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US based StarKist Co., has confirmed that its StarKist Samoa cannery’s annual shutdown at the end of the year will be for three weeks, instead of the usual two weeks, as the territory’s largest private employer continues to “experience volatility” at its Atu’u-based plant. Local industry officials...
American Samoa Power Authority is “aghast at the dismissive” nature of the US Army Corps of Engineer’s letter in which the federal agency has closed, without taking any further action on the “Aua Fuel Pipeline” project, says ASPA Executive Director Utu Abe Malae. ASPA has serious concerns with...
A police investigation continues into the death of a 25-year-old man who died last Friday afternoon after he was allegedly hit on the main road in Pago Pago by a container trailer truck, which was heading to the East side from the town area, according to local authorities. The man, whose identify...
19-YEAR-OLD JAILED FOR SEXUAL ABUSE A 19-year-old young man accused of having sexual acts with a 14-year-old girl has been sentenced to 20 months imprisonment, which is one of the conditions of his five-year probation. The High Court has also ordered that the defendant is not to be released from...
At the conclusion last Friday of the three-day 7th Bilateral Health Summit of the two Samoas, delegates from American Samoa and Samoa agreed that the summit will be held every two years and a steering committee has been appointed to continue health meetings for the two Samoas. This year’s summit...
Ituau County has selected former faipule Levu F. Solaita and re-selected Sen. Alo Fa’auuga to take up the county’s two senatorial seats when the new 35th Legislature is sworn in to office in January next year. Levu takes up the senatorial seat that was occupied by Sen. Soliai Tuipine Fuimaono for...
Washington, DC  — Congresswoman Aumua Amata, and her fellow House Republican Colleagues were in the Capitol building early Thursday morning to receive a transition briefing from Vice President–Elect Pence. The VP-Elect was very gracious and humble in his message to House Republicans, and assured...
“I am 25 years old since March 2016. There are those who are saying that I might be the youngest representative in Fono history, and I can understand that this is a big deal for most. But I have to say that I didn't run to break any records, but to help break down barriers for Tualauta district,...
Rep. Maugaoali’i Le’apai Sipa Anoa’i, who lost his bid for re-election by one-vote for the Fagatogo seat, has raised with the Election Office concerns pertaining to the election process and possible violation of local law, at the Fagatogo polling station. Maugaoali’i told Samoa News that he hopes...
A US couple has shared with the US State Department and others who read it online, their heart-breaking story of adopting from Samoa in 2015 a three-year old boy who was a “victim of abuse and has scars to prove it.” In sharing their story, the couple called on the federal agency to reconsider the...

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