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American Samoa Community College. [SN file photo]
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Office of the CNMI Congressional Delegate) — During a committee drafting session on the Higher Education Act Tuesday, U.S. Congressman Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan proposed creating a federal program to help pay for the last two years of college for graduates of Northern...
Manuia le Kerisimasi America Samoa from the Samoa News staff. [SN photo]
Christmas is a special day for Christians, and especially locally — where church congregations are intricately woven into the fine mat of the Samoan culture. It is a day of giving thanks for the many blessings each and everyone in American Samoa has received this year. “While Christmas is...
Uncomfortable with the “apparent conflict of interest” for an unsolicited proposal for a rat-related research contract with ASG, the Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources never awarded the federally funded contract to a man, whose wife works with the federal grantor and helped write the...
The Capitol Christmas Tree (from Montana this year) as pictured the evening of December 21st. [courtesy photo]
Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata released a statement for the Christmas and New Year’s holiday season: “Talofa and merry Christmas! I’m completing my third year in Washington, D.C. as a Member of Congress, and this year has been particularly busy and eventful in some ways. I...
 Papalii Faamausili Moli Malietoa - in the middle with the tie. [Photo: RNZI/Autagavaia Tipi Autagavaia]
Samoa's Lands and Titles court has ruled in favour of the Malietoa paramount title holder chosen earlier this year. The heirs of the title, Malietoa Natuitasina, Malietoa Talavou, and Malietoa Moli bestowed the title on Papalii Faamausili Moli, the son of the late head of state, susuga Malietoa...
Congresswoman Amata appreciates hearing from constituents on issues (such as CHIP funding) that are important to you. This was a town hall in October. [courtesy photo]
Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed Congressional action renewing funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which helps ensure access to medical care for many children throughout the country, including American Samoa. Congresswoman Amata also called for...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga [SN file photo]
American Samoa government workers are getting an early Christmas gift — by way of their paychecks — because Monday is Christmas Day 2017, where American Samoa joins Christians around the world to celebrate the birth of Christ. Local residents are also hoping for good weather, after a spate of...
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As has been their usual practice, the Rotary Club of Pago Pago donated $2,500 to the Shriners Children's Travel Fund earlier this week. The check was presented by Rotary president John Raynar to Shriners Club member Roy JD Hall Jr. (pictured). Since 1991, Shriners has been instrumental in sending...
On December 14, 2017, National Park American Samoa rangers and University of Hawaii instructors presented highlights from the Fruit Bat Curriculum, which included an original song, a Haka and a drama featuring the Samoan legend of the native Fruit Bat.  [courtesy photo]
The Cabinet of the American Samoa Government had a rare treat during their December meeting this year. It was during their luncheon work meeting, which was held at the Gov. H. Rex Lee Auditorium on December 14 that members of American Samoa’s National Park Service (NPS) gave the Cabinet an unusual...
A “mechanical issue affecting a fuel indicator” caused the delayed departure of Hawaiian Airlines flight Wednesday night returning to Honolulu, says airline spokesman Alex Da Silva. The plane finally left around 2 p.m., yesterday. Hawaiian had already scheduled three extra sections for the holiday...

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