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

13 hrs ago | Samoa News

Governor's final Flag Day address...

In his last Flag Day address as chief executive, Gov. Togiola Tulafono says its time for American Samoa to revisit its political status with the United States and called on residents to seek appropriate changes in order to be truly self-governing, with self-determination.

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

17 hrs ago | Samoa News

Marisco garnishment of ASG funds...

The federal court in Honolulu has scheduled for tomorrow, a status conference hearing on American Samoa Government's objections to the disbursement of more than $800,000 held in an ASG bank account with the Bank of Hawai'i.

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Samoa News

Teen pregnancy on the rise despite...

Teen pregnancy is one of the current 'buzz' issues in the community, with the matter highlighted during the confirmation hearing of Vaitinasa Dr. Salu Hunkin Finau on Wednesday, and the release of statistics by the LBJ Hospital, showing that despite increased publicity and programs available to prevent teen pregnancy, there has been no significant ... (more)

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News, Family, Teenagers

Samoa News

Disciplinary letter served customs...

The customs officer under investigation in connection with allegedly removing a package from the US Post Office that had been under surveillance for 30 days by the Custom Office, after K9 Tiger alerted to it, has been placed on "annual leave until further notice" effective yesterday.

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Samoa News

Yesterday's two accidents...

The Fagaalu accident backed up traffic for while and involved four government agencies because oil spilled on the main road after an aiga bus and a McConnell Dowell pickup collided.

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Samoa News

Burden of fa'alavelave is concern...

The Lolo-Lemanu Administration is looking at regulating cultural contributions within the government, with Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga noting his concern over the impact of "fa'alavelave" financial contributions on families with very little income, particularly when they are forced to give beyond their economic means.

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Related Topix: Wedding, Oceania, World News

LiveScience

Hawaii's Climate Wipeout

Rocky Kistner is a communications associate for the NRDC.& This article was adapted from one that appeared in the NRDC publication OnEarth.

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Related Topix: Hawaii Government, Hawaii, Oceania, World News

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Funeral for C. Indiana teen pilot set for Thursday

Funeral services have been scheduled for a central Indiana teenager teen who died when the plane he was piloting crashed over the Pacific Ocean off the coast of American Samoa.

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News, Air Accidents

The Indianapolis Star

Weather hazards still complicating ocean search for Plainfield man

Rescuers continue to face major hurdles in their search for Plainfield resident Babar Suleman, whose plane crashed off the coast of American Samoa last week.

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Related Topix: Plainfield, IN, Air Accidents, Oceania, World News, Weather

Samoa News

DOC recommends mechanism for...

Dept. of Commerce is recommending the establishment of an entity to gather employment and unemployment data as well as monitor private sector activities, especially one which keeps count on the number of businesses that close.

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News, Social Security, Personal Finance

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Samoa News

ASCC Phi Theta Kappa holds fall...

The American Samoa Community College chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society held its fall 2011 induction ceremony on Friday, October 12, welcoming 16 new members who took the oath of allegiance into the prestigious nationwide organization.

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News, Columbia, MO

Samoa News

Coastal Community Resilience...

This past Wednesday morning, the Homeland Security Headquarters in Tafuna hosted a full day of discussions with local government department stakeholders and the media about different ideas and ways American Samoa can guard against natural disasters and life threatening hazards.

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Samoa News

Bah ' Faith Delegation to...

Eight members of the Bah' Faith National Governing Council for Samoa and American Samoa, known as the National Spiritual Assembly, are leaving this week for the Holy Land to attend the Eleventh International Baha'i Convention to be held in Haifa, Israel from 25 April 03 May, 2013.

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News, Religion, Bahai

WISH-TV Indianapolis

Coast Guard suspends search for missing Indiana father after plane crash

The Coast Guard has suspended the search for an Indiana man who went missing after he and his teenage son crashed their single-engine plane near Pago Pago Tuesday night.

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Related Topix: Air Accidents, World Records, Oceania, World News

Samoa News

ASG still "high risk" as far as...

Effective last month, the American Samoa Government remains on "high risk" status for all U.S. Department of Education funds due to ASG's failure to successfully address problems in fiscal accountability, however the local Department of Education is doing its part to successfully address any federal concerns pertaining to grants awarded to ASDOE.

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News

Daily Journal

Memorial service scheduled to honor crash victims

A memorial service at sea will be held for a 17-year-old pilot from Indiana and his father, whose plane crashed during an around-the-world flight attempt.

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Related Topix: Air Accidents, Oceania, World News

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Samoa News

Samoan youth experience...

The National Park of American Samoa, in partnership with the non-profit group American Conservation Experience , is sending four young Samoan employees on conservation internships to National Park Service sites on the mainland US.

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Related Topix: Samoa, CA, US National Parks, Travel, Oceania, American Samoa Travel, World News, National Park Of American Samoa

Samoa News

Election Office tells qualified...

Chief Election Officer Soliai Tuipine Fuimaono has appealed to American Samoa's qualified overseas voters to utilize the Election Office's website to expedite the process of requesting an absentee ballot, and the forms are available online.

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Samoa News

Tax Office Mgr concerned over tax...

ASG Tax Office Manager Melvin Joseph is projecting a surplus in tax revenue collections in the current fiscal year 2012, which ends next month, September 30. However, he has concerns that the tax revenue projections for the new fiscal year may be on the high side.

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Samoa News

Summit to end Violence Against...

R: ,Manager of the Criminal Justice Planning Agency Jerome Ierome, Vaopunimatagi Reed-Vele, Fa'aalu Iuli Executive Director for the Alliance Against Family Violence, Deputy Attorney General Mitzie Jessop, Associate Judge Suapaia Edmund Pereira and Director of the Office of Insular Affairs, Nikolao Pula.

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Related Topix: Prison, Oceania, World News, US News, Northern Mariana Islands

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