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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...
Gubernatorial team Tuika Tuika and Salanoa Iuni Maeva Saveena during this past Monday’s Gubernatorial Forum on Disability issues. [photo: TG]
This past Monday at the Gov. H. Rex Lee Auditorium was a Gubernatorial Forum focusing on disabilities – an event that was open to the public to discuss issues like health, special education, Social Security benefits, employment, and an inclusive community in the territory. It was sponsored by the...
DISTRICT COURT JUDGE CONCERNED WITH DELAYED POLICE REPORTS Many of the cases presented before the District Court last week had to be continued because of the delay of police submitting their reports to the Attorney General’s Office. This prompted District Court Judge Fiti A. Sunia to say this is a...
A US mother, who adopted a daughter with Down Syndrome from Samoa, has lodged her opposition with the US State Department over several proposed amendments by the department regarding inter-country adoption. Among the proposed amendments are requirements for accreditation of agencies and approval of...
Various breadfruit species from Samoa will be researched and reproduced in the United States to counter hunger around the world.
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi and the Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries La’aulialemalietoa Leuatea Polataivao signed a memorandum of...

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