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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Three students zeroed in on the effectiveness of the government’s TALOFAPass websystem as part of the Department of Education’s Young Writers Essay Contest for the month of November. The Curriculum and Instruction Division of the DOE submitted nine essays for publication...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Three men appeared in the District Court this week in relation to the drug raid in Mesepa. Alvin Unasa is charged with unlawful possession of methamphetamine (meth) with intent to distribute and unlawful possession with bail set at $40,000. The co-defendants are Viane...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Children with special needs and their parents were treated to an early Christmas party at the Department of Women and Youth Center. Parents of Children with Special Needs Network (PCSN) partnered with the Department of Health as well as high school Interact Clubs and the...
Sam Rayburn Capitol Office Building
Washington, D.C. – For the first time in Congresswoman Uifa’atali Aumua Amata’s four terms in Congress, American Samoa’s congressional office in DC is moving. Every two years, with 441 total seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, several dozen locations become available following retirements...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The U.S Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) “is looking into” the “matter” in American Samoa, where Carl’s Jr restaurant closed this past Saturday after employees were possibly affected by unidentified fumes. This is according to the U.S Labor Department...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Pacific Island Foundation (PIF), a nonprofit organization, is bringing opera stars to the territory for the first time, as part of their outreach activities, they have planned with the local schools. “This December, Pacific Island Foundation (PIF) will be bringing in...
Rep. Luaitaua Gene Pan
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The hospital Chief Executive Officer Moefaauo Bill Emmsley has requested the Department of Treasury to pay the Emergency Medical Services overtime. This is outlined in a submission by the hospital when they appeared before the House of Representatives during a hearing on...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — If you felt like the territory’s roads are always crowded with vehicles — both commercial and private motor vehicles — data from the 2020 Statistical Yearbook for American Samoa, recently released by the Commerce Department’s Statistics and Analysis Division, confirm you...
DPS BADGE
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The recent reshuffle within the Department of Public Safety has raised concerns by police officers over the lack of communication on the changes made by the Acting Police Commissioner Fo’ifua Vaipuna Jr Fo’ifua. However, other police officers told Samoa News the changes...
 Moefaauo Bill Emmsle
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A survey conducted by the hospital uncovered the high number of flu-like symptoms in children and elders with underlying health conditions receiving medical care in the hospital in the last few weeks. However, these are not respiratory syncytial virus RSV cases,...

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