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A look at the 1,410 kW of solar PV panels, of the Ta’u Renewable Energy PV project, commissioned Thursday and located on Faleasao village, Ta’u island, in Manu’a. While the project was officially commissioned Thursday, it became operational in the last two days.  [photo: AF]
The American Samoa Power Authority yesterday commissioned its Ta’u island renewable energy project in the village of Faleasao, while the Ofu island renewable project is scheduled to be dedicated during the later part of next month. Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga, other government officials and invited...
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The South Pacific Academy is holding its annual Halloween Carnival tomorrow, Saturday, from 4p.m. to 9p.m. at the school’s campus in Tafuna. It’s a yearly major fundraising event for the school and is much anticipated in the community. As per norm, the whole community is invited to join SPA for an...
Responding to Samoa News inquiries, chief election officer Uiagalelei Dr. Lealofi Uiagalelei reconfirmed that the local Congressional race does not require a run-off if a candidate does not receive 50 percent-plus one vote in the general election.   He said federal legislation, referred to as the “...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has signed into law an administration bill, passed by the Fono on Oct. 14, that would overhaul the current litter laws by strengthening, among other things, enforcement authority to include more government departments and agencies. “This is a good day going forward for...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga says the US Interior Department has asked American Samoa to look into the current practice where the Secretary of Interior appoints the chief justice and associate justice of the High Court. The governor made the revelation during the recent American Samoa Bar Association...
While $1 million has been approved for shipyard infrastructure improvements, American Samoa Economic Development Authority Board Vice Chair Utu Abe Malae says the board is waiting for a cost benefit analysis from the Shipyard Service Authority, which oversees the government owned facility, before...
Recipients of the ASCC in-house scholarships for fall 2016 are (left to right) John Scanlan, Leilani Vili, Jason Tufele and James Scanlan. The in-house scholarships are intended primarily to assist students with outstanding academic achievement who do not qualify for federal financial aid. For details of recipients see story inside. [Photo: J. Kneubuhl]
The Division of Student Services at the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) has announced the recipients for the fall 2016 semester of the College’s two In-House Scholarships. In addition to recognizing outstanding academic performance, these scholarships also offer support to scholars who do...
Assistant Attorney General Jerard Murphy yesterday informed the District Court that police officials from the government of Tonga are in the territory to escort Dean Fletcher back to the island kingdom where he is wanted for the alleged murder of his wife this year. Fifty-three-year-old Fletcher...
More than 5 million pounds of commercial fish landing in American Samoa — home to two tuna canneries and several fishing vessels — was recorded for 2015, according to a new fishery report by the federal government. American Samoa is included in the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration...
Lealaifuaneva Peter E. Reid Jr. passed away last weekend. He had just turned 84. He is missed by his family, his village, his aumaga and his friends… [Family courtesy photo]
 “The legacy that our father has left behind is vast ranging from the business world to the sports world to the fisheries, to the service organizations in which he was a member. To us, his five children, he was our role model and our mentor both professionally and personally,” said Mrs. Olivia Reid...

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