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1 hr ago | Samoa News
Some sixty candidates including several women are vying in this year's general election for the 20 elected seats of the American Samoa Samoa House of Representatives. And according to the list of candidates released just after 1a.m. Sunday, only one incumbent, Faimealelei Anthony Allen from District Number Eleven - Aua - is running unopposed.
6 hrs ago | Samoa News
Gov. Lolo M. Moliga's mitigation plan to address automatic federal budget cuts across the board is to call for a 10% budget reduction for all Government Agencies and Departments for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2013. The Federal cuts, also known as sequestration, have resulted in the Department of Interior implementing a 5% reduction in remaining funds to the American Samoa Government.
14 hrs ago | The Honolulu Advertiser
The voyaging canoes Hokule'a and Hikianalia are on Swains Island this weekend after strong winds led navigators to detour from the original plan of journeying to Fakaofo, Tokelau. Under the guidance of master navigator Nainoa Thompson, apprentice navigators Jenna Ishii and Lehua Kamalu used traditional wayfinding to guide Hokule'a and Hikianalia since leaving Apia, Samoa, on Sept.
The surprise team in this year's American Samoa High School Athletic Association Girls Varsity Volleyball season is the Iakiana Academy Saints, who are heading into the Quarter-Finals beginning this Monday Nov. 18. [photo: Jeff Hayner] The American Samoa High School Athletic Association 2013-2014 Girls Varsity Volleyball season will be heading into Quarterfinals Monday with the regular season ending last Thursday. The entire regular season was all about the ASHSAA defending champion Tafuna Warriors as they defeated every team that stood on the other side of the net, beginning with the first time they defeated the Faga'itua Vikings who have been chasing the Warriors since.
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga is waiting for the Education Department director to return from an off island business trip to further discuss the proposed one-day combined graduation for public high schools on Tutuila before a final decision is made, says Iulogologo Joseph Pereira, the governor's executive assistant. Samoa News reported last Friday that, "In a proposal..." to the governor, DOE is looking at a combined graduation for Tutuila on June 11 with a June 9 date set for Manu'a High School.
Hoping to remove American Samoa as a "high risk" designee imposed by the federal government, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has recruited from off-island a coordinator for the ASG High Risk Task Force and appointed his legal counsel, Steve Watson, as chairman of the group. Late last month the governor issued a memo establishing the High Risk Elimination Task Force, whose members are Education Department director Salu Hunkin-Finau, Treasurer Dr. Falema'o 'Phil' M. Pili, Human Resources director Le'i Sonny Thompson, Chief Procurement Officer Ti'atalaga John Kruse and Budget Office director Catherine Aigamaua-Saelua.
The federal court in Washington DC denied this week six separate motions by Sanford Limited, which seeks to dismiss federal charges against the New Zealand based company, whose fishing vessel San Nikunau is alleged to have been non-compliant with the federal Act of Pollution from Ships while fishing in the waters of American Samoa for the past six years. Sanford and a former chief engineer are also charged with obstruction of justice.
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The Maine State Society of Washington, D.C. seeks candidates for Maine Cherry Blossom Princess to represent the state and the Society in the 68th annual National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C., April 5-11, 2015. Neither a beauty pageant nor talent competition, the festival is a unique opportunity for a young Maine woman to represent Maine and the Society at the largest, best-known non-governmental, civic and social event in the nation's capital which attracts national and international interest and participation.
In one of their rare photos together, Faleomavaega and Governor Togiola sing Samoan songs in the Congressman's Washington office, on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 as they celebrate the Governor's birthday. The Congressman surprised the Governor with a birthday cake and refreshments after their meeting to discuss a number of important issues affecting American Samoa.
The federal government is approving American Samoa's request for help with storms, flooding and landslides that caused more than $5 million in damage and left one person dead. The White House announced the major disaster declaration for the territory on Wednesday.
The President today declared a major disaster exists in the Territory of American Samoa and ordered federal aid to supplement territory and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, flooding, and landslides during the period of July 29 to August 3, 2014. Federal funding is available to territory and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe storms, flooding, and landslides.
Health officials have confirmed the first human case of the chikungunya virus in Iowa. The Iowa Department of Public Health said in a news release Wednesday that a man from central Iowa is He recently returned from a trip to the Caribbean.
The appeals court in Washington D.C. has denied the U.S. State Department's motion to affirm the lower court's decision in the citizenship lawsuit case, while a "merits panel" is to convene to receive and review briefs by Congressman Faleomavaega Eni and the American Samoa Government. Last October, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Wynne P. Kelly, representing the U.S. State Department, the federal government, and two officials of the U.S. State Department asked the appeals court to affirm the lower court's decision - which held that the Citizenship Clause "did not guarantee birthright citizenship" - to the plaintiff-appellants based on the plain language of the Constitution.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 06:44 pm
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