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Samoa based money transfer businesses wanting to open bank accounts in Pago Pago, business travel permits, and inspections fees were among the several issues that American Samoa and Samoa agreed upon, at this week’s Two Samoa Talks held in Apia. The discussed and agreed upon issues, during the 10th...
Secretary of the Office of Samoan Affairs, Paramount Chief, Mauga Tasi Asuega has called on the government and traditional leaders to work with officers from the Department of Public Safety, to put a stop and cure the problem of drugs in the territory. Speaking at last week Wednesday's cabinet...
American Samoa has asked Samoa to ensure that longliners that have shifted there deliver to the the territory's StarKist cannery instead of to Asia. The request was made during the two Samoa talks which were held this week in Apia, the first time in three years. The StarKist Samoa cannery has...
Pete and Donna Gurr live on the island of Tutuila in American Samoa, where temperatures hover around 80 degrees Fahrenheit, and humidity rises beyond 80 percent. But in the second week of November, they visited rural Lodi, Ohio, where they saw that area’s first snow of 2017. When the snow fell, the...
The US Coast Guard has issued the third and probably the final waiver to the Port of Pago Pago — allowing the use of one tugboat — while ASG's Port Administration Department has secured for purchase, a second tugboat in the US . Despite the Coast Guard waiver, serious concerns remain amongst...
A fisherman on board the Natalia Victoria was arrested last week after illegal drugs were allegedly found on the vessel when it docked at the main port in Fagatogo. Christopher Reynolds is charged with attempt to import a controlled substance — a misdemeanor - and unlawful possession a controlled...
American Samoa will be competing in three events during the 2017 Mini Pacific Games set to be held in Port Vila, Vanuatu on Dec. 4-15. American Samoa's delegation, including athletes in beach volleyball, 3-on-3 basketball, weightlifters Tanu Jungblunt and Li’a Tufele, and weightlifting coach Monica...
Two recent events at the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) highlighted the involvement of the College’s Business Department with the local and international communities. First, the Business Department gave a presentation to the parents of students in the class MKT 212 (Marketing &...
Tualauta Faipule, Rep. Vui Florence Saulo is requesting the House Health Committee to set up a hearing with LBJ Hospital officials, to discuss the problem with the CT scanner which has been inoperable for over two weeks. Vui told House members this week she was saddened to hear about the case of a...
As the United States Senate debates whether to pass a tax reform bill, the tiny territory of American Samoa is hoping a proposed tax credit extension will stick with the proposed legislation. U.S. Delegate Aumua Amata, America Samoa’s non-voting congressional representative, said extending the...

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