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Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga during his first ever press conference with the media last week, said the reason why some directors don't want to communicate with the media, when they are asked for comments on certain issues, is because either they don’t know what they're doing, or they're not prepared...
Reducing the size of the Rose Atoll Marine National Monument in America Samoa and the Pacific Remote Islands National Monument, as well as lifting commercial fishing restrictions on these two ocean monuments, have been recommended by 24 members of Congress in a letter to US President Donald Trump....
CHURCHES DONATE THE MOST MONEY FOR DISASTER RELIEF DRIVE The more than $147,000 in monetary donations collected during the "American Samoa Disaster Relief Fund & US Hurricane Support" fundraisers, spearheaded by the American Samoa Government, will be split between the national American Red...
A man with two bench warrants issued by the District Court for failure to appear for two separate cases was arrested for alleged possession of methamphetamine last Wednesday, when the vehicle he was driving was stopped by detectives from the DPS Vice and Narcotics Unit in front of a store in Tafuna...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has dismissed criticism circulating in the community that he is “anti-canneries”, saying that only a governor who isn't right in the head — ‘e leaga le ulu’ — would be against the canneries, the lifeline of many families in American Samoa. Lolo made the comment during last...
Nearly 2,000 employees at a cannery in American Samoa will be returning to work this week, after five weeks without pay. The workers at StarKist Samoa have been without pay cheques since production was shut down to upgrade the plant, which was part of a settlement between the plant at the US...
Concerned with the “steady decrepit condition” of the Veterans Memorial Stadium field, where high school football games are played, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has appointed a three-member task force to carry out resurfacing of the field. There have been concerns raised with the administration over...
The proposed two-story extension to the Jean P. Hayden Museum in Fagatogo is moving forward as planned. As the museum undergoes major reconstruction work to the existing building and the erection of a new one, Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga has made changes of his own, appointing new members for the...
With the territory already facing difficult times — including the 5 week temporary closure of StarKist Samoa and the previous reduction in ASG working hours — the American Samoa Power Authority (ASPA) Board of Directors has “unanimously” approved a recommendation to delay the rate hike for water,...
Although the 'Love Thy Neighbor' food drive ended last week, with the distribution of hundreds of care packages for cannery workers, the cadets of the JROTC program at Fagaitua HS donated a huge amount of nonperishable food items, as part of their annual Thanksgiving food drive. Coordinator of the...

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