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Last week Thursday evening, the owner and head of South Pacific Distributors (SOPAC) Frank Shimizu and his sons cut the ula laumei for the grand opening of the SOPAC warehouse in Iliili, across from the Veterans Memorial Stadium. Father Vaiula Iulio blessed the warehouse. SOPAC is a family-owned, Guam-based business, whose local general manager is Mike Tolmie.  [Photo: EM]
Last week the head of South Pacific Distributors (SOPAC) Frank Shimizu flew in with his wife and sons for the grand opening of the SOPAC warehouse in Tafuna. SOPAC is a family owned business based in Guam. Shimizu, in his welcoming remarks said that each of his sons is running the company in other...
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Missed in the throes of fautasi fiva and Flag Day celebrations was National Lineman Appreciation Day, established in 2014 through a resolution adopted by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Board. While most celebrated it on April 10, others waited until April 18, while for some, it...
Congresswoman Amata, Vice President Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence wave to the crowd gathered at Pago Pago Intl Airport before departing for Honolulu on Air Force II.  [Courtesy photo]
Washington, D.C. — During a planeside ceremony unveiling a new sign for VA outpatient clinic in Tafuna, renaming it — the Faleomavaega Eni Hunkin VA Clinic — Vice President Mike Pence expressed his appreciation to Congresswoman Aumua Amata for introducing a bill for that purpose, which quickly...
[l-r] Sen. Satele Galu Satele Sr., along with the new Western District Governor, Tuiasina Sosene Esera, and Tuiasina Dr. Salamo Laumoli following a Western District meeting of traditional leaders yesterday morning at Satele’s Guest House in Vailoatai. Read Samoan story in today’s Lali section. [photo: AF]
Sen. Satele Galu Satele Sr appointed Tuiasina Sosene Esera of Tualatai county as the new Western District Governor, a position left vacant a few months ago following the passing of then Western District Governor Lualemaga E. Faoa, during the Western District meeting, despite several traditional...
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After making amendments to the 1998 executive order, which created the American Samoa TeleCommunications Authority with the Executive Branch, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has “reconstituted” the ASTCA board of directors. In amending the 1998 executive order, the governor said that the board now...
Contestant Eden Brown, in the first category — Lady Sofia look, which she won last Friday night at the Gov H. Rex Lee Auditorium in Utulei. Ms. Eden was crowned Miss SOFIAS after winning the categories of Lady Sofia, Swimsuit, Talent and Interview. See more photos in slideshow. [Photo:EM]
Friday night the Society of Fafafine in American Samoa held their 34th annual Miss SOFIAS pageant at the Gov. H. Rex Lee Auditorium in Utulei. This year’s winner, Ms Eden Brown, will go on to become an ambassador of the society, promoting a culture of love, respect and organizing future charities...
An alleged incident purported to happen on Ta'u, Manu’a over the weekend has been debunked by the local Department of Homeland Security, in a “special bulletin” released on Saturday, April 22, 2017 — 5:00 a.m. The incident was posted on Facebook in the early morning hours of Saturday. The incident...
Vice President Mike Pence stands with his wife Karen as they pose for a photo with officials and U.S. service members during a refueling stop in Pago Pago, American Samoa, Monday, April 24, 2017. Pence stopped in American Samoa after leaving Australia en route to Hawaii. (AP Photo/Ken Thomas)
US Vice President Michael Richard "Mike" Pence arrived in American Samoa yesterday, afternoon, for a flying visit, on his way to Honolulu, Hawai’i. During his brief stop, he did not leave the airport, as announced by Congresswoman Aumua Amata in her press release. Samoa News was told  by one of the...
Congressman Aumua Amata (far left-front row) with senators and Senate secretary Leo’o Va’a Ma’o (third row far right) in front of the Fono Building steps. [photo: AF]
Congressman Aumua Amata gave a briefing to a joint meeting with the Senate and the House this past Thursday morning. She had requested a chance to address lawmakers before she returns to Washington D.C. this weekend. Among the issues Amata shared with lawmakers is her ongoing work in the U.S...
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Despite many challenges faced by the LBJ Medical Center, especially in the area of finances, hospital board member, Rep. Faimealelei Anthony Allen, says the medical center continues to provide service to the public. Faimealelei made the statement during his confirmation hearing before a Senate...

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