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Latest 1st Qtr Treasury Revenue Collections Report shows shortfall of over $4Mil
A detailed revenue collections report from Treasury - covering the first quarter of fiscal year 2014 - shows a shortfall of over $4 million in revenue collections causing concern among lawmakers, who now want to hear from ASG Treasurer Dr. Falema'o 'Phil' M. Pili, when he returns from his off-island travel.
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Thu Mar 06, 2014
Hospital board approves $5 reduction in many fees
The Hospital Board has approved a reduction of $5 from all outpatient clinic fees, laboratory fees and Emergency Room fees, and Hospital Board member, Faimealelei Anthony Allen, confirmed this.
Proposals sought for renovation of Fish Market at marketplace
The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council, in coordination with the Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources , is providing funding to renovate the fish market at the Fagatogo Marketplace complex.
Daylight Saving Time 2014: When Does It Begin? And Why?
Clock confusion will occur again this weekend when daylight saving time gets under way in the United States .
HOUSE DONATES iPAD TO 'SPELLING BEE' WINNER House Speaker Savali Talavou Ale last week presented to Rep. Toeaina Faufano Autele an iPad as a gift for this year's Samoa News Spelling Bee champ, Walter Nevile Fa'apouli, a student from Olosega Elementary School.
Vice Chair of LBJ board: Recruiting physicians, nurses is our most important goal
The Vice Chair of the hospital board, Tofaeono Dr. Victor Tofaeono says the hospital CEO Joseph Davis-Fleming is not familiar with the physicians that he and Hospital Board Chairman Mase Akapo are trying to recruit to come work for the local hospital.
Cong Eni back to work in Washington D.C.
Congressman Faleomavaega Eni returned to work yesterday in Washington D.C with limited working hours following his rehabilitation and recuperation on the mainland, but still no details of his illness.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Seattle socialist misleads audience on minimum wage study | Watchdog Staff | 37
Newly-elected Socialist Seattle City Council Member Kshama Sawant is better known for her incendiary rhetoric than her policy acumen.
USEPA team in territory to assess and dispose of hazardous waste
A team from the United States Environmental Protection Agency Region is in the Territory from March 4 14, 2014 to assess and dispose of various hazardous wastes from high school and community college laboratories, the LBJ Tropical Medical Center, Department of Agriculture and the American Samoa Shipyard Service Authority .
President's budget seeks $678.1M for US Territories and Freely Associated States
President Obama has proposed a fiscal year 2015 budget of $678.1 million for the Office of Insular Affairs, which works to empower U.S.-affiliated insular communities by encouraging economic activity, building governmental capacity, improving quality of life, and promoting good governance.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Children's Healthy Living Program
ASCC/CNR staff working under the Children's Healthy Living Program take their message directly to the students at Alofau Elementary School, about healthy nutrition and physical activity to prevent childhood obesity.
Two more civil cases filed by DBAS seeking return of 1602 program funds
The Development Bank of American Samoa has filed two more civil litigation cases with the High Court against its customers who failed to comply with conditions of the section 1602 housing program contract.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Lack of performance targets contributed to weak local preparedness system
Weakness in demonstrating improvement and measurable accomplishments of homeland security funded projects - as well as weakness in preparing and prioritizing investment justifications - are two contributing factors to American Samoa's inability to integrate the National Preparedness System components into an efficient and effective system, a ... (more)
DPS unveils "Community Policing" program to House
To prevent the rise of crime in American Samoa, the Department of Public Safety has launched a "community policing" program, and the community at large is being urged to lend a helping hand.
Change Clocks and Batteries
Next weekend means March 9, 2014. The official change of time begins at 2 a.m. early on Sunday morning when most computer and electronic clocks will automatically reset themselves and jump one hour ahead.
Sat Mar 01, 2014
Taufete'e appointed to LBJ Board, filling vacancy left by Velega's resignation
Former candidate for lieutenant governor, Taufete'e John Faumuina, has been appointed by Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga to the LBJ Medical Center board of directors.
New non-profit group to launch home care program
The Office of Samoan Affairs of California , which has been in operation in the U.S. for more than three decades, will officially launch in American Samoa next week a federally funded program dealing with home care for the elderly.
Regional tourism plan subject of workshop Monday
Local stakeholders, including private and public sectors, will convene Monday at a 2-hour consulting workshop at the Tradewinds Hotel on the Pacific Regional Tourism Strategy .
Dish looks like the winner of a $1.5B spectrum auction, but its plans are unclear
The bidding has stopped in a $1.56 billion auction of wireless spectrum licenses across the United States, and satellite operator Dish Network appears to be the winner.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
ASTCA board votes to rescind termination of CEO
The ASTCA board has rescinded their decision to terminate American Samoa TeleCommunications Authority CEO Moefauo Bill Emmsley, but he must meet certain conditions which will allow him to continue working until his contract renewal in April.