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U.S Rep. Timothy Walz says that the late former Congressman Faleomavaega Eni Hunkin, during his 26 years in Congress, was committed to the people of American Samoa “and his ever-present smile will never be forgotten”, according to Congressional records. The Republican congressman from Minnesota has...
Honolulu-based Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council is assisting alia boat owners on the island-village of Aunu’u, whose waters are boasted to be some of the best for bottom fishing in American Samoa, to kick-start its fishery. This was revealed in the American Samoa Community...
With photo: Leone n political status.jpg The United Nations has “strongly urged” the United States to refrain from using American Samoa as, among other things, a tax haven as well as for harmful and unproductive activities, that are not aligned with the interest of the people of the territory,...
The First Place Winner for the 110,000 Hawaiian Air Miles of the Rotary Golf Tournament raffle held on Saturday, February 25, 2017 was Fifita Te’o of Faga’alu Village. She purchased her $5 ticket from Margie Tafiti, President of the Rotary Club of Pago Pago. Congratulations Fita and we won’t tell...
The tallest man living is Sultan Kösen (Turkey, b.10 December 1982) who measured 251 cm (8 ft 2.8 in) in Ankara, Turkey, on 08 February 2011. He arrived in American Samoa yesterday as a member of The Magic Circus of Samoa and is seen here greeted by Miss American Samoa, Antonina Keka Lilomaiava....
Following vandalism at two public schools in Leone, over the weekend, Education Department director Dr. Ruth Matagi-Tofiga is calling for village and community support to stop school vandalism, which has become “costly” to the department. “Vandalism at Leone High School and Leone Midkiff Elementary...
LOIMATA MIKA A 28-year-old man accused of breaking into the home of a woman who was asleep in her bedroom, and trying to touch her, will return to court this Friday for the continuance of his change of plea hearing. Loimata Mika was initially charged with one felony count of first-degree burglary...
There are women trailblazers in every discipline, every medium, every art form, and every country and culture. Today has been set aside to honor the remarkable — and incredibly diverse — contributions of women throughout the world. Michelle Obama rightly noted that “There is no limit to what we, as...
A federal measure pending in the US Congress will officially name the Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic in American Samoa after the late former Congressman Faleomavaega Eni Hunkin, whose funeral service is set for later this week in Provo, Utah, where Gov. Lolo...
U.S President Donald Trump has been asked to remove all marine monument fishing prohibitions and reinstate fisheries management in accordance with federal law. The request, made yesterday in a two-page letter by US Rep. Rob Bishop, chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources and American...

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