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In an unexpected turn of political events in the Fono, the Senate rejected a measure that seeks to return two senatorial seats for Manu’a,  after the proposal which would change the Constitution, failed to muster the required votes for approval. “I believe and it's my understanding that it’s the...
The U.S National Marine Fisheries Service “has no flexibility” on its proposed rule regarding fishing days limitation on high seas and in US EEZ, because NMFS is legally bound by a Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) measure, according to Brian Hallman, executive director of...
For the first time since it was inaugurated in 2006, the Stars of Oceania is being hosted outside of Hawaii. The 2017 Stars of Oceania event will be held in American Samoa, Wednesday, October 04, 2017 at the H. Rex Lee Auditorium in Utulei, 6:00-8:30. Registration starts at 5:30. With the exception...
The American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency (AS-EPA) is celebrating the educational achievements of six staff members.  Daystar Parker and Lui Maea have earned bachelor's degrees, while William Sili, Fa'amamata Meredith, Sofai Falelua, and Jordan Fanene have completed their Master's degree...
Members of the local community are pleased with the announcement earlier this month that the American Samoa Medicaid Agency is now reimbursing facility fees for all legal residents to the Department of Health's Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and its five Community Health Centers (CHC) in...
A large portion has been expended of the $78.91 million in revenues the government received from the sale of American Samoa Economic Development Authority (ASEDA) bonds, with just over $15 million left, according to the Sept. 1st 11-page ASEDA summary report for 2017. The report was prepared for...
Administrators and officials from public and private schools attended a meeting Wednesday morning at the Gov. H. Rex Lee Auditorium, called by the Department of Homeland Security, to address the recent threats of a missile launch by North Korea, as well as the issue of drugs on campus. Among those...
SIX CANDIDATES CERTIFIED FOR HOUSE SPECIAL ELECTION Chief Election Officer, Uiagalelei Dr. Lealofi Uiagalelei, has certified six candidates for next month’s special election for House of Representatives District No. 5, Sua No. 1 — comprising Fagaitua, Amaua, Auto, Avaio, Alega, Aumi and Laulii. The...
House Speaker Savali Talavou Ale has accepted a recommendation from the President and the Board of Directors of the Territorial Bank of American Samoa (TBAS), for a closed-door hearing with faipule today, to avoid the media reporting on some of the sensitive issues they are going to discuss, with...
As American Samoa remembers the devastating tsunami of September 2009, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga is urging the community “to reassess our plans” to respond quickly and effectively to future disasters including nuclear threats. Eight years ago — on Sept. 29, 2009 at 6:38 a.m. — a strong 8.1...

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