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Chief Procurement Officer, Dr. Oreta Mapu Crichton [SN file photo]
Despite thorough explanations provided to farmers about requirements of the school lunch program, Chief Procurement Officer, Dr. Oreta Mapu Crichton says there is still criticism from farmers, some of whom have made complaints when not happy with how the four different farmer co-ops are operating...
Samoa Head of State, Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi during his special Flag Day address at yesterday’s 2017 Flag Day ceremony at Veterans Memorial Stadium. [photo: AF]
With new communication technology taking communities by storm, Samoa’s Head of State, Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi says the traditional method to protect boundaries, le tuaoi, seem useless on social media, which is being used widely by today’s youth. Drawing from the words of psalmist, found in the...
Reaching a Senate decision to return to Manu’a two senatorial seats that the island group had more than four decades ago, is not going to be an easy one, as the Senate Rules Committee plans more hearings later this year, while it seeks official documents on why the change was made during the 1967...
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Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has called the first special session of the 35th Legislature to convene tomorrow, Tuesday, to last not more than five “calendar days”. Lolo’s letter calling the special session, received by the Fono last Thursday morning, outlines the governor’s agenda for the session,...
Just in time for the Easter and Flag Day holidays, there was good news for motorists as well as many other residents of the territory, with a drop in the new maximum allowable price (MAP) or wholesale price of all petroleum products sold in American Samoa. The new MAP is effective Apr. 15 to May 14...
The water slide bounce was a big hit on Saturday during the the 2nd Annual MASI Easter Bash at le Suigaula a le Atuvasa in Utulei. [Photo: EM]
Sunny weather, a beautiful beach view and the chance to pull on Easter-inspired dress ups and fun games — all at le Suigaula a le Atuvasa in Utulei. Last Saturday, beautiful Miss American Samoa Antonina Lilomaiava and the MASI team hosted their 2nd Annual Easter Bash, which was a recipe for a...
The 2017 Flag Day ceremony, under the theme, “Tupulaga Mo a Taeao (or Youth for Tomorrow)”, officially starts at 9a.m. today at Veteran Memorial Stadium in Tafuna, with all groups, organizations and schools that will take part in the parade to assemble around 6a.m. on the stadium’s field. In his...
Following her guest speech at an ASCC faculty conovocation, DOE Director Dr. Ruth Matagi-Tofiga (second right) took a moment to chat with (l-r) student Ulelemaikalani Nate Kwon, science instructor Gopalan Murali and automotive instructor Fred Suisala.  [Photo: J. Kneubuhl]
For the third Faculty Convocation of the spring 2017 semester, Department of Education (DOE) Director Dr. Ruth Matagi-Tofiga spoke before an audience of faculty members at the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) on Thursday, March 30. Known for her many years of public service, including a...
A handful of applications will be reviewed by a six-member committee for funding from American Samoa’s share of the federal State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) program, overseen by the Commerce Department, which is looking for private investors and financial institutions to provide...
Officials of the Manulele Tausala I and Manulele Tausala II teams of Nu’uuli after receiving their new uniforms from Forsgrens last Friday. [photo: AF]
The Flag Day fautasi committee has made official the results of today’s 2017 Fautasi championship race, based on the outcome earlier in the morning, with Manulele Tausala I fautasi of Nu’uuli taking first place. Second place is Iseula o le Moana of Fagatogo; followed by Fuao of Vatia; Paepaeulupo’o...

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