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As of last Friday morning, seventeen of the 18-member Senate have been selected by their respective county councils and submitted to the Office of Samoan Affairs, which then presents the official certifying list to the Senate during today’s swearing in ceremony for the new 35th Legislature. The not...
The new MV Manu’atele, the government’s multi million-dollar vessel built by Washington state-based Nichols Brothers shipbuilders, is now en route on the final leg of its journey to American Samoa with an expected arrival date of early this week. At an earlier cabinet meeting, Port Administration...
While death is often referred to as part of the natural order of our lives, it is not an easy event to accept, especially of family members and friends dear to us, whether they were public figures or otherwise. Each loss is keenly felt and mourned, with the hope that time indeed will heal the wound...
As the Administration transitions into a new four-year term, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga is seeking input from cabinet members on how to improve the public education system in American Samoa and some ideas have already been shared with certain cabinet members. When the Lolo Administration took office...
American Samoa Community College’s “warning” status is expected to be taken up next month during a meeting of the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), while ASCC plans to revive early next year, its research...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has re-appointed Paramount Chief, Mauga Tasi Asuega as Secretary of Samoan Affairs while Malemo Tausaga, who served as Administrative Services Department director in the last four years of the Lolo administration, is appointed deputy secretary. Both appointments, effective...
On Tuesday, December 20th, staff from the Agriculture, Community and Natural Resources (ACNR)/Land Grant Division of the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) met with representatives of the American Samoa Department of Agriculture (DOA) and the American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency (EPA...
Church services and parties will top the list of activities when American Samoa welcomes in 2017 at the stroke of 12 midnight tomorrow night, the last in the U.S. “family” to do so. Guam will be the first U.S. possession to welcome in the New Year. Samoa, which moved to the other side of the...
There’s good news for local residents who ordered items online during the month of November and had their stuff shipped in via ocean freight. The containers have been unloaded and postal workers have been working ‘round the clock’ to sort through the packages and have them ready for pick-up this...
SAMUEL WRIGHT & MANU LEFATIA The District Court has continued for two weeks a status hearing on the government’s case against current inmate Samuel Wright and former inmate Manu Lefatia to allow both sides additional time to review the police report. Wright and Lefatia each face one count of...

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