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The US Department of Transportation has granted approval of a joint application filed in July by US based American Airlines and Fiji’s national carrier, Fiji Airways to expand the two carriers’ code-sharing agreements — in which each airline publishes and markets a flight under its own airline...
Seven new police officers to be recruited for the Department of Public Safety, and whose salaries are funded by a federal grant, will be serving as community officers at schools, says Criminal Justice Planning Agency (CJPA) director Keith Gebauer during a House Judiciary Committee hearing yesterday...
The caseload currently handled by the Public Defender’s Office has decreased compared to the past case load, and Public Defender Douglas Fiaui believes the reason for the drop in cases is that the Attorney General’s Office is charging people on what “they can prove.” It was revealed during a recent...
In making a permanent program that provides communications equipment to low-income individuals who are deaf-blind, the US Federal Communication Commission has also extended the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program (NDBEDP) to residents of American Samoa, Guam and the Commonwealth of...
Ropate Delana (R)  and Princess Diana Pulu Iaulualo are members of the American Samoa Aquatic Agency (ASAA) Surf-Guard that were on hand last Saturday at the Su’igaula ole Atuvasa Beach Park during the DOC Annual Coastal weekend celebration. They rescued one man, who was not wearing a life jacket, when his kayak overturned and couldn’t swim, as well as two young children who were swimming in the Utulei Beach area.   [photos: courtesy ASSA ]
Last week Saturday during the DOC Annual Coastal weekend celebration, a man with no life jacket or swimming skills was rescued from the waters in front of the DDW Café area, Utulei Beach, during a kayak-racing event, by the American Samoa Aquatic Agency (ASAA) Surf-Guard. Apparently the man was...
Fall 2016 inductees into the Alpha Epsilon Mu chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society at ASCC pause for a group photo while waiting for last week's induction ceremony to begin. (  [Photo: J. Kneubuhl]
The American Samoa Community College (ASCC) Alpha Epsilon Mu chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society held its fall 2016 induction ceremony on Thursday, September 22, welcoming 15 new members who took the oath of allegiance into the prestigious nationwide organization. Family and friends...
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In the wee hours of Wednesday morning, the Department of Public Safety’s Fire Department worked hard to try put out a huge fire at around 3a.m. at the Asifoa building in Fagatogo, located behind the ASTCA communications building. Luckily, the Fire Department contained the fire from spreading to...
Although American Samoa has recovered physically through repairs of damaged properties following the September 2009 tsunami, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga says the pain continues to linger within the heart of family members who lost loved ones. Seven years ago today — on Sept. 29, 2009 at 6:38 a.m. — a...
Territorial Bank of American Samoa has already started marketing its products to government employees and some of those products include debit cards and ‘fa’alavelave loans”, which is expected to attract a lot of customers for the ASG owned commercial bank still set to open next Monday. A few of...
Lt. Governor Lemanu Peleti Mauga (c) and First Lady Cynthia Moliga during the Rotary Club of Pago Pago and Hawaiian Airlines Tsunami Memorial Service this past Saturday morning. [photo: TG]
This past Saturday morning at the Lions Park in Tafuna, the Rotary Club of Pago Pago in conjunction with Hawaiian Airlines hosted their annual memorial service, to commemorate and celebrate the lives of those who were lost in the Tsunami of Sept. 29, 2009. It also provides a time for the survivors...

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