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Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga [SN file photo]
Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga last week announced the implementation of the new single Entry Form to eliminate the response burden and replication of information by completing two or more forms by travelers upon arrival into American Samoa. According to a press release from the Governor's Office...
Workers at StarKist Samoa in American Samoa will be out of work for five weeks when the plant shuts down later this month have sought federal assistance. The shutdown is needed to install equipment and other upgrades to ensure the plant works more efficiently. US congresswoman's local director,...
With the Executive Branch executive workforce returned to full 80 hours per pay period, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has set by executive order overtime and compensatory time policies - which has been a challenge for the governor over the years in controlling overtime and comp-time. During a cabinet...
During an oceanographic research sail aboard the vessel “Robert C. Seamans,” Sea Education Association staff lead ASCC students in the appropriate line hauling method to raise the main sail, the largest sail on the ship. (Photo. S. Woofter)
In late September, twenty American Samoa Community College (ASCC) Marine Science Students embarked aboard the Sailing School Vessel (SSV) Robert C. Seamans to conduct oceanographic research around Tutuila.  This is the fourth season where the SSV Robert C. Seamans, owned and operated by the Sea...
White Sunday 2014 [SN file photo]
The annual White Sunday celebration coupled with the Monday federal and local holiday (Discoverers’ Day), adds up to a three-day weekend — and a busy one at that — as residents gear up for a day dedicated to the children of American Samoa. For lawmakers, however, they are getting an extra day off:...
StarKist Samoa official, Taotasi Archie Soliai. [SN file photo]
Because of testimony by some private sector representatives that they hadn’t had thorough discussions with Port Administration on the proposed hike in port fees and charges, the Senate Transportation/ Port Administration Committee has postponed taking complete testimonies from business members on...
Rendering of the proposed new Fono Building. [SN file photo]
Because of testimonies by some private sector representatives that they hadn’t had thorough discussions with Port Administration on the proposed hike in port fees and charges, the Senate Transportation/ Port Administration Committee has postponed taking complete testimonies from business members on...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata with philanthropist Lois Pope, and Rep. Lois Frankel.  [photo: courtesy]
AMATA APPRECIATES INAUGURAL DAY OF HONOR FOR DISABLED VETERANS WASHINGTON DC - Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 - Congresswoman Aumua Amata was pleased to attend the Inaugural Commemoration of the Day of Honor for American Veterans Disabled for Life at a special ceremony near the U.S. Capitol on their...
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Support local music and musicians — in the 2Samoas — by celebrating “random acts of rhythm” during a Samoana Jazz & Arts Festival’s Midnite At the Oasis — Part III — Three’s A Charm — Fundraiser Saturday, at the Fly By Nite Bar & Bowling Alley. It’s the last one before the festival kicks...
Port Administration director Taimalelagi Dr. Claire Poumele and ASG Property Management Office director Niumata appeared before the House Transportation/ Port Committee on Wednesday to discuss the issue regarding the selling of tugboats and barges to the Samoa government.  [photo: AF]
Port Administration director Taimalelagi Dr. Claire Poumele told House members this week that the reason why governor Lolo M. Moliga was trying to stop the sale of the two ASG tugboats and barges to Samoa, was based on different information her office received. She said when she received...

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