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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Deputy Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs, Justin R. Clark, Senior White House Advisor Douglas W. Domenech, and Acting Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Insular Areas Nikolao I. Pula Jr. met Friday, Feb. 24, with Guam Governor Eddie Calvo, U.S. Virgin...
Sen. Magalei Logovi’i has suggested that the Procurement Office seek a waiver from the US Department of Agriculture that would allow farmers to sell more pounds of their produce — especially taros and bananas — to the federally funded school lunch program, administered locally by the Department of...
The Overall Winner of this year’s Territorial High School Science Fair Competition is Ms. Gabrielle Langkilde of Fa’asao Marist High School. She was excited and thankful to all who helped her prepare her project on the Crown of Thorns, that was presented last week, Thursday at the Gov. H. Rex Lee...
US Rep. Elliot L. Engel has described his former congressional colleague, the late former Congressman Faleomavaega Eni as a “dedicated champion for his constituents” while StarKist Co., president and chief executive officer Andrew Choe says Faleomavaega was a “tremendous advocate for American Samoa...
Although it still receives financial support from the World Health Organization, there has however been a decrease in the funding amount allocated for the local Health Department, says Health director Motusa Tuileama Nua, who faulted previous DOH leaders for the decline in WHO financial help for...
Public Defender, Douglas Fiaui says he believes that there are inmates wrongly accused and serving time in jail, but the Public Defender’s Office does its best to defend its clients in the local criminal justice system. Fiaui made the comment during his recent Senate confirmation hearing responding...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has identified a new way to increase resources for the Territorial Bank of American Samoa, and has submitted proposed legislation to amend current law that would allow the government’s own financial institution to provide “trust services”. In a cover letter, which includes...
Fine Arts Department instructor Mr. Poe Mageo, chairman of the Faculty Senate at the American Samoa Community College, described a Convocation as an occasion for instructors to hear presentations on how they can better serve their students. For the College’s spring 2017 Faculty Convocation last...
The Alpha Epsilon Mu Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) International Honor Society at the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) held its spring 2017 induction ceremony this past Thursday, February 16, to induct 12 new members. As is traditional, family and friends of the new and current PTK...
The American Samoa High School Athletics Association (ASHSAA) Girl’s Softball game that took place last Thursday afternoon at the Tony Sola’ita Baseball field in Tafuna, between the Faasao Marist Cougars and Faga’itua Vikings ended early after one of the players suffered an injury so serious,...

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