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“Hands Up For #HIVPrevention” — World Aids Day, was observed globally on Dec. 1, 2016. An event held on Thursday, Dec. 1 — at the Gov. H. Rex Lee Auditorium. World Aids Day was observed in the territory, and was attended by public, government and church members. Read story inside today’s issue. [photo: TG
This past Thursday evening, Dec. 1, American Samoa joined the world in commemorating Worlds AIDS Day themed: Hands Up for HIV Prevention – held at the Gov. H. Rex Lee Auditorium. The well attended event by the public, government representatives and church members, heard that there are 36.7 billion...
Cabinet directors for the Lolo Administration will have to submit their letters of resignation by late next week, while most deputy directors will take over the leadership role as the administration prepares to transition into a new 4-year term. Local law requires directors, who are political...
Two former senators have been selected by their respective counties to serve in the Senate when the new 35th Legislature convenes in January next year, while a current senator has been selected as the Manu’a District Governor while Western District Governor Lualemaga Faoa will continue for another...
First lady Cynthia Malala Moliga (left) during the gift and award presentation to the 2017 Territorial Teacher of the Year, Dana Love-Ili, at the TTOY celebration sponsored by the Dept. of Education at the Tradewinds Hotel Pavilion last Friday evening.  [photo: FS]
Educators, administrators, family members and others gathered last Friday evening to celebrate and honor the 2017 Territorial Teacher of the Year (TTOY), Dana Love-Ili, who says that teaching was always in her heart, although at the outset others influenced her to look at other professions, because...
In a new twist in the government’s case against four men accused of shooting at the Leone police substation two years ago, a police detective testified that he was told by Police Commissioner Save Liuato Tuitele to erase some information from the police report on the shooting. However, the High...
The US purse seiner fleet can choose the number of fishing days to purchase under the newly signed six-year Multilateral Treaty on Fisheries, in which the US fleet pays $12,500 per fishing day, says American Tunaboat Association (ATA) executive director Brian Hallman. The Treaty document, also...
Aftermath of the 2009 Tsunami in the village of Pago Pago that hit American Samoa as well as neighboring Samoa, causing many deaths. At the time of the disaster, American Samoa’s tsunami warning system was still on the drawing board.  [SN file photo]
Washington, DC – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, and the House of Representatives passed the 21st Century Act earlier this week, which included the Tsunami Warning, Education, and Research Act of 2015. “On September 29, 2009, American Samoa was struck by a tsunami that destroyed millions of...
The US Department of Labor is appealing a federal judge’s decision, which blocked the federal agency’s final rule that was to go into effect yesterday, raising the exemption for salaried workers throughout the United States and American Samoa. The “special salary level” for salaried workers — who...
The federal court in Honolulu has scheduled an extradition hearing in January for an American citizen, wanted in Tonga for the murder of his wife, and the fugitive remains jailed in Honolulu following a detention hearing yesterday after it was postponed from Monday. Fifty-four year old Dean Jay...
FIRST PHASE OF SAMOA’S MULTIMILLION AIRPORT PROJECT OPENS Apia, SAMOA — “This upgrade is a milestone in developing tourism between China and Samoa,” said Samoa’s Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi. The US31.7 million project built by the Shanghai Construction Company from China...

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