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Defendants in the Large Vessel Protect Area (LVPA) lawsuit have countered claims by plaintiff the Territory of American Samoa — that changes to the LVPA made this year are inconsistent with the Deeds of Cession (1900 Deed for Tutuila and Aunu’u and 1904 Deed for Manu’a), which is applicable law....
A Samoa Tuna Processors official has attributed “no truth” to a Samoa News story about a businessman from Samoa and two men from the US who toured the STP facility last week Thursday; and, also says the same of four other interested buyers. Samoa News reported yesterday that some STP employees told...
Compensating Zoning Board members and the obligation of a sitting administration to fill the vacancy for ASG boards and commissions were two separate questions raised during the recent American Samoa Bar Association gubernatorial forum for candidates for governor. The two questions come at a time...
A look at some of the participants, both local and off island, during Friday’s opening of the two-day Medical Symposium at the Gov. Rex Lee Auditorium.  [photo: AF]
Speaking at Friday’s opening of the two-day Medical Symposium, LBJ Medical Center chief executive officer Taufete’e John Faumuina outlined the many medical challenges faced by American Samoa while Lt. Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga told the gathering the government will provide resources to help fight...
Residents of Swains Island will be selecting their delegate to the local House of Representatives during an open meeting this coming weekend at the Election Office in Tafuna. Swains Island is currently represented by Rep. Su’a Alexander Eli Jennings who was first selected to hold office following...
Dr. Unasa Felise Va’a (left) , pictured in a 2012 Pacific Manuscripts Bureau (PAMBU) newsletter along with Kylie Moloney and Avologo Togi Tunupopo, head librarian, at the National University of Samoa Library. He is the keynote speaker of the first Tatau Forum to be held at the ASCC Lecture Hall on Thursday, October 27, from 9:00 to 2:30 P.M.  [photo: National Library of NZ website]
Alega, A.S. — The fun filled weekend we have been waiting for is almost here. The sweet fragrance of Moso’oi flowers are in full bloom, Palolo season is here, and Tisa’s Tattoo Festival leads the way for festivities of fa’afiafiaga season for Motu o Fiafiaga in October 27- 30, 2016. Are you ready?...
Velega Savali passed away on Oct. 15 2016, he was 72.  [SN file photo]
Velega Savali Savali Jr. was known for his bravery and outspokenness — speaking with “few words” when criticizing government leaders head on — out front. Former Senator, Treasurer, Chief Election Office, Vietnam Veteran and High Talking Chief, Velega passed away Friday October 15, 2016, he was 73....
Samoa Tuna Processors Inc., plant in Atu’u with its logo, on Oct. 13, the same day its owner Tri Marine International announced the indefinite closure of STP, effective Dec. 11.  [photo: AF]
A businessman from a well-known family in Samoa that owns and operates several businesses was in the territory last week and toured Samoa Tuna Processors Inc., (STP) cannery, along with two males, who are believed to be officials from a US company, according to STP employees, who also say that...
A look at part of the crowd standing at the conclusion of last Thursday evening’s gubernatorial forum hosted by the American Samoa Bar Association.  [photo: FS]
During the recent American Samoa Bar Association gubernatorial forum, candidate for governor Tuika Tuika didn’t mince any words to the question about the spread of illegal drugs in the territory, alleging that most of the people who are enforcing the law “are also involved in drugs.” However,...
While the new fish market manager and operator discussions are not finalized, the Commerce Department is entertaining Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga’s idea of building a two-story building in Fagatogo with the first floor an open fish market place — similar to fish market facilities in Samoa and Hawai’i...

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