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With major challenges impacting American Samoa Government’s revenue collection, ASG cabinet directors have been informed that their new fiscal year 2018 budget threshold is set at 90% of the FY 2017 budget, according to the Office of Program Planning and Budget director Catherine D. Saelua’s June 5...
(BASED ON PRESS RELEASE) — Scientists from throughout the Pacific will convene in Honolulu June 13 to 15 to provide recommendations on managing fisheries in Hawai'i, American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) and the US Pacific Remote Islands Areas.  The meeting...
(BASED ON PRESS RELEASES) —Interior Acting Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas Nikolao Pula this week announced in a media release that Interior has made available $380,447 in maintenance assistance funding from the Office of Insular Affairs to support two regional initiatives and one local...
The Home of the Mighty Sharks was crowded with proud parents, close friends and honored guests who came together to celebrate the turning of the tassels and the beginning of a new chapter for the graduates. The Sharkies were dressed in their traditional school color – royal blue with their class...
During a bench trial last week in High Court, Rev. Elder Amaama Tofaeono declared that he didn’t commit any wrong doing, including he didn’t commit adultery and claimed that his efforts to correct problems within the Congressional Christian Church of American Samoa have resulted in his ministerial...
One of the many activities being spearheaded by the American Samoa National Olympic Committee (ASNOC) for Olympic Day - set to be held at the Veteran’s Memorial Stadium on Saturday, June 24 - is a “Logo Design Contest.” Olympic Day, which coincides with ASNOC’s planned activities for Sports Month...
American Samoans maintaining the current “status quo” when it comes to its political relationship with the United States was among the issues covered in American Samoa’s presentation at the United Nations Decolonization Committee’s Caribbean Seminar hosted by St. Vincent and the Grenadines from May...
AMERICAN SAMOA COLLEGE RESEARCH FOUNDATION GOLF TOURNAMENT The American Samoa College Research Foundation (ASCRF) is inviting the community to support the territory’s college students by taking part in its 1st Annual Golf Tournament this Saturday at the Ili’ili Golf Course. Money raised during the...
] One hundred nineteen Vikings gathered for a final time yesterday morning to turn their tassels and close out the final chapter of great memories made at Faga’itua High School. The Class of 2017 came dressed in their school colors - girls in red and boys in black - with great support from their...
Following a two-day bench trial last week, the High Court has taken under advisement a complaint by the Congregational Christian Church of American Samoa (CCCAS) against Rev. Elder Amaama Tofaeono, who allegedly refused to vacate CCCAS housing he and his wife occupied, after his ministerial duties...

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