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Ever wonder how many people in American Samoa are subscribers of text messaging service? And with the increased use of cell phones, has that resulted in a drop of landline telephone services? The American Samoa Statistical Yearbook 2016, which was publicly released earlier this month, has the...
The Gov. Rex Lee Auditorium where the Fono will meet in joint session on Monday for the State of the Territory address. [SN file photo]
The Fono will convene Monday for the third regular session of the 35th Legislature, and Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga will deliver his annual State of the Territory Address during a joint session at the Gov. H. Rex Lee Auditorium. While there was no official word at the end of last week from the...
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The Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Lopao’o Natanielu Mua, has accused the American Samoa government of dragging their feet in lifting the ban they placed on taro exports from Samoa. Speaking to The Weekend Observer, Minister Lopao’o said he is puzzled by the behaviour of the American...
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The Department of Port Administration has raised the rate for one-way shipping of private vehicles between Tutuila and Manu’a and the move is not sitting well with some members of the community, including one elderly woman who recently had a family car shipped to her from the US early last month,...
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Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed a $2,321,000 federal grant for the American Samoa Department of Health, for the Pacific Basin Health Center Cluster program. “I appreciate this funding for American Samoa,” said Aumua Amata. “Access to quality health services can be a...
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UTULEI, Am Samoa —The Territorial Bank of American Samoa is pleased to announce that the American Bankers Association has issued a Routing Transit Number to the bank. Accordingly, the bank is in the process of finalizing relationships with correspondent financial institutions. Once these...
The new $4.6 million American Samoa Power Authority Operations Center building at its Tafuna compound.  [SN file photo]
The American Samoa Power Authority would like to apologize to its customers on Ta'u for a power outage that began at 2pm on Monday, January 1, 2018. The cause of the outage was a trip in the PV system. In such an occurrence, the three diesel engines are programmed to start automatically and...
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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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