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ASG Treasurer Uelinitone Tonumaipea believes the scanner project will be able to pay for itself in three years time, based on the fees already enacted into law last year, with the highest fee charged — $200 — is for the container scanner equipment. Uelinitone along with Chief of Customs Moetulu’i...
AMATA WANTS MORE VA STAFF IN AMERICAN SAMOA Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata and the House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Health held a hearing on Capitol Hill Wednesday to examine ways the VA might improve their hiring practices, and retain good employees. “I want to thank Chairman...
Putting to bed expectations that Samoans only appear on screen for laughs or as gangsters, the new Samoan film that was released in theatres last night is definitely something some of our locals, who were present at the premiere, recommend to watch. Last week Thursday in Apia, Samoa, New Zealand...
Department of Marine of Wildlife Resources director Va’amua Henry Sesepasara has abstained from voting on a recommendation approved by the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council regarding a Honolulu federal judge’s ruling invalidating the US National Marine Fisheries Service 2016...
A senior official with a Honolulu-based fishery company will be in American Samoa next month to meet with at least eleven displaced workers, who were laid off last December after Tri Marine International shut down cannery operations of its Samoa Tuna Processors Inc. plant in Atu’u. According to a...
The new building for the Red Cross of American Samoa provides a space that can be converted into disaster mode when the non-profit group activates a response to a disaster. Launching construction of the one-story facility at its location in Tafuna was the vision of former local Red Cross chairman...
The Fresh Print student organization at the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) has made its presence felt this semester through a thoughtful contribution to the campus infrastructure. With funds raised from Walk-A-Thons over the last two semesters, they have purchased bag-hangers to be...
The Lolo Administration is praising a ruling by the federal court in Honolulu that invalidates the 2016 decision by the US National Marine Fishery Service (NMFS) to reduce the large vessel protected area, or LVPA, in waters of American Samoa. Attorney General Talauega Eleasalo Ale, who appeared at...
Bluesky launched its highly touted 4G+ network, which works alongside the 3G+ network currently in the territory, with quiet fanfare yesterday at its head end office in Iliili, during a press conference. Bluesky's "Superior Network" Launch Event at the Gov. H. Rex Lee Auditorium today, Wednesday,...
Students from private schools taking top honors in the recent Math competition, has prompted Rep. Vesi Talalelei Fautanu Jr. to question how students in private schools are able to reach such an achievement versus public school students. Speaking at last Thursday’s House Education Committee hearing...

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