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For seven years, Sharring Faamalo Aoelua Fanene Niusulu (from Afono, Aua and Nu'uuli) has been in search of a bone marrow match since she was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) in 2010. In an effort to find a bone marrow match, she returned to American Samoa in 2011 to host a Bone...
Police were called to the Department of Health’s clinic in Fagaalu on Wednesday afternoon after a crowd of people, who were there for their health cards, with many having waited in line since early morning hours, refused to leave, after being told that the clinic only serves 20 people a day,...
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The Statistical Yearbook 2016 reports that births to girls “under age 15” dropped to zero in FY2016, a significant decline from 2010 when there were seven. However, of the total births in the year 2016, 10% of the births were to teenage mothers — ages 15-19, according to information from the LBJ...
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Former Sen. Paepae Iosefa Faiai (right hand raised and back to camera)  was sworn in Tuesday at courtroom two of the High Court as the new Associate Judge. He is accompanied by his wife Mariana (back to camera) and his aunty, Fa’ailoilo Lauvao, holding the Bible. Chief Justice Michael Kruse...
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Local Homeland Security (ASDHS) director Samana Semo Ve’ave’a has recommended to the governor that American Samoa “opt-in” and participate in the deployment of the nation-wide public safety broadband proposed by the federal First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), an independent entity within...
UTULEI, American Samoa — As the public comment period opens for the proposed consent decree between the United States, the Territory of American Samoa, and Starkist Co., Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga praises local efforts to garner $2.6 million dollars of Starkist’s total $6.5 million dollar civil...
Businesses in the territory have been issued receipts for payment of their business licenses for 2018, while the Treasury Department works out details of the new process for issuing certificates, which in the past had been physically typed. Treasury is looking at releasing the first batch of...
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THOMAS SIAUMAU  A man charged with shooting at a police vehicle three weeks ago has entered not guilty pleas to the nine charges against him. Thomas Siaumau, appeared in High Court last Friday morning for his arraignment where his attorney, Public Defender Douglas Fiaui entered “not guilty pleas...
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American Samoa government officials were caught by surprise that the territory was included in the European Union’s list of “non-cooperative tax jurisdictions” – or commonly known as tax havens. Besides American Samoa, the territory of Guam was also included in the list of 17 countries and...
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed an important decision by the Justice Department adding the American Samoa Government to the agreement between StarKist and federal agencies. This action, in response to inquiries by Congresswoman Amata and Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga,...

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