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The new building for the Red Cross of American Samoa provides a space that can be converted into disaster mode when the non-profit group activates a response to a disaster. Launching construction of the one-story facility at its location in Tafuna was the vision of former local Red Cross chairman...
The Fresh Print student organization at the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) has made its presence felt this semester through a thoughtful contribution to the campus infrastructure. With funds raised from Walk-A-Thons over the last two semesters, they have purchased bag-hangers to be...
The Lolo Administration is praising a ruling by the federal court in Honolulu that invalidates the 2016 decision by the US National Marine Fishery Service (NMFS) to reduce the large vessel protected area, or LVPA, in waters of American Samoa. Attorney General Talauega Eleasalo Ale, who appeared at...
Bluesky launched its highly touted 4G+ network, which works alongside the 3G+ network currently in the territory, with quiet fanfare yesterday at its head end office in Iliili, during a press conference. Bluesky's "Superior Network" Launch Event at the Gov. H. Rex Lee Auditorium today, Wednesday,...
Students from private schools taking top honors in the recent Math competition, has prompted Rep. Vesi Talalelei Fautanu Jr. to question how students in private schools are able to reach such an achievement versus public school students. Speaking at last Thursday’s House Education Committee hearing...
Sen. Tuaolo Manaia Fruean plans to introduce a bill soon that would give the Development Bank of American Samoa board of directors the authority to select and appoint the bank’s president, without having to go through the governor and then a Senate confirmation process. Under current law, the...
Floodlights and generators, along with a security system are some of the projects American Samoa has identified to be funded with proceeds from the $1 million that the territory received from the federal government following the 2009 tsunami. The latest update on projects to be funded with the $1...
A Honolulu-based fishery company has reached out to Tri Marine International for possible transition of workers who were laid off last December when Tri Marine’s Samoa Tuna Processors Inc., cannery was shut down — to work in Hawai’i. The STP workforce transition is among the issues expected for...
A federal judge in Honolulu has ruled in favor of the Territory of American Samoa, saying that the National Marine Fishery Service (NMFS) decision in 2016 to reduce the large vessel protected area in waters of American Samoa “is invalid”. U.S District Court Judge Leslie E. Kobayahi also ruled that...
A U.S government attorney for two federal agencies has requested that the U.S Federal Communications Commission (FCC) “defer” action, while their review is ongoing on the application by Fiji based Amalgamated Telecom Holdings Limited (ATH) to acquire Bluesky assets in American Samoa, according to...

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