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Fialupe Felila Fiaui Lutu is the “official winner” of the Oct. 24th Special Election. [SN file photo]
FIALUPE LUTU OFFICIAL WINNER OF SPECIAL ELECTION — Chief election officer, Uiagalelei Dr. Lealofi Uiagalelei has declared candidate, Fialupe Felila Fiaui Lutu as the “official winner” of the Oct. 24th Special Election for  House of Representatives District #5, Sua #1 — comprising Fagaitua, Amaua,...
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The total FY 2018 budget for the Office of Public Information (KVZK-TV) is $1,901,500 of which $1,263,00 is local, while $638,500 is under the CBP grant. Samoa News obtained a copy of the final budget for the Office of Public Information after many in the public, as well as the Attorney General...
ASPA CEO, Utu Abe Malae told directors at a Cabinet meeting last week that he doesn't want the territory to face the same financial problems as Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. [photo: SN file photo]
American Samoa Power Authority CEO, Utu Abe Malae told government leaders during a cabinet meeting last week, that he doesn’t want American Samoa to face the same financial problems Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands are facing right now. And to make sure the territory doesn't duplicate those...
Formerly the Bank of Hawaii's central office in American Samoa, it is now the location of the Territorial Bank of American Samoa. [SN file photo]
Beginning Monday, October 30th, the Territorial Bank of American Samoa began transitioning its debit card program. As part of the overall strategy of the bank, a new debit card program will begin. Because of this, current debit cards will no longer be effective in either a point of sale device, or...
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The regular routine for dozens of local residents who receive dialysis treatments at the LBJ Medical Center was disrupted momentarily last week, after chlorine was found in the reverse osmosis unit. However, reports that dialysis patients had to fly to neighboring Samoa to receive treatments,...
Gov. Lolo M. Moliga [SN file photo]
Gov. Lolo M. Moliga told Directors during last week’s Cabinet meeting that the main reason why there are a lot of problems the government is still facing right now, is because some directors are not following the law, while others are not doing their duties as leaders. Lolo said he just found out...
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A 42-year-old man who was convicted by the High Court for attempted felonious restraint is ordered to serve 20 months behind bars, as part of a 5-year probation sentence. Isaia Osa was initially charged with attempted rape, first degree sexual abuse, and attempted felonious restraint — all felonies...
Director of Human and Social Services Taeaoafua Dr. Meki Solomona shortly after his confirmation hearing at the Fono. [SN file photo]
KHJ News has learned that the erroneous transfer of $200,000 occurred earlier this month to a company called Advance Solution Inc., which is a vendor of the DHSS, but apparently the account number the money was sent to, was not the same as the one ‘on record’. Treasurer Ueligitone Tonumaipe’a is...
Bags and boxes of food items were distributed Thursday to employees of the Satala can plant, Talofa Systems American Samoa Inc., thanks to the generosity of Panamex and nonprofit organization God Restores and Saves Precious People (GRASPP).  [photo courtesy] 
United Fishing Agency Ltd. is looking at American Samoa’s labor force, especially cannery workers, to recruit for its Honolulu-based operation, as the company is “sympathetic to the plights” of unemployment in the territory following the closure last December of Samoa Tuna Processors Inc. As word...
Congresswoman Amata with Mr. Pascua in Washington, D.C. for the ceremony honoring Filipino veterans. [Courtesy photo]
Washington, D.C.  — Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed and attended this week’s special ceremony and Congressional Gold Medal presentation to Filipino World War II veterans who fought under the flag of the United States. “It was special to be there in honor of these veterans and their courageous...

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