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An estimated 800 young people will be taking part in this year's Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP), the highest number of participants to date. [photo: Blue Chen-Fruean]
The DYWA Pago Pago Youth Community Center was jam packed yesterday morning, as hundreds of local youth, parents, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga, cabinet members, and representatives from the private sector were there to witness the official opening of this year's Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP)....
At the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council’s Fishers Forum on data collection programs held Wednesday night in Honolulu: (l-r) American Samoa Council Member Archie Soliai, Council Executive Director Kitty M. Simonds, American Samoa Council Member Christinna Lutu-Sanchez and Council Chair Edwin A. Ebisui Jr. [photo: WestPac Council]
An advisory panel, along with US longline vessel owners are concerned that a new dock for longliners at the Pago Pago Harbor is not among the projects listed in the Department of Port Administration’s capital improvement projects, according to a report by Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management...
A look at some of the beautiful lettuce that was produced during the six-week hydroponics gardening course hosted by the American Samoa Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence (ASCADSV). [photo: courtesy]
“This is one of the best programs that has been offered in the territory and everyone should be taking advantage of it.” Collectively, this is what the participants of the Hydroponics Gardening Program, hosted by the American Samoa Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence (ASCADSV), are...
Some of the CCCAS elders, with Chairman Rev. Elder Mamoe Eveni Jr. (right) during court proceedings between the CCCAS and Secretary General Rev. Amaama Tofaeono. The Court has ruled in favor of CCCAS, to take possession of the home Rev. Amaama and his wife occupy inside the Kanana Fou compound.  [photo AF]
The Trial Division of the High Court, in a decision issued last Friday, June 23, has ruled in favor of the Congregational Christian Church of American Samoa (CCCAS), saying that they are entitled to take possession of a church home at the Kanana Fou compound that housed Rev. Amaama Tofaeono, who...
StarKist Co. has applauded Congresswoman Aumua Amata’s work in Congress to ensure labor issues in American Samoa are addressed in the most productive way possible for all parties. Amata introduced last week Tuesday in the US House, federal legislation, “Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007” that would...
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A church minister from Samoa, who entered the territory on a 14-day permit, has been sentenced to probation, after he pled guilty to public peace disturbance, a crime punishable by not more than six months imprisonment, or a fine of not more than $500, or both. Selesitino Teofilo, who arrived in...
This photo, taken last month in Apia, Samoa and provided over the weekend to Samoa News by ASG Commerce Department, shows [l-r] Youth and Women’s Affairs Deputy Director Pa’u Roy Ausage, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga, Samoa government fisheries official Ueta Fa’asili Jr, and the Governor’s chief of staff Fiu J. Saelua in front of the “super alia” vessel named, Ulimasao, which belongs to the Samoa government Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries.  [photo: provided DOC]
The ASG owned shipyard facility is expanding its workload, using its personnel with specific trade expertise for the alia boat repair project launched last week, and in the very near future, a further expansion with the “super alia” building project. These expansions at the Satala facility were the...
ASCC Marine Science student interns Claudia Thompson and Naomi Matagi teach local youth about fish anatomy and ecology through fish prints at the recent STEM Summit at Samoana High School.  [Courtesy Photo]
The Marine Science Program at the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) is proud to have a dedicated cohort of student interns who are spending a large part of their summer sharing their knowledge with the community. As part of the Marine Science Program, students can apply to various internship...
Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources Director Va’amua Henry Sesepasara. [SN file photo]
Draft legislation allowing whole shark landing in American Samoa, to comply with federal law, is completed and will go out for public comments soon, says Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources Director Va’amua Henry Sesepasara. Among several “action items” taken up at last week’s three-day...
Pictured is the exact location where the proposed youth center will be built.  [photo: Blue Chen-Fruean]
A new youth center is slated to be constructed later this year in Tafuna, next to the OMV compound, where the old VA center (bingo hall & bar) was located. This is according to Dept. of Youth and Women's Affairs (DYWA) Deputy Director Pa'u Roy Ausage, who told Samoa News last week that the...

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