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Students during a clean up project along the Pala Lagoon shoreline in Lions Park
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata on Tuesday welcomed a 2020 National Coastal Resilience Fund (NCRF) grant that is directed to shoreline erosion improvement at Lions Park, Tutuila. The grant is for project final design and permitting in the effort to create a living shoreline along Lions...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa State Education Agency (SEA), which is the ASG Education Department (ASDOE), has requested a federal agency for a “waiver to restore” more than $600,000 originally committed to American Samoa for fiscal year 2017. The Nov. 10th “Letter of Waiver...
Aumua Amata in a file photo speaking at ASCC
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata on Tuesday welcomed House passage of a bipartisan effort she has supported, the National Sea Grant College Amendments Program Act of 2020, S. 910, often called the Sea Grant Reauthorization Bill. Congresswoman Amata cosponsored the House version of the...
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Seattle, WASHINGTON — The defense team for an American Samoa woman accused of fraud and theft claims that the defendant’s crimes were “borne out poverty, loss of financial control and a pathological desire to please,” according to the defense sentencing statement filed with the federal court in...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The US National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has issued a temporary rule  implementing an interim catch limit (ICL) of 13,000 pounds of American Samoa bottomfish for fishing years 2020 and 2021 - from Nov. 16, 2020 to May 17, 2021. “These interim management measures...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 42-year-old man accused of assaulting another man in Aua last month is scheduled to appear in Court this Thursday for a Status Hearing. The government’s attorney informed the court three weeks ago that there is a possibility additional charges would be filed against...
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Honolulu, HAWAII — The 184th meeting of the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council will convene December 2-4, 2020, by web conference (Webex) with host site for American Samoa at the Tedi of Samoa Building Suite 208B BOTTOMFISH CATCH LIMIT AND ACCOUNTABILITY MEASURES The Council will...
A State Senate worker in O'ahu, Jacob Aki
Honolulu, HAWAII — State and County workers in Hawai'i say there is renewed hope around the Covid response and possible self-determination, following the election of a new US president. While being physically removed from some of the direct impacts of the Donald Trump administration, there is a...
[l-r] Chief Associate Judge Mamea Sala Jr., Secretary of Samoan Affairs Mauga T. Asuega, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga and others turn the soil
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga was joined yesterday morning by Chief Associate Judge Mamea Sala Jr., and others for the ground breaking of the proposed new two-story court —  with an estimated cost of up to $7 million — at the former site of the old Communications building in...
Women at the Senior Citizens Christmas program.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Christmas celebration started early this year for the territory’s senior citizens who gathered last Friday morning, along with government officials and others to first dedicate the new Territorial Administration on Aging (TAOA) center in Tafuna. And the memories of...

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