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In a documentary for Unreported World (28 April), reporter Sophie Morgan went to American Samoa in the Pacific Ocean, where 93 per cent of the population are clinically obese: the highest obesity ratio in the world.
"I'm very much pleased to see that President Trump listened to our concerns, especially after Governor Torres sent a joint letter with the governors of Guam and American Samoa, which pointed to fishing restrictions in waters surrounding the territories.
Shalom Luani is the latest in what has become a pretty long line of successful Washington state players from American Samoa, but he's likely to be the first of this latest string to be selected in the NFL Draft. As a junior college transfer, Luani had ...
Lolo Moliga of American Samoa urged Trump to "remedy the restrictions on fishing in waters surrounding the Pacific Island territories and commonwealth.
The commissioner was elaborating on the importance of having the Pacific Transnational crime Network or PTCN in all the Pacific islands.
Turns out, former Massachusetts senator Scott Brown is in line to become ambassador not only to New Zealand but also to Samoa. Need a refresher on all ...
His trip aboard the NOAA ship Okeanos Explorer will take him from American Samoa to Hawaii, some 2,550 nautical miles away.
UL biology professor Dr. Scott France will direct a three-week expedition to document what lies beneath the surface of a remote section of the Pacific Ocean.
PAGO PAGO (Office of the American Samoa Congressional Delegate) - On Monday, at the request of Congresswoman Amata, Vice President Mike Pence and wife Karen stopped in American Samoa on their way back to Washington, D.C. following the V.P.'s ...
Pence wrapped up a 10-day trip to Asia that included a visit to the Demilitarized Zone separating North and South Korea, consultations with leaders in South Korea, Japan, Indonesia and Australia, and a quick stop to see troops in American Samoa.
Pence wrapped up a 10-day trip to Asia that included a visit to the Demilitarized Zone separating North and South Korea, consultations with leaders in South Korea, Japan, Indonesia and Australia, and a quick stop to see troops in American Samoa.
Mr Shimizu said he'd like to see its started in American Samoa by next year. "In Guam we're very conservation-minded, at least this company is and we want to continue with that," said Mr Shimizu.
Senator Tuiagamoa Tavai asked her if President Donald Trump was aware of the close connection between Samoa and China, and the fact that Samoa is American Samoa's closest neighbour. He said several colleagues shared his concern, suggesting extra ...
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) - As tensions rose on the Korean peninsula, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, who has President Donald Trump's trust but little diplomatic experience to go with it, became the top American official headed to the region ...
Over the course of 2016, the virus spread to at least 58 countries and territories; outbreaks occurred in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Florida and Texas, and pregnant women infected with the disease during travel were ...
Four juvenile detention officers in American Samoa still haven't been given access to trial evidence despite being arrested and charged on felony charges almost a month ago.
There are worries about the levels of contamination in American Samoa's water with the Governor calling for urgent assistance to remedy the situation.
Hesitation by the United States is threatening American Samoa's involvement in a new undersea fibre optic cable with Samoa.
... Micronesia (Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru and the Federated States of Micronesia) and Polynesia (New Zealand, Hawaiian Islands, Rotuma, Midway Islands, Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Cook Islands, ...
David Vaeafe, executive director of the American Samoa Visitors Bureau, said the South Pacific Tourism Organization's memorandum of understanding with the South Pacific Cruise Alliance will open up opportunities for existing and new cruise destinations ...
"I never thought we'd be here, here in Indian Country," said Chief Sika Teleiai Misa of the Tribal Ways, and youth With a Mission Christian groups that emigrated from American Samoa via Hawaii nearly a dozen years ago. "Upon visiting here I thought the ...
"It was hell," said Filiaga, who was born in American Samoa and lived there until he completed the eighth grade. "I came in and the first thing we did was lift.
American Samoa's StarKist Samoa cannery has hit back at the results of the Greenpeace USA survey, which ranked the company's canned tuna product at the bottom of the 2017 Tuna Guide.
When the reduction in hours was first announced, the only exempted employees were doctors, nurses and teachers. A few days after Governor Lolo Molisa announced the seven-hour work day at a cabinet meeting on 5 April, an anonymous contract employee ...
American Samoa's attorney general has warned against a move to completely ban cigarettes and tobacco from being imported into the territory.
SPCA is a private and public sector cruise alliance made up of members from American Samoa, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, New Caledonia, Pitcairn Islands, Samoa and Tonga.
The United States Vice President is expected to dedicate an outpatient clinic in American Samoa to the memory of the late Congressman Eni Faleomavaega Hunkin, who passed away in February.
Lolo Matalasi Moliga said the people have always believed that through the success of its children, the future of the people of American Samoa and the culture will be assured. Over the last several years, the governor said many investments have been ...
In his Flag Day proclamation, Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga said the people have always believed that through the success of children, the future of the people of American Samoa and the culture will be assured. Over the last several years, the governor ...
American Samoa's largest private employer the StarKist Samoa cannery is shutting down for one week for planned maintenance work.
A judge in American Samoa has dismissed 12 sex related charges against a public safety officer assigned to the Juvenile Detention Center.
A statement from the Treasurer said the purpose of the amnesty was to enable staff to improve tax collection while giving an incentive to tax payers who would have had until the end of 2017 to meet their obligations.
The Attorney-General, Talauega Eleasalo, told lawmakers businesses are prohibited from increasing prices by ten percent or more only when the governor declares a state of emergency.
The American Samoa governor's office has been notified it faces a lawsuit if it goes ahead with plans to cut workers' hours.
In a 2002 World Cup qualifier, Australia played American Samoa in Coffs Harbour. They won 31-0. It remains the biggest win in the history of an international football.
An unsuccessful candidate in last year's election for the America Samoa House of Representatives has pleaded with the governor not to cut the working hours of government employees who are minimum wage earners.
A judge in American Samoa has declined to withdraw from presiding over a hearing for one of the four Public Safety officers at the Juvenile Detention Centre.
Employees of the American Samoa Legislature are to join other public servants in working a 7 hour day, instead of 8, to save the government money.
Microgrids using solar and batteries have primarily been deployed in remote communities, like Tesla's Powerpack projects in a resort in the Fiji Islands and an entire island in the American Samoa, because they are more easily deployed than power plants ...
"We'd stand in line and I'd be in between American Samoa and Alabama and they'd wanna know all about Alaska," the senator said.
It's been revealed that at least one of the four guards from the American Samoa Juvenile Detention Center arrested last week is facing drugs charges.
A financial crisis has hit the government of American Samoa, prompting it to cut working hours for its employees from Monday.
The Northern Mariana Islands Judiciary will host the Pacific Judicial Council Biennial Conference from Sept. 26 to 29, 2017. The PJC consists of the judiciaries from the Northern Marianas, Guam, Palau, Pohnpei, Kosrae, Chuuk, Yap, and American Samoa.
American Samoa's Attorney General says victim blaming in cases of domestic and sexual abuse in the territory is encouraged by the misuse of the cultural concept of "ava fatafata" or respect.
She was born in the South Pacific, in the Manu'a island of Ta'u (American Samoa), in the village of Faleasao. She moved to Menlo Park 39 years ago and later moved to Aromas where she lived with her daughter for over 28 years.
American Samoa's governor, Lolo Matalasi Moliga, plans to establish a commission to address the territory's drug problem, which some lawmakers say is spreading like cancer through the school system.
In a letter to the American Samoa-based carrier issued last week, the DOT said that as Inter Island Airways had not operated any aircraft for over three years, its authority to conduct scheduled passenger services as a commuter air carrier would now be ...
During a debate last month Aumua praised her predecessor, as a "true public servant" who had served in the US Army and been deployed to Vietnam.
Principals of all public high schools on American Samoa's main island of Tutuila say they have a drug problem in their schools.
American Samoa's Governor Lolo Moliga has urged fiscal restraint amid an uncertain financial climate with the federal government now run by President Donald Trump.


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