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WASHINGTON (Press Release) -- Interior Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas Doug Domenech has announced the release of more than $9.6 million in grant funding to American Samoa through the Office of Insular Affairs' capital Improvement Project Program for fiscal year 2017. "We are happy to ...
Lolo said for American Samoa to emulate some of the most sought after wedding destinations in the Pacific like Fiji and Samoa, the Visitors Bureau was working closely with the Attorney General's Office. The bureau's executive director David Vaeafe said the wedding industry was a multi-billion-dollar ...

The Department of Health in American Samoa is being asked what measures it's taking to protect the territory from dengue fever. no caption. Photo: 123RF. This followed five deaths in neighbouring Samoa from a dengue outbreak that began in October. On Friday, American Samoan senator ...
Currently it is prohibited for any person below the age of 18 to purchase or distribute tobacco products in American Samoa. There are also fines in place for stores which sells cigarettes or other tobacco products to minors. The Comprehensive Report also states the governor is planning to submit a proposal ...
A Talofa Airways Twin Commando aircraft damaged its front and back wheels after landing at American Samoa's Pago Pago International Airport on Friday. The damaged Twin Commando aircraft. Photo: supplied / Danika Adam. It's suspected that there was a fault with the plane's hydraulics. None of the ...
The charismatic preacher was the former general superintendent of the Samoan World Fellowship of the Assembly of God Church. He was a regular on both TV and radio and renowned for his his humorous but piercing sermons. He didn't shy away from criticising government leaders, matais and women ...

The Environmental Protection Agency and Pittsburgh-based StarKist Co. have reached a new agreement in the government's environmental enforcement action over the company's American Samoa plant. The Justice Department announced the new agreement in Tuesday's Federal Register. The original ...
The U.S. tax reform bill that's expected to clear Congress on Wednesday, 20 December will not include an extension of an economic development credit for American Samoa. However, American Samoa's delegate in Congress said she's hopeful the program, which StarKist's Chief Executive Officer has ...
Two of the three U.S. territories in the Pacific opted into AT&T's FirstNet network for first responder communications over the past week. The decisions this month from Guam and American Samoa leave the Northern Mariana Islands as the only U.S. constituency to remain undecided. All 50 states, along with ...
American Samoa Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga announces that he has accepted the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) deployment plan offered by FirstNet and AT&T, making American Samoa the second Pacific territory to "opt in" to the FirstNet system.
SUVA, Dec. 9 (Xinhua) -- Miss American Samoa, Matauaina Toomalatai, was crowned on Saturday night Miss Pacific islands 2017 in Nadi, the third largest city of Fiji, which hosted the 31st beauty pageant of the South Pacific island states. Toomalatai's victory in the beauty contest has ended American ...
The American Samoa government is thinking about buying a small aircraft to fly between Tutuila and Manu'a. No caption. Photo: lenor/123RF. The Director of commerce Keniseli Lafaele and a former senator Paepae Iosefa Fiaui travelled to the US last month to look at planes. Mr Lafaele said while Samoa ...
American Samoa has asked Samoa to ensure that longliners that have shifted there deliver to the the territory's StarKist cannery instead of to Asia. The request was made during the two Samoa talks which were held this week in Apia, the first time in three years. The StarKist Samoa cannery has closed ...
American Samoa wants a new entry permit programme for US Nationals born in the territory to enter Samoa. no caption. Photo: piccolamarina/123RF. The proposal was discussed during Thursday's two Samoa meeting between leaders of American Samoa and Samoa in Apia. American Samoa has ...
As the United States Senate debates whether to pass a tax reform bill, the tiny territory of American Samoa is hoping a proposed tax credit extension will stick with the proposed legislation. U.S. Delegate Aumua Amata, America Samoa's non-voting congressional representative, said extending the American ...
January will mark two years since a groundbreaking ceremony at a site in American Samoa where Filipino company AVM Bernardo planned to build a multi-line food processing plant. no caption. Photo: RNZI / Monica Miller. When asked what has happened to the venture, Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga ...
Mr Bala said Miss Solomon Islands Emily Chan and Miss American Samoa Matauaina To'omalatai arrived earlier this week and the rest of the seven contestants were expected to arrive tomorrow. He said the nine contestants would be vying for the Miss Pacific islands title compared to eight contestants ...

The police began carrying firearms three months ago but there are concerns over the amount of training officers have received and whether there's been enough vetting. Our correspondent in Pago Pago Monica Miller said a selection of officers have received training from a retired officer from the Los ...
The criticism surfaced early this year when the governor denied a request by StarKist to construct cold freezer storage on government land at the shipyard facility. So when StarKist, which is the largest private employer in American Samoa, closed down for two weeks in September this year due to a shortage ...
Officials in American Samoa say a Philippines-based company is moving forward with its food processing plant in the territory. AVM Bernardo engineering has plans to invest $US106 million to set up the plant which is expected to provide 800 jobs. Pago Pago Harbour, American Samoa Photo: AFP ...
... are just starting to suffer from kidney disease. Faumuina said the staff involved in the clinc, such as nutritionists, pharmacists, doctors and nurses are volunteering their time to tend to patients. He is optimistic the clinic will help slow down the fast spread of diabetes and kidney disease in American Samoa.
A magnitude 6.0 earthquake has struck west of Samoa and American Samoa but there is no tsunami warning. Associated PressNovember ... It struck shortly before 7am AEDT on Tuesday and was centred 334km west of Apia, Samoa, and 466km west of Pago Pago, American Samoa. The Pacific Tsunami ...
American Samoa's Department of Public Safety is reported to be tracking the whereabouts of a former police officer Steve Tuatoo and has ...
Lessons to be learned after American Samoa hit by quake ... Authorities in American Samoa say there are important lessons to be learned after ...
This would reduce federal taxes on income earned by qualifying US firms in American Samoa, such as those in the tuna industry.
American Samoa's attorney general says as far as his government is concerned it has paid a company for its services to the Department of ...
Another tweeted: "earthquake here in American Samoa! ... A third added: "A 6.9 magnitude earthquake hit American Samoa about 10 minutes ...
At 2 a.m. local time Sunday, daylight saving time bids adieu and standard time re-emerges for most people in the United States. The shift ...
David Vaeafe, executive director of the American Samoa Visitors Bureau, has replaced Tahiti's Ollivier Amaru as chairman of the South Pacific ...
He traveled about 300 miles north to American Samoa, where he was ... U.S. Marshals escorted him to Honolulu because American Samoa ...
After making the move from American Samoa to Pullman, Washington state seniors Frankie Luvu and Daniel Ekuale will play college football in ...
American Samoa is not part of Samoa. American Samoa is owned by the United States government, a prize of post-World War II negotiations.
New Zealand construction firm, McConnell Dowell, has been awarded the contract for the upgrade of the Pago Pago airport runway in ...
It's been revealed the American Samoa government has again been the victim of a hacker. In 2011 $US1.2 million dollars was transferred from ...
New Zealand construction firm, McConnell Dowell, has been awarded the contract for the upgrade of the Pago Pago airport runway in ...
American Samoa official calls for improved fishing access ... An American Samoa fisheries official says the US tuna fleet is "under siege" from ...
American Samoa's representative in the US Congress Aumua Amata has appealed to fellow lawmakers to support her call for financial ...
In a preliminary preferred amendment tabled Friday (Oct. 20) to the American Samoa longline limited entry program, the WPRFM would allow ...
fish supply remains a challenge for the American Samoa-based StarKist cannery, but the company is hoping things will improve by the new ...
EAST LANSING - Bob Apisa was 7 years old when he left his Native American Samoa for Hawaii. One of 11 children in the family, he didn't ...
A team of doctors and medical personnel form Samoa's Ministry of Health and the World Health Organisation has been in American Samoa to discuss with local health ... He said they were planning to have a mass treatment campaign similar to one carried out in American Samoa a number of years ago.
... made to go back to Samoa on the return trip eight hours later. American Samoa has a 20-year-old policy that forbids foreign women who are six, or more, months pregnant from entering the territory. It was intended to stop them giving birth in American Samoa and the child qualifying for US national status.
Nearly 2,000 employees at a cannery in American Samoa will be returning to work this week, after five weeks without pay. Cannery, American Samoa Photo: Supplied. The workers at StarKist Samoa have been without pay cheques since production was shut down to upgrade the plant, which was part of a ...
More than 1600 care packages were distributed to employees of American Samoa's StarKist Samoa and the can plant, Talofa Systems, at the ...
In American Samoa torrential rain has flooded roads and felled trees and a flash flood warning in effect remains in force this morning.
Dock charges to rise by 60 percent in American Samoa ... The American Samoa governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga has approved a rise in wharf ...
US$107,000 dollars has been raised in American Samoa for victims of natural disasters on the United States mainland and its territories.
robot to patrol American Samoa marine sanctuary ... monitor and patrol marine sanctuaries and monuments in American Samoa and Hawaii.
elections authorities in American Samoa have announced three polling places for a special election this week. Voters will choose a new ...
The United States' ambassador to Turkmenistan has hosted a reception for Athletes and delegation members from the American Samoa ...


 

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