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The Marine Science Program at the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) is proud to have a dedicated cohort of student interns who are spending a large part of their summer sharing their knowledge with the community. As part of the Marine Science Program, students can apply to various internship...
Draft legislation allowing whole shark landing in American Samoa, to comply with federal law, is completed and will go out for public comments soon, says Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources Director Va’amua Henry Sesepasara. Among several “action items” taken up at last week’s three-day...
A new youth center is slated to be constructed later this year in Tafuna, next to the OMV compound, where the old VA center (bingo hall & bar) was located. This is according to Dept. of Youth and Women's Affairs (DYWA) Deputy Director Pa'u Roy Ausage, who told Samoa News last week that the...
The “super alia” is now priced by the American Samoa Government at an estimated $400,000 per vessel, which is double the initial estimated cost of $200,000 This is according to the American Samoa Communities and Issues Report, submitted to the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council....
In this day in age, basic computer skills is a must, especially for youngsters who will grown up in a world where advancement in technology continues to play a role in their everyday lives. From searching for information online, to sending and receiving emails, knowing how to use a computer is a...
Three options were presented to the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council for consideration, regarding the Large Vessel Prohibited Area (LVPA) in territorial waters, according to the “draft options paper” discussed at a meeting of the Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC), which...
Washington, DC — Congresswoman Aumua Amata issued the following statement on Friday regarding President Trump’s signing of the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act into law. As a Member of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, and an original cosponsor of...
Rosalee Osana Tela-Shoulders, a teacher at Nu’uuli Vocational Technical High School, has been named the 2017 U.S. Territories History Teacher of the Year, an award presented annually by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to K-12 American...
A legal counsel with the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says the federal defendants in the Large Vessel Prohibited Area (LVPA) lawsuit, are “cautious” in their motion for reconsideration now before the federal court in Honolulu. Frederick W. Tucher, chief of the Pacific Islands...
A church minister from Samoa, who entered American Samoa last week on a 14-day permit, was taken into custody late Tuesday night for allegedly assaulting a male relative, during a beer drinking session. Selesitino Teofilo is charged with two misdemeanor counts of third degree assault and public...

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