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The Manu’a island group is now powered by solar energy after yesterday’s commissioning of the multi-million-dollar Ofu Solar Park project, which went live on Earth Day, Apr. 22, powering — at this time 80% — of Ofu and Olosega islands. ASPA Executive Director Utu Abe Malae told Samoa News on...
Secretary of Samoan Affairs Mauga T. Asuega has called a meeting of traditional leaders of the Western District to discuss and hopefully resolve the issue regarding the Western District Governor post, which has been vacant since the passing of Lualemaga Faoa earlier this year. The public message...
American Samoa has been awarded more than $300,000, which is part of a national $32.6 million fiscal year 2017 Historical Preservation Fund appropriations to states, tribes and territories. This was announced earlier this week in Washington D.C. by US Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. According to the...
Washington, DC — House Republicans yesterdat passed HR1628 The American Health Care Act. This is the first step in the Republicans plan to fix the American health care system. The passage of this bill does not affect the health care services in American Samoa. "I applaud my colleagues in the House...
In addition to winning the island-wide accounting competition for the second straight year, the Kanana Fou High School Stallions took home top honors in the drill competition for the Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC), also for the second year in a row. The competition was held amongst...
The family of a patient in “critical condition” at LBJ Medical Center will compensate anyone willing to give up two seats on tonight’s Hawaiian Airlines flight to Honolulu, to allow the patient and her mother to travel to the Aloha State. “She’s in critical condition and needs immediate medical...
An aerial-view of the new solar PV micro-grid for the Ofu Solar Power project, powering the islands of Ofu and Olosega in Manu’a is seen in this photo. The multi-million project is to be commissioned today and a delegation from Tutuila including Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga is heading early this...
Students of Aua Elementary School surround their teacher, as educators around the territory are being honored during Teacher Appreciation Week which, according to DOE Director Dr. Ruth Matagi-Tofiga, will conclude tomorrow morning with activities at the Pago Pago Youth Center. “We can’t thank them...
Of the total registered number of voters during the Nov. 8, 2016 general election, female voters outnumbered male voters, and the highest number of registered voters were those in the 18- 34 age group, according to Election Office preliminary data. The data does not provide gender and the age group...
OKESENE ALO The District Court has dismissed without prejudice sex charges against former Public Safety Officer Okesene Alo, who is one of the four officers assigned to the Juvenile Detention Center and charged with misconduct including alleged illegal drug activities. Alo was originally facing 35...

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