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20 Corals Added to Endangered Species List

A tenfold increase in the number of protected coral species was announced this week, with 20 new corals added to the list of threatened species.

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Yesterday | Samoa News

Energy efficiency strategies...

A number of energy efficiency strategies - for all sectors - are recommended in the American Samoa Strategic Energy Plan .

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

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Governor's nominee to head...

Ruth Matagi-Fa'atili, 39, Governor Lolo's nominee to be president of the Development Bank of American Samoa, during her confirmation hearing yesterday morning before the Senate Government Operations Committee.

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Samoa News

A doctor with heart targets...

Dr. Beth Parker, seen here accepting an award from LBJ Medical Center earlier this year during the territory's Medical Symposium which brought the hospital, Department of Health and regional health professionals together to discuss the epidemic of NCDs.

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Samoa News

HNL office passes donation on to...

Brand new hooded sweaters originally intended for Samoa, are going "where its needed the most" according to Afimutasi Gus Hannemann, director of the ASG Office in Honolulu, after a business associate made the donation to ASG.

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Child Care Program works to raise...

The American Samoa Childcare Program , under the Department of Human and Social Services , is getting ready to distribute 'I Care' packages, to all of the childcare providers in the territory.

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Feds protect 20 species of coral as threatened

The federal government is protecting 20 types of colorful coral by putting them on the list of threatened species, partly because of climate change.

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Samoa News

For two Samoas, a singular beauty

Stopping for water along a mountain trail on the South Pacific island of Tutuila, I listened to a cheerful birdcall pierce the leafy tangle of rain forest surrounding me.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Samoa News

Public Safety gears up for Flag...

The Department of Public Safety is preparing for the numerous guests who are invited to celebrate the marking of the 112 years since American Samoa became a territory of the United States of America.

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Lolo again calls for Lualemaga to...

Before he officially stepped down over the weekend as president of the Development of American Samoa , Lolo M. Moliga reiterated his call for Sen. Lualemaga Faoa to excuse himself as chairman of the Senate Investigative Committee during hearings regarding the DBAS administered federal program known as Section 1602.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

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US/NZ to track endangered whales in Rarotonga

Three US scientists are this week deploying satellite tracking tags on Humpback whales off the Rarotonga coast to gain information vital to protecting the endangered mammals from extinction.

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Samoa News

With grant funds included, Fono...

The Fono joint budget committee yesterday approved a new budget ceiling for the American Samoa Power Authority in the current fiscal year 2012 from $90 plus million to $109.48 million after adding on federal grants not included last year during budget numerations by the Fono..

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Green Turtle found dead at Lions...

A Green Turtle was found on Thursday, Feb 16, still in the water at the shoreline at Lion's Park behind the Tennis Court area, by locals who contacted Deputy Director Pili Gaoteote of the Department of Parks and Recreation .

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

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SPC launches Disease Surveillance Map

Tonga currently has an increasing number of cases of Dengue serotype 3, while Samoa and American Samoa have increasing numbers of Chikungunya, and there are current Measles alerts in the Western Pacific in Papua New Guinea, Federated States of The alerts can be seen on a new web-based map of the 'Epidemic and emerging disease alerts in the Pacific ... (more)

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Overall, gas prices on downward...

While the base prices from the refinery in Singapore have begun to decline, the ASG Office of Petroleum Management says the territory is not going to see the decrease in prices at the pump until later this month or next month.

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Life at sea

The crew of the Hikianalia caught a mahimahi while en route to Pago Pago, American Samoa.

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Sat Aug 23, 2014

Samoa News

Expedited trial denied in Alataua...

The High Court has denied an expedited trial hearing date in the complaint filed last week by Alataua County traditional leader, Faletogo Tafavalu Taliloa, who claimed that he was duly selected during a Dec. 8 county meeting as Alataua's next senator, while alleging the Office of Samoan Affairs' interfered by certifying another county chief as ... (more)

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Samoa News

Feds award $2.3 MIL for American...

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded a discretionary grant of $2,295,423 to the American Samoa Department of Education, Early Childhood Division, for Head Start projects throughout the territory.

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Memorial Day 2013 - a moving tribute...

Gov. Lolo M. Moliga laying the wreathe in honor of American Samoa's fallen and in memory of all those who have served in the US Armed Forces at the American Samoa Armed Forces Memorial Building monument, located in the Tafuna Industrial Park.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

Samoa News

Three from Samoa charged with PPD...

Three crewmembers of a Samoa government owned shipping vessel were arrested and charged last week in American Samoa with misdemeanor public peace disturbance.

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