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Former Chamber of Commerce chairman David Robinson is calling on the new or returning Administration after the Nov. 8 election to be “more diligent” in pursing investment that would provide job opportunities for the territory and will boost the territory’s economy. Robinson retires this month after...
The American Samoa Legal Aid (ASLA) was recently notified that it is receiving a $61,740 Technology Initiative Grant from the Legal Services Corporation to implement the Manu’a Islands Access to the Legal Aid Project to allow low income residents of the Manu’a islands to significantly improve their...
On Tuesday, Oct. 25, the Tafuna High School Social Studies Department hosted a political forum — Let Our Voices Be Heard —focused on the 2016 House of Representative candidates for the Tualauta District and Ituau District. Held at the school’s gymnasium, the forum drew focus not only to voices of...
Agriculture Department acting director Peter Gurr has recommended the suspension until further notice supply to the School Lunch Program of all vegetables except for local taro, green bananas, ripe-bananas and hydroponic vegetables. Gurr made the recommendation in an Oct. 25th letter to Education...
A US tuna fishing company, whose fishing vessel was accused of illegally discharging oil in the waters off American Samoa and then lied about it, has agreed in federal court to pay a $1.6 million fine, and a separate community service payment for use at the National Marine Sanctuary of American...
ABRAHAM MCMOORE A man who is accused of pointing a gun towards another man in Utulei last week was charged this week by the government during his initial appearance in District Court.  Abraham McMoore is facing one felony count of illegal use of a weapon, a crime punishable by not more than 5 years...
The "American Samoa Culture and Ocean Conservation Film Series" has been named a finalist in the Broadcast Series Category of the 2016 BLUE Ocean Film Festival & Conservation Summit, set to be held in St. Petersburg, Florida on November 10- 13. The BLUE Ocean Film Festival is the premiere ocean...
Whether or not to privatize the American Samoa TeleCommunications Authority (ASTCA) has been discussed over the years since the Tauese Administration and there were even recommendations in past years from the private sector and some lawmakers about the government owned entity. And the question has...
LBJ Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Taufete’e John Faumuina has described as “alarming” the high number of Zika virus cases in American Samoa and two other US territories while a US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report looks at Zika virus’ spread in American Samoa. Taufete’...
The 12th Annual Tisa’s Tattoo Festival officially opened yesterday morning with the help and collaboration of the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) Arts Department, which hosted the “Tatau Forum”, a new addition to Tisa’s Annual Tattoo Festival, that featured retired Associate Professor,...

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