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Chief election officer Uiagalelei Dr. Lealofi Uiagalelei had responded immediately to the concerns raised by the gubernatorial team of Faoa Aitofele Sunia and Rep. Larry Sanitoa regarding matters the team says are “causing concerns for our committee.” The gubernatorial team’s letter, signed by Faoa...
A man who tried to cause serious harm to his wife with a machete was sentenced last Friday by the High Court to 60-months in jail followed by 10 years of probation. However after the court reviewed all information presented in this case as well as the arguments from the defense and an apology by...
The Luani family whose two homes and vehicle were completely destroyed by a fire last week is seeking assistance from members of the public. Police Commissioner, Save Liuato Tuitele told Samoa News last week that the investigation is underway by the Fire Department, with the Criminal Investigation...
With the generous support from an Oregon couple, the LBJ Medical Center has new equipment for the Eye Clinic, and this includes a $40,000 yttrium aluminum garnet (YAG) III laser, which will help patients waiting for eye surgery — allowing for surgery to happen sooner. The Oregon couple, Kathy and...
Senator Tuaolo Vaivao Manaia Fruean will return as senator for Ma’oputasi District when the new Legislature is sworn in next year. “I feel good, everything is fine,” Tuaolo told Samoa News yesterday when asked about his feelings towards the decision. The Pago Pago village council of chiefs...

Former Lt. Gov. Faoa in a Samoa News file photo.
American Samoa Government Employee Retirement Fund (ASGERF) Office Executive Director, I’aulualo Talia Fa’afetai has kept his word —  when he first took the position of the Office’s director he said they would be auditing the benefits distribution account to determine if there are discrepancies....
Agriculture Department acting director Peter Gurr says DOA farm inspectors will be visiting the majority of local farms by the end of next week, and some farms have been issued certificates by DOA to sell locally grown vegetables on the roadside, markets, stores and restaurants. On Oct. 25, Gurr...
            The Samoan Studies Institute (SSI) at the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) held an awards ceremony on Tuesday, November 1st, to recognize the top three finalists in its Samoan language writing competition Lau Gagana! Tauvaga Tusiga Tala Faasamoa. ASCC student Ms. Dorothy Mana’o...
“It is vital to patient survival that the first responders within a healthcare facility are able to perform CPR both confidently and competently. Unfortunately, even healthcare providers who are well trained often struggle to maintain their resuscitation skills and often do not consistently perform...
Developing wind power on Tutuila is one of the renewable energy strategies for American Samoa identified by American Samoa Renewable Energy Committee (ASREC), which has set a goal to have the territory using 100% renewable energy by 2040, according to the updated 2016 American Samoa Energy Plan...

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