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Lately, many kittens are being dropped off at ASG Veterinary Clinic at the Department of Agriculture, as the owners of the cats become overwhelmed with the large numbers of kittens being born. Cats can have up to three litters a year with as many as 8 kittens in each litter. Cats start reproducing...
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The daughter of a man accused of sexually assaulting a 17-girl old girl has told a High Court jury that she doesn't believe what her father is accused of and she was never interviewed by police about the case, although she was home during the time the alleged assault occurred. The testimony was...
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The wait is over for one local company. After weeks of waiting to see if the American Samoa Government's Procurement Office will keep them on board for the Pago Pago International Airport Rehabilitation Phase 2 Construction project, Paramount Builders has been informed that McConnell Dowell has...
American Tunaboat Association executive director Brian Hallman says that changes made during the 14th Meeting of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) provided changes to help the US flag fleet in 2018. Held in Manila, Philippines, the meeting occurred the first week of this...
American Samoa Power Authority (ASPA) representatives — Radio Technician/Operator Brenda Tevaga-Feero and Radio/SCADA Technician Pene Vaisagote - recently completed a 3-day Communications Unit Leader (COML) Course.  [photo: ASPA]
Tafuna, AM SAMOA — American Samoa Department of Homeland Security (ASDHS) is pleased to announce the completion of a 3-day Communications Unit Leader (COML) Course by two ASPA representatives: Radio Technician/Operator Brenda Tevaga-Feero and Radio/SCADA Technician Pene Vaisagote. The COML Course...
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A “very close friend” of an alleged victim of a sexual assault, told a High Court jury how the victim has become withdrawn and keeps to herself and is scared, since the incident early this year, when both teenagers were seniors at a local high school. The close friend was the government’s last...
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A Tongan couple’s case was brought to Samoa News’ attention over the weekend by two Samoans living in Honolulu because there is Samoan jewelry made from sea turtle shell and there has to be more vigilant review of such issues in the territory before anyone looks at exporting such jewelry to the US...
The U.S. tax reform bill that’s expected to clear Congress on Wednesday, 20 December will not include an extension of an economic development credit for American Samoa. However, American Samoa’s delegate in Congress said she’s hopeful the program, which StarKist’s chief executive officer has called...
Amata with local veterans and Jennifer Gutowski – Director of US VA Pacific Islands Healthcare.  [courtesy photo]
Washington, D.C.— Congresswoman Aumua Amata highlighted veterans’ legislation that passed the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs in the Committee’s final votes of 2017. The bill was introduced in early November with the support of Congresswoman Amata as an original cosponsor of the legislative...
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The victim in an alleged sexual assault that happened earlier this year spent more than three hours on the witness stand, where she recalled for a jury of five women and two men what she says defendant, Chand ‘Bob’ Mukesh, did to her sometime on the evening of Apr. 6. The trial began Monday with...

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