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Fiji Airways is looking at expanding operations in the Pacific, and American Samoa is being considered as part of the expansion, according to American Samoa Visitors Bureau Executive Director David Vaeafe in a letter to Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga and Lt. Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga.   An Aug. 15th...
Members of the Department Of Health and media representatives that were present during CDC's 2016 Zika Virus Response press conference that was held yesterday – posing with CDC representative Dr. Gerry Fajardo (center-bottom). [photo: TG]
The Center of Disease Control (CDC) reached out to American Samoa on the issue of our local Zika Virus cases, through CDC Team Leader Dr. Geronicio C. Fajardo, who was present during the 2016 CDC Zika Virus Response Media Round Table held yesterday morning at the Department of Heath satellite...
Robert Ho Chee testifying during his Senate confirmation hearing yesterday as Commissioner of the Office of Financial Institution. He was later confirmed by the Senate and is now the first commissioner for the Office of Financial Institution.   [photo: AF]
The Fono has officially confirmed Robert Ho Chee for a four-year-term as the first Commissioner of the Office of Financial Institution. The OFI’s initial operation expenses will be funded with proceeds from bonds issued by the American Samoa Economic Development Authority (ASEDA).   Ho Chee was...
Lt Governor Lemanu Peleti Mauga confirms that the Flag Day Race Committee has opted not to hold the finals for the fautasi race this year. Lemanu did not specify why the decision has come to this, but stated that this is following a meeting with Governor and all the captains. The meeting was held...
The status hearing on the preliminary examination for former ASG Employees Retirement Fund Executive Director, Luatua Filisouaiga Ta’afua, has been rescheduled for next week Friday, due to medical reasons. Luatua made his initial appearance on Wednesday in the District Court on 20 criminal charges...
Attorney Mark Ude is calling on Attorney General Talauega Eleasalo Ale to look into the Land Use Permit for the Pala Lagoon Swimming Center. In his letter on behalf of his client Lawrence French sent to the AG last week, Ude stated he received findings and the decision of the Zoning Board Chairman...
Attorney General Talauega Eleasalo Ale says the arrest warrant that was issued back in 2008 in the territory for Samoa’s Minister of Justice, Fa’aolesa Katopau Ainu’u on criminal charges of embezzlement, criminal fraud and felony stealing, is still valid. However he told Samoa News the AG’s office...
The Samoan language version of the US Department of Labor’s minimum wage poster for the 18 different industries in American Samoa. [photo: FS]
The US Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division has completed what USDOL officials are calling a “historic” move: translating into the Samoan language important materials dealing with wage and hour issues, including the minimum wage listings for American Samoa. Wage and Hour Division (WHD)...
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Sheep Shawl
Visitors to Holton’s Town Square on Saturday, Oct. 11, will have the opportunity to view the process of turning alpaca fiber into an article of clothing — or from “Sheep to Shawl,” as the process is known.   Sarah DeVader of Sarah’s En­chanted Cottage on the west side of the Square is putting the “...

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