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The American Samoa Community College (ASCC) will hold its 66th Commencement Ceremony this Friday, May 19, beginning at 10 a.m. in the College’s Gymnasium. As always, the ASCC Student Services Division has invited a distinguished member of the community to give a keynote speech sure to inspire the...
Education director Dr. Ruth Matagi-Tofiga has congratulated Tafuna High School JROTC cadets who competed in the recent 8th Annual Academic Challenge and took first place for the LET I division. There were 46 teams from across the nation, Asia and territories that competed in the Academic Challenge...
Education director Dr. Ruth Matagi-Tofiga has congratulated Tafuna High School JROTC cadets who competed in the recent 8th Annual Academic Challenge and took first place for the LET I division. There were 46 teams from across the nation, Asia and territories that competed in the Academic Challenge...
There are already many public comments opposing any move by the federal government to remove previous presidential designation of the five marine monuments in the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean, such as the Rose Atoll in American Samoa. “Rose Atoll must be protected as an uninhabited wildlife refuge,...
A 20-year old man, who was charged in two separate cases involving burglary and stealing, will be sentenced next month after the defendant reached a plea agreement with the government and it was accepted by the court. In the first case, Melvin Kuresa Eteuati was charged with one count each of...
NOAA’s OFFICE OF NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARIES LAUNCHES VIRTUAL DIVE GALLERY Can’t get over to your National Marine Sanctuaries? Thanks to the wonders of 360-degree photography and virtual reality, these underwater treasures now are as close as the tip of your fingers. According to a media release...
Exploring “viable trade and commerce” between American Samoa and the Kingdom of Tonga was the focus of a recent visit by ASG officials to Nuku’alofa, with recommendations to be provided to Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga, says Commerce Department director Keniseli Lafaele, who led the territory’s...
In keeping his word to continue providing assistance for the children at the Campus of Hope, the American Samoa Governor and the Patron of the SVSG (American Samoa) Lolo Matalasi Moliga and his good lady Mrs. Cynthia Malala-Moliga made a generous donation for the children, during their visit to...
This past weekend in Hawai’i the 25th annual World’s FireKnife Competition was held before a sellout crowd,  at the Polynesian Cultural Center (PCC). Pati Levusa who was the World FireKnife Champion for 4 years told Samoa News, “This is the biggest event in Hawa’ii mainly for the Samoans. This is a...
The recent heavy rainfall and windy weather conditions have not only flooded the roads and caused the overflowing of rivers and streams, it has also contributed to one of the biggest landslides in recent years. The landslide occurred in the far west village of Malota late last week, cutting off...

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