music Co-ordinator for the Curriculum Division in American Samoa’s Department of Education. [Photo: Barry Markowitz, Tradewinds Hotel Pavilion, 2015]
It has all the makings of a world class festival — two countries, two weekends, home-grown talent on display — all inspired by a legendary South Pacific woman. It’s that time of year again for the Samoana Jazz Festival, an emerging festival tradition in 2Samoas with a growing following around the...
Krispy Chicken opened it doors to customers on Saturday morning — and closed at around 6p.m. — they ran out of product! Yep - that’s how good it is! And when Samoa News visited them on Sunday, at their purported “open” time of 10 a.m. — customers were already streaming in for toana’i. And what a...

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