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Some of the STP workers who have been laid off, packing all their belongings and things first to take to Samoa. Tickets for the ferry Lady Naomi were sold out, but Polynesian Shipping made it possible for the STP  and StarKist Samoa workers to have first priority to leave on Thursday.  [Photo: Ese Malala]
And that’s what Kolopa, who bought a ticket for herself for yesterday’s MV Lady Naomi sail, but decided at the last minute to give it away to one of the hundreds of Samoa Tuna Processors Inc., cannery employees, laid off as of last Friday. Samoa News learned of Kolopa’s generosity at the inter...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga in his Christmas address Sunday night at the Fagatogo Pavilion during the first night of the 39th annual Holiday Music Festival hosted by the American Samoa Council on Arts, Culture & Humanities and the Department of Youth and Women’s Affairs. Tonight is the last night of the holiday event.  [photo: AF]
During this time of the year, as Christians prepare to celebrate the birth of Christ, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has called on residents of American Samoa to ensure that peace and harmony as well as love are the most important priorities in every local family. The governor’s call was made during his...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Friday, the President signed H.R. 6452 into law. The “Ensuring Access to Pacific Fisheries Act” implements the Convention on the Conservation and Management of High Seas Fisheries Resources in the North Pacific Ocean, the Convention on the Conservation and Management of High...
During a recent cabinet meeting, LBJ Medical Center chief financial officer Pauline Gebauer announced that LBJ “is moving along, doing its very best” with what it has to operate with. She also said that its been almost three years since she has been with the hospital, and “this is the best that we’...
With American Samoa in the midst of a rainy season, Department of Health has urged residents to keep their surroundings clean, especially areas where mosquitoes breed as there are still mosquito borne diseases affecting American Samoa such as dengue fever and Zika. DoH official Tamasoali’i Dr....
At last week's Graduate Banquet, newly-appointed ASCC Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs Dr. Lena Galea'i Scanlan (left) presents a Teacher Education Department award to Ms. Katerina Joita Ameperosa, who has completed her Bachelor of Education - Elementary Education degree.  [Photo: J. Kneubuhl]
Several days prior to the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) graduation, the Division of Student Services hosts a Graduate Banquet, at which the members of the semester’s graduating class can enjoy a social occasion together. The banquet also provides a venue for the ASCC academic departments...
Newly elected Representative Samuel Meleisea exhorted the 65th ASCC graduating class during his keynote speech, to remember that family support is what will ensure your success — “It’s important for you to know that whatever you do and where ever you go, they’ll always be there for you.” The commencement ceremony took place last Friday morning at the ASCC gymnasium. See story inside. [photo: TG]
Last Friday morning the American Samoa Community College held their 65th Commencement Ceremon, at the school gymnasium with numerous family members, friends and supporters of all 139 graduates attending. Lt. Governor Lemanu Peleti Mauga representing the government had an opportunity to congratulate...
Customs agents confiscated three pounds of methamphetamine — “ice” — last week after a woman, later identified as Katrina Wells, claimed the parcel at the Fagatogo US Post Office. Wells has been charged with one count of unlawful possession of methamphetamines and she made her initial appearance in...
TULIESE TALIU During a court hearing last Thursday, Chief Justice Michael Kruse issued an official order for inmate Tuliese Taliu to depart American Samoa and remain out of the territory during his 5-year probation. Taliu had faced charges in two separate cases. The first was from three-years ago...
SHIPYARD SERVICE AUTHORITY HAS SURPLUS FUNDS During a recent cabinet meeting, Shipyard Service Authority Chief Executive Officer Moefa’auo ‘Bill’ Emmsley shared some good news saying an audit has been completed for FY 2016, which closed Sept. 30, 2016, and it shows that the government owned entity...

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