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Samoa Tuna Processors Inc., plant in Atu’u with its logo, on Oct. 13, the same day its owner Tri Marine International announced the indefinite closure of STP, effective Dec. 11.  [photo: AF]
A businessman from a well-known family in Samoa that owns and operates several businesses was in the territory last week and toured Samoa Tuna Processors Inc., (STP) cannery, along with two males, who are believed to be officials from a US company, according to STP employees, who also say that...
A look at part of the crowd standing at the conclusion of last Thursday evening’s gubernatorial forum hosted by the American Samoa Bar Association.  [photo: FS]
During the recent American Samoa Bar Association gubernatorial forum, candidate for governor Tuika Tuika didn’t mince any words to the question about the spread of illegal drugs in the territory, alleging that most of the people who are enforcing the law “are also involved in drugs.” However,...
While the new fish market manager and operator discussions are not finalized, the Commerce Department is entertaining Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga’s idea of building a two-story building in Fagatogo with the first floor an open fish market place — similar to fish market facilities in Samoa and Hawai’i...
ANOTHER DOMESTIC CASE LANDS IN COURT A man accused of assaulting his wife by punching her in the face, pulling her hair and shoving her down, all in front of the couple’s children, made his initial appearance in District Court yesterday where he is charged with two misdemeanor counts of third...
A look at part of the crowd standing at the conclusion of last Thursday evening’s gubernatorial forum hosted by the American Samoa Bar Association.  [photo: FS]
A plan for American Samoa’s future political status and whether or not to elect the territory’s Attorney General, are among the more than ten questions asked of the candidates for governor during last Thursday’s gubernatorial forum hosted by the American Samoa Bar Association. The political status...
ELECTION OFFICE REMINDERS TO VOTERS The Election Office reminds all registered voters who have not picked up their voter ID, to do so and that only the elector is allowed to pick up his/ her voter ID and no one else. Election officials say that many electors have registered and have taken their...
An American Samoa based longline vessel has been given a proposed fine for illegally fishing in closed fishing grounds around territorial waters while a Hawai’i-based longliner vessel has also been given a proposed fine for illegally fishing in Samoa’s exclusive economic zone, according to a...
Former Chamber of Commerce chairman, David Robinson suggests that the American Samoa Government focus on what it wants to do for economic development and to attract investors and “then get its accurate cost” to ensure that it does work. Several issues were covered during a Samoa News interview...
In this file photo from earlier this month, Utu Abe Malae speaks at the opening of the Territorial Bank of American Samoa. [SN file photo]
With the planned indefinite closure in December of Samoa Tuna Processors cannery, the American Samoa Power Authority has already looked at the impact it will have on its own operations. Tri Marine International announced last week the closure of the canning operation of its American Samoa plant...
International actress and Grammy Award winning vocalist, Tia Carrera, has great fondness for the Samoas.  [Photo by Barry Markowitz]
Tia Carrera has fond regard for her time in both Samoas. And with her Dad and tennis Ace sister's time in the Territory, you can bet she would listen to an offer to perform at the next Samoa Jazz Festival. Only problem, nobody ever thought to invite her.   Cool Stuff was en route to Pago for the...

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