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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...
Activists against human trafficking joined together this past week in a movement to wipe out human trafficking.

 A21 is a global movement to abolish injustice in the 21st Century. Human Trafficking is considered modern day slavery in this day and age, and with stories of foreign fishermen being...
The Manu'atele pictured at the shipyard in Washington State this past September.[SN file photo]
American Samoa’s new multimillion dollar vessel for Manu’a is still undergoing US Coast Guard inspection in Washington State and Port Administration director Taimalelagi Dr. Claire Poumele said ASG will not take over the MV Manu’atele unless it’s deemed “seaworthy” by the Coast Guard. During last...

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