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Tau, MANU'A — “We’re fortunate enough to have Mr. Philo Jennings of the Governor’s Office here on Segaula grounds to introduce the basic fundamentals of music and different instruments” including the clarinet, trombone, alt, tenor & baritone saxophone, Segaula Manu’a High School personnel said...
Paper bag with groceries showing
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Four food items increased in price in the fourth quarter of 2022, while the cost for a case of chicken for the same quarter — October to December 2022 — declined, according to the 4th Quarter 2022 Consumer Price Index (CPI) released last week by the Commerce Department’s...
HOUSE SESSION
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The House of Representatives introduced a bill to increase taxes on diesel fuel and liquified petroleum gases, with the revenue to be placed in an earmarked fund for road maintenance. The measure is sponsored by Faipule Manumaua Wayne Wilson, Samuel Ioka Ale Meleisea and...
LBJ HOSPITAL CAMPUS
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — No critical disruptions to services were reported as a result of the power outage at the hospital on Monday this week. This was confirmed in a statement issued by the LBJ hospital. “No critical disruptions to services was the report given to LBJ Hospital CEO Moefa’auo...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The U.S. Census Bureau has launched data collection for the 2022 Economic Census for businesses across the U.S and the Insular Areas — including American Samoa. The Census Bureau announced Tuesday in a national statement that it has begun data collection for the economic...
Miss American Samoa Kauhani Mea’alofa Teisa Fuimaono
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The detrimental effects of climate change and the impact it has on American Samoa and other Pacific islands, is why facing this as a united Pacific family is important, Miss American Samoa Kauhani Mea’alofa Teisa Fuimaono said during the pre-pageant interview yesterday...
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Apia, SAMOA — A grant funding arrangement has been signed between the New Zealand and Samoa governments to support the tourism industry in its post-pandemic recovery efforts. Known as the Samoa Tourism Recovery and Resilience Program (STRRP), it also aims to build a sustainable, inclusive and...
Senate President Tuaolo Manaia Fruean
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Businessman Papali’i Lauli’i Alofa has been subpoenaed to testify before the Senate Select Investigative Committee this Friday, Feb. 3, 2023. This is over the alleged land grab at Nu’u Fou that came to light last year.  A senator confirmed to Samoa News that the SSIC has...
Territorial Administration on Aging Director Evelyn Lili’o Satele shaking hands with lawmakers
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Issues regarding the quality, portion and timing of the food distribution to the elder population raised in the Fono has led to a hearing before the House of Representatives. Territorial Administration on Aging Director Evelyn Lili’o Satele and her subordinates appeared...
Sen. Satele Lili’o Aliita’i
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Is the Legislative Branch, its employees and lawmakers included in the direct-deposit mandate issued by acting governor Talauega Eleasalo Ale? That question was publicly raised during Monday’s Senate session — and that is something lawmakers have also asked each other....

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