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2016 - 2017 Teacher of the Year: Dana Love Ili – from the ‘Home of the Wildcats’ — Nu’uuli Vocational Technical High School. [photo: TG]
Announced yesterday afternoon at the local Department Of Education’s office in Utulei, was the 2016- 17 Teacher of the Year, Dana Love Ili, a secondary teacher who specializes in Special Education, and teaches at the Nu’uuli Vocational Technical High School, ‘Home of the Wildcats’. The Teacher of...
“Due to adverse business conditions,” Tri Marine International says it will “indefinitely suspend” canning operations on Dec. 11 at Samoa Tuna Processors (STP) facility, which was opened in January 2015 following a $70 million investment with plans to hire up to 1,500 workers once the facility was...
Benny, the four-legged Customs agent responsible for ‘sniffing’ out illegal drugs coming into the territory, made a another bust this past Monday, when a man from Pago Pago who was disembarking the Hawaiian Airlines flight claimed a suitcase containing a dozen ‘nuggets’ of marijuana. (A ‘nugget’ is...
[photo: TG]
Announced yesterday afternoon at the Department Of Education’s main office in Utulei, was the 2017 Teacher of the Year: Dana Love Ili (2nd from left), a Secondary teacher specializing in Special Education at the Nu’uuli Vocational Technical High School ‘Home of the Wildcats’. Pictured (left to...
A still image from ‘Sons of Halawa’, a documentary that looks at the challenges of carrying on cultural traditions in Molokai’s Halawa Valley in Hawai’i.  [photo: PIC]
The public is invited to enjoy two recent examples of regional filmmaking at its finest when the American Samoa segment of the “Deep Waters” Pacific Film Showcase takes place today, Thursday, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) Lecture Hall. This free event will...
INMATE ESCAPE STILL BEING INVESTIGATED Police Commissioner Save Liuato Tuitele has confirmed that a police investigation is on going as a result of an Asian inmate, Tao Liu, who allegedly escaped from the Territorial Correctional Facility two weekends ago. Save also told Samoa News last week that...
The Fish Market, under the jurisdiction of the Commerce Department, will soon have a new manager, who is reported to be a local businessman, and it will operate as a private business, according to the American Samoa Community Activities and Issues Report, presented at this week’s 168th meeting of...
Lawmakers reconvened yesterday after a mid session recess of one and half weeks with the current 4th Regular Session of the 34th Legislature to officially close tomorrow, Friday, with the dedication of the newly renovated Samoan Guest Fale on the Fono compound.  At yesterday’s Senate session...
In this Nov. 2010 Samoa News file photo, Tri Marine Managing Director, Joe Hanby, Luen Thai President & COO, Sam H.T. Chou, STP Chief Executive, Ian Boatwood, STP Facility Manager, Craig Double, and Luen Thai Special Projects Executive, Joe Murphy, discuss the rehabilitation of the old SamPac Chicken of the Sea Cannery now Samoa Tuna Processors, on the busy STP dock. Now STP will close indecently in Dec.  Read  story on left. [Photo: Barry Markowitz]
Tri Marine, owner of American Samoa based, Samoa Tuna Processors (STP), has announced today that canning operations will be indefinitely suspended effective December 11, 2016. Renato Curto, CEO of the entire Tri Marine Group said, “This is an incredibly difficult decision and one we make with a...
Over 17,000 electors are now on the voter registration roll for the November 8th general election, when voters go to the poll for the gubernatorial, congressional and the local House of Representatives races. Voter registration closed at 4:30p.m. Oct. 11 (Tuesday) but around 3p.m. that day,...

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