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New land leases inside the Pago Pago International Airport compound are subject to review by the Federal Aviation Administration, with three new leases expected to add more than $140,000 a year to the ASG coffers. However, Rep. Kitara Vaeau claims that the FAA “has no business” when it comes to...
American Samoa Government’s minority share in the undersea fiber optical cable that was officially launched in the summer of 2009 would not be affected with the acquisition of Bluesky assets in American Samoa by a Fiji based company, according to documents filed with the US Federal Communication...
Design of the longline dock project is on hold pending additional funding, while the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council has directed its staff to inquire with Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga about the status of the longline dock and whether it’s a priority for the Lolo Administration;...
While the fautasi race is confirmed for this year’s Flag Day celebration, the actual date of the race is not firmed up yet, says Lt. Gov. Lemanu Palepoi Sialega Mauga during yesterday’s cabinet meeting. There was no mention yesterday if there will be a fautasi from Samoa in the annual regatta,...
A local resident has wondered, and the reason Samoa News was contacted, if a large piece of what appears to be from a fishing boat  found on a Tutuila shoreline village over the weekend is linked to the discovery in Samoa of a “massive piece of wreckage.” And Samoa Police Commissioner Fuiavailiili...
A special bulletin from the American Samoa Department of Homeland Security – TEMCO was issued yesterday, at 11 a.m., Monday, March 27, 2017, asking residents and those who frequent the area of Lauli’i Elementary to report any information pertaining to the damage and missing siren parts to the...
Exercise is important at any age, but as you get older, regularly exercising has a powerful effect; and to that thought, the Director of Territorial Administration on Aging (TAOA) Evelyn Lili’o-Satele has included a Hula Fitness class to the TAOA program. “One of our focuses is health and happiness...
Although no specific details were released, StarKist Samoa official Taotasi Archie Soliai told a fishery management meeting in Honolulu that negotiations are ongoing with the government for land to build the cannery’s cold storage facility in Satala and that negotiations are expected to continue...
As the newest member of the Pacific Transnational Crime Network (PTCN), American Samoa has now joined the TCN unit, with a system-network center housed at the one-story building next to the DPS facility and the local unit was dedicated yesterday. The dedication followed about an hour after the...
Although the Territorial Bank of American Samoa is projecting a loss of “a little less than a million dollars” for calendar year 2017, the government owned commercial financial institution has not touched the seed money of $10 million provided by the government to launch the commercial bank,...

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