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Before departing the territory Monday night, Jeremiah Masoli extended sincere appreciation and many thanks for the support from the local community during the weeklong literacy workshops and athletic clinics at public high schools. He was also very thankful to the Department of Youth and Women’s...
MEETING OF PROSPECTIVE INVESTORS FOR FOOD PLANT ONGOING Meetings off island with prospective investors in a local multi purpose food processing plant by Philippines based AVM Bernardo Engineering is ongoing, says Commerce Department Director Keniseli Lafaele. During his Senate confirmation hearing...
IOSE LIAINA JR. Chief Justice Michael Kruse has told a prosecutor that the government shouldn’t give the response of “I don’t know” many times, when asked about issues the court wants further details on. Kruse’s comments were made during last Friday's probation review hearing for Iose Liaina Jr.,...
Ensuring American Samoa continues to receive an increase in federal Capital Improvement Projects in the future, and American Samoa Government’s “high risk” status with the Interior Department’s Office of Insular Affairs (OIA) were two issues from Congresswoman Aumua Amata during a congressional...
Winnie Atuatasi, a 24-year-old, shared with Samoa News, about a teacher who asked her students what they wanted to be when they graduated. There were only two answers and it was either to join the military or be a teacher. This got Winnie realizing that there are many other options than just being...
Boat repair workshop for all American Samoa alia boat owners and hiring a contractor to repair alia boats based in Manu’a, is the latest development on how the territory will utilize the $1 million it received, with the assistance of the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council,...
Is it going to be hot or rainy today? This is the question most local residents ask themselves every morning when they wake up. Over the past several weeks, the weather conditions have been so unpredictable, with the sun rising brightly in the morning, followed a couple of hours later by heavy...
The Marine Stewardship Council certification assessment of the U.S longliner fleet based in American Samoa is still on going and the local fleet had provided to the assessment team a “great amount of data and records” for their review, says Christinna Lutu-Sanchez, president of locally based Tautai...
Last Monday, the Special Education Division at Samoana High School kicked off Developmental Disability Month with a torch run that started from Fagaalu Park heading towards Suigaula ole Atuvasa Beach Park in Utulei at 6 a.m. March is Developmental Disability Awareness Month around the globe. The...
SAMUEL WRIGHT An inmate, serving more than a decade at the Territorial Correctional Facility for an assault conviction, has been found not guilty of one count of misdemeanor third degree assault of another inmate, following a bench trial last Thursday, presided over by District Court Judge, Fiti A...

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