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“Here at EXPOSED, we are a group of artists who believe that every day holds beauty. Every moment should be cherished. Every talent should be EXPOSED,” says Ammon Fepuleai, a 30-year-old from Pago Pago, and a Math teacher at Samoana High School. He is talking about a highly successful social site...
The Department of Public Safety now has two deputy commissioners and an advisor to the Commissioner, according to a memo, (obtained by Samoa News) dated Tuesday, February 7, 2017, in which DPS Commissioner Le’i Sonny Thompson has reassigned certain personnel, and the changes go into effect...
In separate, but unanimous votes of 16-0, the Senate yesterday confirmed the nomination of Va’amua Henry Sesepasara as Department of Marine and Wildlife Resource director and Tamaaiga Pili Gaoteote as director of Parks and Recreation Department. The Fono with the House vote last Friday of 15-3 now...
Last Friday, the House of Representatives passed two director nominees, whose Senate confirmation hearings are now being scheduled sometime soon, while denying another.  DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS Appointed director for the Department of Public Works, Faleosina Voigt was highly praised by the House...
The governor’s nominations of Dr. Ruth Matagi-Tofiga as Department of Education Director and Ali’itama Sotoa as Director of the Territorial Energy Office have received full endorsement by the Fono. With Matagi-Tofiga and Sotoa, it brings the total to seven cabinet directors fully confirmed by the...
As the Lolo Administration begins its second four-year term, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga is moving to approve organizational charts for all executive branch departments and offices. This was an initiative the administration was hoping to complete in the last four years. During last year’s fiscal year...
Hawaiian Airlines has delayed the planned three weekly flights for American Samoa until some time next year, says Commerce Department acting director Keniseli Lafaele, who also said that the proposed development of the old Rainmaker Hotel site, is aligned with the thinking of increased tourist...
The director-nominee for the Department of Human and Social Services, Taeaoafua Meki Solomona, during his confirmation before the House of Representatives yesterday, publicly addressed — for the first time — an incident that was recorded during an alleged meeting that the then-DHSS director had...
A woman and her son have been criminally charged by the police in connection to a case based on a family quarrel, which resulted in an alleged shooting incident that happened in Vaitogi last month. Elaine “Laau” Michaels is facing charges of burglary and misdemeanor assault while her son, Lawrence...
Drug cases where illegal substances are sent through the US Postal Service but end up being dismissed by the court, is one of the issues raised by both the House and Senate during confirmation hearings for Talauega Eleasalo Ale as Attorney General and Le’i Sonny Thompson as Police Commissioner. Le’...

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