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Yasser Sanchez
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Yasser Sanchez has twice worked to defeat Joe Biden’s bids for the vice presidency by building support for Republican candidates among his fellow members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It wasn’t hard. Now the lifelong Republican finds himself in the...
Map of the Hawaiki Cable System
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — At the recent American Samoa Chamber of Commerce gubernatorial forum, Technology Industry Development was another segment- issue raised with three of the five gubernatorial teams, who took part in the event. And the Hawaiki submarine cable, which went live in American...
The Sailele & Masausi village committee to elect Lemanu and Talauega on the field at Veterans Stadium
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Parade, floats, a youth flash mob dance and Samoan siva by various village committee groups, as well as speeches by the candidates marked the official campaign kick off for the Lemanu and Talauega 2020 gubernatorial team on the malae of the Veterans Memorial Stadium in...
Attendees at last week's Chamber of Commerce candidates forum
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Developing the local tourism industry has been targeted by past administrations as a third economic pillar for American Samoa, but the number of visitors to the territory remains low when compared to this booming industry in other Pacific nations. And during a recent...
Some of the crowd who attended the Chamber of Commerce first gubernatorial forum hosted
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Agriculture Industry development, including the legalization of an industrial hemp/ CBD industry in American Samoa was another issue raised during one segment of last week’s Chamber of Commerce gubernatorial form and it got a lot of attention from the audience — some...
The three candidiate teams on stage
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Healthcare infrastructure was one of the issues raised in one segment of last week’s American Samoa Chamber of Commerce gubernatorial forum. The teams were asked for their take on whether to build a new hospital or repair the current one — and also how to increase...
 I’aulualo/Tapa’au team (far left); Nua/Satele (middle) and Lemanu/Talauega (far right)
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Chamber of Commerce hosted the gubernatorial forum last Thursday, for just over two hours under the theme “Let’s Talk Business” at the American Samoa Community College’s Multipurpose Center. Supporters of the candidates, friends, business members,...
 I’aulualo/Tapa’au team (far left); Nua/Satele (middle) and Lemanu/Talauega (far right).
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Among the issues at last Thursday’s first gubernatorial forum hosted by the American Samoa Chamber of Commerce was a segment that dealt with “Procurement process, fair biding and transparency.” One of the three moderators of the forum, John Raynar observed that this is...
Le’i Sonny Thompson
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Vice Speaker of the House, Rep. Fetu Fetui Jr told Police Commissioner Le’i Sonny Thompson during a Wednesday hearing that he should not be publicly involved in any election campaign. When given the chance to express his opinion to the committee regarding this issue , Le...
Fuiavaili’ili Keniseli Lafaele
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Commerce Department has informed political campaign teams not only to remove their campaign signs from government property but also those posing a traffic hazard on the road, says DOC director Fuiavaili’ili Keniseli Lafaele in response to Samoa News inquiries. Asked...

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