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Local businessman and US longline fleet owner Carlos Sanchez says “shame on this ASG administration” for telling an international fishery meeting, with more than 500 delegates that the US flagged fleet in Pago Pago is “American Samoa’s fleet” which he says has been called by Gov. Lolo Matalasi...
As cabinet directors of the Executive Branch prepare to hand in their letters of resignation, or have already done so, by later next week, Lt. Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga has called on directors to refrain from making personnel changes to their workforce during the transition period into the new four-...
The US Government Accountability Office sought and received comments from four “external reviewers” on the latest report by the investigative arm of the US Congress, dealing with minimum wages increases in American Samoa. GAO released last Friday a 110-page report, which cites “two basic approaches...
TAO LIU The High Court has continued to Jan. 6, 2017 the status hearing on the government's case against Tao Liu, and hopefully at that time, both sides will have reached and signed a plea agreement. During a hearing this week, Liu’s attorney, assistant public defender Michael White informed the...
SENIOR CITIZENS CHRISTMAS PROGRAM 2016 The Lolo Administration’s annual Senior Citizens Christmas Program for this year, kicked off yesterday morning at the Pago Pago Youth Center, where it was packed with the territory’s elders, who were praised by Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga for their service to...
When you hear the words “Jazz Festival”, it’s a good bet that remote islands, tropical breezes and palm trees don’t immediately come to mind. But the Samoana Jazz Festival held this year in the South Pacific for its third annual run— during two weekends and within two island-countries — is starting...
StarKist Co. is calling for the establishment of an American Samoa “sustainable wage rate”, which factors in the globally competitive industry, as the territory’s canneries continue to face stiff competition from other countries, with low wages. The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania based company, which...
A singer with American Samoan roots has stunned reggae regulars and followers by surprisingly earning a 2017 Grammy nomination in the reggae category for 2016. Here are ten things you should know about this 59th Grammy nominee: 1: He is J Boog While J Boog is not a name that may be familiar to...
On Friday, December 2, Board of Higher Education Chairman Rev. Dr. Leanavaotaua Sekuini Seva'aetasi addressed an internal memo to the administration, faculty staff of the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) to inform them that Dr. Rosevonne Makaiwi Pato has been chosen by the Board as the...
Apia, SAMOA — “Antonina has made all of American Samoa proud, because it’s been a long time since we (American Samoa) have had such a high placing in the (Miss Pacific Islands) pageant, for the longest time and its something to be proud of,” said Meafou Imo, President of Miss American Samoa Inc....

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