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The contract between the American Samoa Government and Paramount Builders for the construction of the Pago Pago International Airport Apron Rehabilitation Phase 2 project, has been terminated by Chief Procurement Officer Dr. Oreta Mapu Crichton. The termination has to do with bond issues,...
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The 45-year-old man from Samoa who was convicted of promoting prostitution told the High Court last week he believes he’s not a bad person. John Tuupo was ordered to serve 28 months at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) as a condition of his 7-year probation. Tuupo was initially charged...
American Samoa has requested that neighboring Samoa have its longline vessel fleet deliver fish to the territory, home of the StarKist Samoa cannery, whose workforce is 80% from the independent state. Meanwhile, the American Samoa-based US flagged longline fleet, which supplies albacore tuna to the...
2017 Miss Pacific Islands Pageant Contestants with reigning Miss Pacific Islands, Anne Dunn attending the Sunday service at the International Full Gospel Church in Nadi, Fiji. Left to Right  in Order  of Appearance: Miss Nauru,  Miss Solomon Islands, Miss Papua New Guinea, Miss Rapa Nui, Miss Samoa, Miss Pacific Islands, Miss Cook Islands, Miss Tonga, Miss Fiji, and Miss American Samoa. [courtesy photo]
PACIFIC BEAUTIES ACKNOWLEDGE SPIRITUAL BLESSINGS  The nine Pacific beauties renewed their faith in the Lord, and acknowledged His blessings to begin a new week of activities for the 31st annual Miss Pacific Islands Pageant in Nadi, Fiji. After arriving and settling-in over the weekend, the...
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The Trial Division of the High Court of American Samoa has dismissed both Rev. Amaama Tofaeono's cross claims and counter claims against the Congregational Christian Church of American Samoa (CCCAS). But it has also dismissed the plaintiff's motion to dismiss Tofaeono's counter claims of slander...
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Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed legislative efforts to combat harassment in Congress, improve training and protect employees, and applauded House passage this past Wednesday of a bipartisan effort, H.R. 630, introduced by Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-Virginia), which Congresswoman...
Local artist Regina Meredith-Fitiao of the ASCC Fine Arts Department  with ASCC President Dr. Rosevonne Makaiwi Pato. Meredith recently wrote an article on the dyes used for Samoan siapo, which has been published in Turkey Red Journal, an online resource for practitioners all over the world who work with making dyes and applying them.  (Photo: J. Kneubuhl)
Probably few outside the art world have heard of the online publication Turkey Red Journal, but for those who practice the age-old craft of making natural dyes and applying them, the journal represents a valuable forum for sharing ideas. In fact, the publication has a global reach that’s wide...
Senator Fonoti Tafa'ifa Aufata with Senator Paepae Iosefa Faiai who was confirmed yesterday by the Senate as an associate judge of the High Court of American Samoa. [photo: FS]
In a show of support of Sen. Paepae Iosefa Faiai 's nomination as associate judge of the High Court, all 11 senators present during yesterday’s Senate session voted “yes” by roll-call, instead of “by secret ballot” which — according to Senate rules — is how senators vote on confirmation of nominees...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga and Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi in a Samoa Observer file photo.
Samoa based money transfer businesses wanting to open bank accounts in Pago Pago, business travel permits, and inspections fees were among the several issues that American Samoa and Samoa agreed upon, at this week’s Two Samoa Talks held in Apia. The discussed and agreed upon issues, during the 10th...
Secretary of the Office of Samoan Affairs, Paramount Chief, Mauga Tasi Asuega. [photo: AF]
Secretary of the Office of Samoan Affairs, Paramount Chief, Mauga Tasi Asuega has called on the government and traditional leaders to work with officers from the Department of Public Safety, to put a stop and cure the problem of drugs in the territory. Speaking at last week Wednesday's cabinet...

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