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StarKist Co., sees the value of working together with its partners in American Samoa and this includes the US flag longline fleet, which is currently undergoing Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification assessment, says StarKist Samoa official Taotasi Archie Soliai during the Western Pacific...
The 2017 IOC World Conference on Prevention of Injury and Illness in Sport: Call for proposals was hosted in Monaco this past weekend, March 16-18, and American Samoa’s Certified Athletic Trainer, Florence Wasko took part in this global sports medicine event, which is held every three years. Its...
Development Bank of American Samoa has moved to recover more than $200,000 in loan proceeds to locally based start-up Tausani Airline, which was to use the loan money to purchase two aircraft from a now bankrupt Guam firm and there was nothing in Tausani’s initial loan proposal for leasing the ASG...
Syndromic and enhanced surveillance employed during a Zika outbreak in American Samoa last year is credited for bringing a quick end to ongoing transmission and could be used to predict when ongoing transmission in similarly small populations will end.   “Establishing a timeline for discontinuing...
Territorial Bank of American Samoa is still working on getting a transit routing number and the process is taking longer then expected, says TBAS chief executive officer Philip Ware, who suspects that perhaps the reason is that the bank is American Samoa Government owned. And without a routing...
ASG Treasurer Uelinitone Tonumaipea believes the scanner project will be able to pay for itself in three years time, based on the fees already enacted into law last year, with the highest fee charged — $200 — is for the container scanner equipment. Uelinitone along with Chief of Customs Moetulu’i...
AMATA WANTS MORE VA STAFF IN AMERICAN SAMOA Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata and the House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Health held a hearing on Capitol Hill Wednesday to examine ways the VA might improve their hiring practices, and retain good employees. “I want to thank Chairman...
Putting to bed expectations that Samoans only appear on screen for laughs or as gangsters, the new Samoan film that was released in theatres last night is definitely something some of our locals, who were present at the premiere, recommend to watch. Last week Thursday in Apia, Samoa, New Zealand...
Department of Marine of Wildlife Resources director Va’amua Henry Sesepasara has abstained from voting on a recommendation approved by the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council regarding a Honolulu federal judge’s ruling invalidating the US National Marine Fisheries Service 2016...
A senior official with a Honolulu-based fishery company will be in American Samoa next month to meet with at least eleven displaced workers, who were laid off last December after Tri Marine International shut down cannery operations of its Samoa Tuna Processors Inc. plant in Atu’u. According to a...

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