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Congresswoman Aumua Amata is in town this week hosting several town hall meetings to discuss recent events in Congress, take questions, and hear from constituents in American Samoa. [Courtesy photo]
Congresswoman Aumua Amata this week is hosting several town hall meetings to discuss recent events in Congress, take questions and hear from constituents in American Samoa. “It’s always so good to be home with our people, and talk with you about all that’s happening here in American Samoa and in...
In this Samoa News file photo, breadfruit starts were available at a Farm Fair in American Samoa. [SN file photo]
The 2017 Samoa Pacific & Global Breadfruit Summit concluded last week in Apia with a resounding thank you to Samoa for a hosting job well done. The Summit theme, "Home of the Ma'afala" resonated with participants who came from around the Pacific, Caribbean, Asia, Africa, the US and Canada in...
Federal firearms instructor, Ernie Haleck during his remarks at a ceremony held yesterday to announce the 41 local police officers that are now certified to carry weapons. [photo: AF]
Federal instructor and trainer, Ernie Haleck, has certified forty-one local police officers to carry weapons while on duty. Samoa News should point out that certain police officers — such as those in Vice & Narcotics Tactical Unit — are on call 24/7, which means they are armed 24/7; this would...
The life of the late Terry “Kanalu” Young, a UH Manoa Hawaiian Studies professor and indigenous rights activist, is profiled in the film “Kū Kanaka/Stand Tall,” one of the two features included in this year’s Deep Waters Film Festival, which takes place in the ASCC Lecture Hall this Thursday from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Admission is free and the public is welcome. (Courtesy Photo)
Pacific Islanders in Communications (PIC), a nationally-funded organization based in Honolulu, strives to promote filmmaking as a storytelling medium among the indigenous populations of Hawaii and the US Pacific Territories. For the past several decades, PIC has presented a yearly showcase at the...
C M Y K Page 6 samoa news, Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Members of the ASG scholarship board appeared before the House Education & Scholarship Committee yesterday morning to discuss the issue of delayed checks for students attending school off island. [photo: AF]
The House Education & Scholarship Committee held a hearing yesterday morning with members of the ASG Scholarship Board, to discuss complaints from parents of students — government scholarship recipients — who claim that there are delays in the issuance of checks to pay for their tuition. The...
The American Samoa Power Authority “takes seriously its customers ability to pay and has worked hard to reduce its costs to keep electric rates affordable,” wrote ASP A board chairman Fonoti Perelini Perelini in a letter to Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga. The governor had written to the Board late last...
This Samoa News file photo shows Luki Te'etai Tuitasi and the crew from Public Works are preparing the area in front of the Jean P. Hayden Museum, for the construction of a new 2-story structure that will provide more storage, office and display space for the Jean P. Hayden Museum.  [SN file photo]
SPECIAL ELECTION DIST.#5, SUA#1 NEXT TUESDAY Chief election officer, Uiagalelei Dr. Lealo Uiagalelei issued a reminder yesterday to all registered electors of House of Representatives District# 5, Sua#1, that next week Tuesday, Oct. 24th is the Special Election, with polls open for 12 hours...
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An Independent Auditor’s Report of the American Samoa Telecommunications Authority — Years Ended September 20, 2016 and 2015 —by Aldrich CPAs + Advisors LLP, reported on April 26, 2017, that it prepared the financial statements “assuming ASTCA will continue as a going concern.” A copy of the report...
American Samoa members at yesterday’s opening of the 171th Meeting of the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council. [l-r] Marine and Wildlife director Va’amua Henry Sesepasara, StarKist Samoa official Toatasi Archie Soliai and Christinna Lutu-Sanchez of Longline Services Inc. Va’amua, Taotasi and Lutu-Sanchez are American Samoa members on the Council. [photo: FS]
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga says he plans to take the Territory of American Samoa’s case — re fishing rights in the Large Vessel Prohibited Area (LVP A) — all the way to the “highest court in the land” referring to the US Supreme Court. Lolo mentioned the LVP A case as part of his remarks at...
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The American Samoa TeleCommunications Authority’s current technology “infrastructure” can handle a government sales tax using internet connection to collect sales data and other information, says ASTCA chief executive officer Pulele’iite Tufele Jr. ASG Revenue Task Force officials had testified...

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