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During an hour-long House Education Committee hearing last Thursday, Education director Dr. Ruth Matagi-Tofiga told lawmakers about some minor changes she has made since being confirmed last month to the directorship post. Matagi-Tofiga also reiterated her previous public call for the community —...
US SENATE PASSES MEASURE TO NAME VA CLINIC AFTER FALEOMAVAEGA The US Senate has passed “by unanimous consent” a U.S House measure, sponsored by Congresswoman Aumua Amata, to name the US Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic in American Samoa, the “Faleomavaega Eni Fa’auaa Hunkin VA...
The U.S. Coast Guard put the $13.8 million MV Manu’atele vessel on hold after one of its two generators failed during a trip more than a week ago, according to Coast Guard and ASG officials. Without a sail last week for the Manu’a islands, there are already concerns from residents as to when the MV...
The Election Office has started the process of purging — or removing — names of electors from the official voter registration roll as required by law following last November’s general election, while updated data is now available regarding the election two years ago. In its fiscal year 2107 first...
Sixty-eight year old Judith Anne Payes (first from left, sitting at table), and next to her, is LBJ hospital chief executive officer Taufete’e John Faumuina along with hospital employees and officials during an luncheon Friday at the LBJ Medical Center conference room, to recognize, congratulate...
Several federally funded programs that US President Donald J. Trump, is proposing to defund or reduce for the new fiscal year 2018 — which commences Oct. 1, 2017 — will impact American Samoa. Among the ASG entities expected to be impacted are the Territorial Energy Office (TEO), which is 100%...
The Australia-Pacific Technical College (APTC) continues to provide quality technical and vocational skills to Samoan nationals. Eighty-six Samoans and one New Zealand national, graduated this week from APTC with qualifications in 13 programs. The programs included: Commercial Cookery, Engineering...
Last month, the area in front of LYC Inc. in Malaeimi, across from Neil’s ACE Home Center is where crewmembers from Continental Transport Corporation (CTC) were busy installing huge pipes for an underground waterline extending more than 8,000 feet. The work is a huge undertaking being carried out...
One of the generators for the new American Samoan Government ferry, MV Manu'atele, isn't operating, forcing the multi million dollar vessel, delivered just two months ago, to ago to stay put. US Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer, Joe Twiddy, said the generator died during the Manu'atele's trip to...
In this recent photo are some of the Nu’uuli Vocational Technical High School (NVTHS) students, taking a break from their “Vo-Tech Gets Involved” trash collection project at Lions Park. NVTHS Science teacher Adelle Posala Talaeai said her students have worked on the project this past month and half...

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