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A high number of suspected dengue fever cases — with 7 confirmed though laboratory testing — has prompted a clean up of two villages in the Eastern District on the main island of Tutuila and health officials encourage people to keep their surroundings clean especially areas where mosquitoes breed....
During a Feb. 8 executive meeting, the Chamber of Commerce board of directors selected StarKist senior official Taotasi Archie Soliai as the organization’s new board chairman. Taotasi, a former lawmaker who served as the Chamber’s vice chair last year, thanked the board and members for the...
Attorney General Talauega Eleasalo Va’alele Ale says a proposal has been worked on that would hire immigration enforcement officers who would be charged with the responsibility of enforcement of immigration laws pertaining to foreigners entering the territory. Talauega made the revelation during...
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Aumua Amata, and colleagues from the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee, which has oversight over the U.S. territories, will arrive in Pago Sunday on the first leg of a fact finding trip to the U.S. Pacific territories. They will overnight Sunday and Monday...
Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga in a major milestone for American Samoa announces a key achievement for his administration — American Samoa has obtained approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), to enable the DOH Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and its community...
It appears that some cabinet members are not adhering to a previous directive from Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga to close bank accounts that are maintained separately by ASG departments and offices. In a Feb. 13 memo to his cabinet members, Lolo says a directive was issued some time ago instructing all...
FONO TAKING MID SESSION RECESS — GOING TO RETIREMENT MTG IN HNL The Fono is taking a second mid-session recess, starting at the close of business Friday, and will reconvene Mar. 13. The three-week recess coincides with the ASG Employees Retirement Fund board meeting in Honolulu next week. The...
Officials with Fa’asao Marist High School (FMHS) have confirmed an incident late Wednesday afternoon, where a man allegedly showed female students pornographic material and a report have been filed with police. The incident occurred when classes were over for the day and female students had just...
Apia, SAMOA — There are conflicting officials statements provided by the Samoa Police and Samoa Rugby Union following the alleged rape of a “caucasian volunteer” from Australia. According to Samoa’s Police Spokesperson, Su’a LeMamea Tiumalu during the police weekly press conference, he noted that a...
The National Weather Service has extended the FLASH FLOOD WATCH for all of American Samoa until Sunday, February 19, 2017. Heavy showers with embedded thunderstorms along with strong and gusty winds are expected, with a potential for flash flooding. Residents and drivers in areas prone to flooding...

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