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In the U.S. territories, 5 percent of women who had confirmed Zika virus infection during pregnancy had a baby or fetus with Zika virus-associated birth defects, according to a report published this week in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Among the women with confirmed Zika infection...
Local Department of Homeland Security director Samana Semo Ve’ave’a has echoed the call by local leaders including Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga for the community to join together to “eliminate” the drug problem in the territory. As part of his remarks at last Friday’s 25th Police Academy graduation...
The gymnasium at Kanana Fou was filled last Friday morning with family members, friends, and supporters of the 74 Wildcats who came together one last time to say goodbye not only to each other, but to the high school chapter of their life story. This year’s coverage of the 2017 high school...
The government has finally identified a course of action on how to pay ASG employees who worked during recent holidays — Flag Day, Good Friday, and Memorial Day. Paying employees who worked during the recent holidays has been delayed due to ASG’s current financial woes. This was noted in a June 9...
In their closing arguments, attorneys for the plaintiffs argued for the Trial Division of the High Court to rule in their favor in the Congregational Christian Church of American Samoa’s complaint against Rev. Amaama Tofaeono and his wife Joan Aleluia, who is also an ordained CCCAS minister. The...
To ensure that the government is not in the red at the end of the current fiscal year,  Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has emphasized to his cabinet directors the importance of continued efforts to keep spending down by cutting unnecessary expenses for the rest of FY 2017. One such expenditure, which...
ArtPlace America announced last week that Queen Muhammad Ali is one of 70 finalists for the 2017 National Creative Placemaking Fund (NCPF).  ArtPlace selected these 70 proposals from 987 applications, making Queen and the community of Faga'itua's  project "Manuia Samoa" one of just 7% of the...
The American Samoa Department of Homeland Security over the weekend informed the public, especially residents of Manu’a that Port Administration — Airport Division is currently gathering aerial data for their Airport Geospatial Information System. This project is using a Cessna 404 airplane with...
The American Samoa TeleCommunications Authority will start disconnecting today, hundreds of ASTCA prepaid cell phone numbers with “no activity” - meaning have not been e-charged for calling out - going back some three years ago. This is according to ASTCA board chairman and current interim chief...
The Leone High School Parent Teacher Association (PTA) has stepped in and donated a trophy and monetary gift to Class of 2017 Valedictorian Ramona Tinae who was not able to attend the presentation ceremony last Friday. Tinae's father accepted the trophy and gift on her behalf. Staff members,...

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