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The cheerful and helpful atmosphere — a trademark of service in Manu’a’s Stores — has been replaced with a somber one, as staff and management mourn the loss of co-workers, friends and family members electrocuted last week Saturday at Manu’a’s Store location in the Tafuna industrial park. According...
The new Satala Power Plant, which is undergoing pre commissioning, can be converted to run on Liquefied Natural Gas, according to Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga, who also says that the cost of butane gas in American Samoa has decreased “dramatically” due to competition. Lolo made the comments in his...
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The Department of Treasury, Customs Division has written a letter to “all concerned” of the new way Customs will be computing the 5% excise tax it currently levies on all goods for sale or commercial use coming into the Territory, as of February 1, 2017. However, Samoa News has found out that...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has designated acting directors for two agencies for the second four-year term of the Lolo/Lemanu Administration. “Pending nomination and confirmation” by the Fono, the governor’s separate memos released yesterday afternoon by the Governor’s Office, designated Evelyn Lili’...
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LETALITONU ALOFAITULI The man accused of pointing a small handgun towards other men will be sentenced next month after he pled guilty to unlawful possession of an unlicensed firearm. Under the plea agreement with the government and accepted by the High Court last Friday, 49-year old Letalitonu...
American Samoans residing abroad and wanting a certified copy of their birth certificate from the Office of Vital Statistics, can order it online, through VitalChek Express Certificate Service, which touts itself as the only external processor authorized across the nation for ordering official...
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Tautai o Samoa Longline and Fishing Association has again informed Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga that reduction of the Large Vessel Protect Area (LVPA) from 50 to 12 miles in waters of American Samoa was for the survival of the US longline fleet fishing out of Pago Pago. Association President...
The American Samoa Small Business Development Center (SBDC), in collaboration with Bank of Hawaii, presnted grant awards to some of the Territory's especially promising small businesses at the end of 2016 to help them grow during 2017. Seen here at the presentation ceremony are (l - r) Mr. EJ Ozu (BOH), Nathan Ilaoa (Flying Fox Brewing Co.), Audrey T. Senefili (ACT Chips), Sefulutasi Senefili (ACT Chips), Tina Reid (chEATday), Matt Wade (Alliance Insurance and Financial Services), and Dr. Herbert Thweatt (S
Since the year 2000, the American Samoa Small Business Development Center (SBDC), hosted by the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) has been providing small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs in American Samoa the practical assistance they need to grow and prosper in today's economy. An...
Families, friends and co-workers of Saito Paulo at the chapel attending a prayer service for Paulo — he died yesterday morning. Paulo had been in a coma since he was involved in the electrocution incident while working for the Manu’a’s store, located in the Tafuna industrial park, on Saturday morning. He is the second person to have died from the incident.  [Photo: JL]
Saito Paulo of Fagaitua, who was one of the six people involved in the electrocution incident while working for Manu’a’s Store in the Tafuna industrial park, last Saturday, passed away yesterday morning. He had been in a coma in the Intensive Care Unit since the day of the incident. His family, at...
Fale near the Turtle and Shark overlook in Vaitogi village. [Tripmondo.com]
Criminal charges have been filed against Vise Gauta in connection with the shooting in Vaitogi over the weekend. Gauta is held on bail of $20,000 and is scheduled to appear in the District Court tomorrow. He was arrested over the weekend with his father-in-law Fata Solomona Siaumau, who was...

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