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The American Samoa Community College (ASCC) will hold its 67th commencement ceremony on Friday, December 15th, at 10 a.m. in the College’s gymnasium. Governor Lolo M. Moliga and other dignitaries have been invited to join this semester’s celebration of the young men and women who have completed...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga expressed his support in the arming police officers last week, when asked about the issue during a media press conference. “We were at the late Leala Peter Reid’s office when police officer Det. Lt. Lusila Brown was gunned down," Lolo reminisced. "We heard the gunshots...
The contract between the American Samoa Government and Paramount Builders for the construction of the Pago Pago International Airport Apron Rehabilitation Phase 2 project, has been terminated by Chief Procurement Officer Dr. Oreta Mapu Crichton. The termination has to do with bond issues,...
The 45-year-old man from Samoa who was convicted of promoting prostitution told the High Court last week he believes he’s not a bad person. John Tuupo was ordered to serve 28 months at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) as a condition of his 7-year probation. Tuupo was initially charged...
American Samoa has requested that neighboring Samoa have its longline vessel fleet deliver fish to the territory, home of the StarKist Samoa cannery, whose workforce is 80% from the independent state. Meanwhile, the American Samoa-based US flagged longline fleet, which supplies albacore tuna to the...
PACIFIC BEAUTIES ACKNOWLEDGE SPIRITUAL BLESSINGS  The nine Pacific beauties renewed their faith in the Lord, and acknowledged His blessings to begin a new week of activities for the 31st annual Miss Pacific Islands Pageant in Nadi, Fiji. After arriving and settling-in over the weekend, the...
The Trial Division of the High Court of American Samoa has dismissed both Rev. Amaama Tofaeono's cross claims and counter claims against the Congregational Christian Church of American Samoa (CCCAS). But it has also dismissed the plaintiff's motion to dismiss Tofaeono's counter claims of slander...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata [SN file photo]
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed legislative efforts to combat harassment in Congress, improve training and protect employees, and applauded House passage this past Wednesday of a bipartisan effort, H.R. 630, introduced by Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-Virginia), which Congresswoman...
Probably few outside the art world have heard of the online publication Turkey Red Journal, but for those who practice the age-old craft of making natural dyes and applying them, the journal represents a valuable forum for sharing ideas. In fact, the publication has a global reach that’s wide...
In a show of support of Sen. Paepae Iosefa Faiai 's nomination as associate judge of the High Court, all 11 senators present during yesterday’s Senate session voted “yes” by roll-call, instead of “by secret ballot” which — according to Senate rules — is how senators vote on confirmation of nominees...

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