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News on American Samoa continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

4 hrs ago | Samoa News

ASNOC launches fundraiser for...

American Samoa National Olympic Committee Secretary General, Ed Imo and ASNOC Fundraiser Assistant Noah Sua, displaying 'Scratch Bingo' tickets that are in stores around the island.

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7 hrs ago | Samoa News

Independent audit of 2013 financials shows shrinking deficit, but lack of oversight

Following an audit of the government's financial statements for fiscal year 2013, independent auditors Moss Adams has reported a deficit of $4.80million, a decrease from the $8.4million deficit at the beginning of FY2013.

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Samoa News

Tri-Marine official Hamby: "...there...

An official with a U.S. based fishing and tuna processing company believes American Samoa should partner with Pacific island countries in tuna fishing agreements due to the territory's very limited Exclusive Economic Zone .

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News, Solomon Islands

Samoa News

Utu resigns as utility...

American Samoa native and former territorial senator, Utu Abe Malae has confirmed that he resigned as executive director of the Commonwealth Utility Corporation , the government owned utility provider in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News, Northern Mariana Islands, US Governors, Benigno Fitial

Tue Aug 19, 2014

World Trade

Hawaii, U.S. Territories Aim to Increase Fuel Diversity with LNG Imports

Unlike the rest of the United States, energy consumption in island states and territories is almost entirely petroleum-based.

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Related Topix: Oceania, Northern Mariana Islands, World News, Boron, CA

Virgin Islands Daily News

Obama: Citizenship not a fundamental right for Virgin Islanders

In a legal brief filed last week, the Obama administration took the position that citizenship is not a fundamental right of people born in unincorporated U.S. territories.

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News, US News, Donna Christensen, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Virgin Islands, Central America, Third Circuit Court of Appeals

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Samoa News

USCG's long-range medevac brings...

The Coast Guard conducted a long range medevac of a mariner in distress from a fishing vessel in a remote region of the South Pacific Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News

Centers for Disease Control and Preve...

Watch - Chikungunya in American Samoa

For the first time, locally transmitted cases of chikungunya have been reported in American Samoa.

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Travel

Ballot Access News

Federal Government Brief in Samoa Citizenship Case

On August 11, the federal government filed this brief in Tuaua v U.S.A., in the U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. The issue is whether the Constitution requires that persons born in U.S. possessions be considered citizeins.

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News

Samoa News

ASTCA promises more bandwidth,...

The American Samoa TeleCommunications Authority has declined to disclose at this time the cost of its contract with Calix Inc., the Petaluma, Calif., based telecommunication equipment supplier who announced last week that it has been selected by ASTCA to support and implement its Broadband Linking the American Samoa Territory project.

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News, Petaluma, CA, Agriculture, Science

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Samoa News

Lolo and Eni commit to open and...

Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has expressed his appreciation for Congressman Faleomavaega Eni's support of the territorial administration's initiative to reform local immigration laws, which need to be strengthened in order to prevent the federal government from taking over local immigration, says the governor's executive assistant Iulogologo Joseph ... (more)

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Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, Eni Faleomavaega, Democrat, Samoa, Oceania, World News

Sat Aug 16, 2014

Samoa News

Lawmakers query role of Sports...

Among the ten employees listed in the fiscal year 2014 budget for the Department of Youth and Women's Affairs is the position of 'Sports Commissioner' with a salary of $45,000.

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Samoa News

Cocoa farming project gets boost...

Department of Agriculture director Lealao Melila Purcell confirmed Friday that more than $200,000 from the US Department of Agriculture will assist local farmers for a new cocoa farming project launched this year.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, United States Department of Agriculture, US News, Oceania, World News

Samoa News

Coast Guard: Sunken boat used as a...

In American Samoa, there's a lot more debris on the fishing boat that sank at the Malaloa Marina than expected.

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Fri Aug 15, 2014

Samoa News

Togiola and Faleomavaega agree - ...

Gov. Togiola Tulafono believes that American Samoa should have primary elections where voters decide the top two gubernatorial teams for the general election, instead of the current process of a run off when none of the teams garner enough votes during the general election.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Togiola Tulafono, Samoa, Oceania, World News, US News, US House of Representatives, Eni Faleomavaega, Democrat

Samoa News

Tri-Marine officials cite major...

Tri Marine International officials have shared with officials of the Lolo Administration some of the challenges faced by the canneries, such as the drop in tuna prices and the high cost of energy - which is an issue the American Samoa Power Authority has been directed by Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga to investigate, including the possibility of using ... (more)

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Thu Aug 14, 2014

Samoa News

Two bids received for Phase 2 of...

Two companies have submitted bid proposals for the reconstruction and resurfacing of Phase 2 of the Airport Road project, which has an engineer's estimated cost of close to $12 million and the Procurement Office, is expected to award the contract soon.

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Pacific Daily News

US citizenship determined by Congress

Elects a delegate to the U.S. Congress for a two-year term. Delegate can serve on committees, but cannot vote in the Committee of the Whole.

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News

MilitaryCity.com

Singing soldier makes semifinals of 'America's Got Talent'

Pfc. Paul Ieti, a 21-year-old American Samoa native who serves with A Company, 603rd Aviation Support Battalion, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, found out on Wednesday's 'America's Got Talent' results show that his performance the night before earned him enough votes to reach the semifinal round.

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Related Topix: America's Got Talent, Entertainment, Television, Oceania, World News

Samoa News

Flag Day song groups praise,...

One of the things that attracts a lot of attention at every Flag Day celebration are the statements made by groups through their "pese", which at times criticize the government or request support.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Togiola Tulafono, Oceania, World News

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