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American Samoan study says Zika defect risk falls during pregnancy

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American Samoan study says Zika defect risk falls during pregnancy

- The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says in a new study in American Samoa and the other territories, that the risk for Zika-related birth defects falls in each trimester. According to the CDC, the study showed during the first trimester, women in the US territories with confirmed Zika infection had a baby or fetus with Zika-related birth defects 8 percent of the time
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Major flooding in American Samoa due to heavy rain

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Major flooding in American Samoa due to heavy rain

- Heavy rain in American Samoa has caused major flooding in the territory. The Emergency Operations Center reports that some families were evacuated after water flowed like rivers through their homes. According to the Center, affected areas include Mapusasga, and Mesepa, Kokoland, Fagaima, Leone and Amanave. Homeland Security sent out assessment teams last night to the affected families, some of whom have moved in with relatives and neighbours
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Pence cites ‘challenging times’ to troops in American Samoa

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Pence cites ‘challenging times’ to troops in American Samoa

- PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has thanked American service members based in American Samoa, citing “challenging times” for the military in the Asia-Pacific. Completing a visit to the region and en route back to the United States, Pence addressed some 200 soldiers during a refueling stop in Pago Pago. He told the troops the Trump administration was seeking a large increase in military funding
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Pence cites 'challenging times' to troops in American Samoa

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Pence cites 'challenging times' to troops in American Samoa

- By KEN THOMAS Associated Press PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) - US Vice President Mike Pence is thanking US service members based in American Samoa. Pence addressed about 200 soldiers during a refueling stop in Pago Pago on Sunday. The Vice President noted "challenging times" in the Asia Pacific and told the troops the Trump administration was seeking a large increase in military funding
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Sport: Changes at American Samoa Olympic Committee

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Sport: Changes at American Samoa Olympic Committee

- There has been a changing of the guard at the American Samoa National Olympic Committee. Etisone Ed Imo has replaced Victor Langkilde as President after running unopposed. Ethan Lake was elected Secretary General after beating out Langkilde by one vote. The Treasurer is Erica Radewagen. Imo, who is head of the Athletics Department at the American Samoa Community College, is a former ASNOC Secretary General. He said his goal is
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Tags: Olympic Games | 
Places: New Zealand |  American Samoa | 

Certification process expected for American Samoan airline

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Certification process expected for American Samoan airline

- The United States Federal Aviation Administration is expected to start the certification process for an American Samoa-based domestic airline. Two years ago, the start-up carrier Tausani leased a nine-seater plan owned by the territory's government so it could operate domestic flights in the territory. The airline's president, Filifaatali Michael Fuiava, said the company is trying to arrange a time for FAA officials to visit Pago Pago to carry out inspections.
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Thirteen cruise ships to visit American Samoa

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Thirteen cruise ships to visit American Samoa

- Thirteen cruise ships are scheduled to visit American Samoa in 2017, one more than was previously expected. The American Samoa Visitors Bureau has confirmed the additional vessel, the Sea Princess, will dock at Pago Pago in April the same day as the Emerald Princess makes its maiden voyage to the territory. Samoa News reported that the two cruise ships would bring a combined total 8,199 passengers and crew to American
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Man accused of biting during Hawaii flight to be sentenced

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Man accused of biting during Hawaii flight to be sentenced

- HONOLULU (AP) — A man accused of biting a Hawaiian Airlines employee during a July flight from American Samoa to Hawaii is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday for interfering with a flight crew. Aumoeualogo Agaaoa Togia pleaded guilty in September in exchange for dismissal of an assault charge. Togia drank alcohol before and during the nonstop flight from Pago Pago to Honolulu, according to his plea agreement. Halfway into the
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  • American Samoa task force suggests new taxes
    American Samoa task force suggests new taxes

    , radionz.co.nz

    A swathe of new or higher taxes, payroll deduction fees, a gradual reduction of excise tax on commercial imports and the end of the two-percent wage tax are among recommendations by the American Samoa Revenue Task Force. According to the chairman of the task force, Attorney General Talauega Eleasalo Ale, if all of their revenue suggestions were approved the government would raise US$27
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    Tags: Taxes |  Taxation | 
    Places: Oceania |  New Zealand |  Pacific Islands |  Polynesia |  American Samoa | 

Politics & Government

  • Fruean declines American Samoa cabinet job
    Fruean declines American Samoa cabinet job

    , radionz.co.nz

    American Samoa's governor's first choice for Commissioner of Public Safety Senator Tuaolo Fruean is not taking up the cabinet appointment. Tuaolo told KHJ News that he has informed Governor Lolo Moliga that he will remain as Senator out of respect for the wishes of his district of Mauputasi. Tuaolo said he has thanked Governor Lolo for his confidence in him and added his district and Paramount Chief Mauga Tasi Asuega
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    Categories: Politics & Government | 
    Tags: Government |  Goverment Executives |  Cabinet | 
    Places: New Zealand |  American Samoa | 

Sports

  • Sport: Changes at American Samoa Olympic Committee
    Sport: Changes at American Samoa Olympic Committee

    , radionz.co.nz

    There has been a changing of the guard at the American Samoa National Olympic Committee. Etisone Ed Imo has replaced Victor Langkilde as President after running unopposed. Ethan Lake was elected Secretary General after beating out Langkilde by one vote. The Treasurer is Erica Radewagen. Imo, who is head of the Athletics Department at the American Samoa Community College, is a former ASNOC Secretary General. He said his goal is
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    Categories: Sports | 
    Tags: Olympic Games | 
    Places: New Zealand |  American Samoa | 

Business

  • American Samoa woman charged with tax returns fraud
    American Samoa woman charged with tax returns fraud

    , ktva.com

    APD investigating NE Anchorage gun fight by Steffi Lee on Jul 12, 0:43 The Anchorage Police Department is investigating a shooting that happened just before 10 p.m. at the intersection of East 5th Avenue and State Street. Sgt. Nate Mitchell said there was a gun fight that took place in the street and police are still trying to figure out who was involved
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    Categories: Business | 
    Tags: Taxes |  Taxation |  Tax returns | 

Health

  • TB rates in American Samoa ring alarm bells
    TB rates in American Samoa ring alarm bells

    , radionz.co.nz

    American Samoan health authorities want to see immigrants to the territory tested for Tuberculosis. The Director of Nursing at the Department of Health Margaret Sesepasara said more than 90 per cent of foreigners migrating to American Samoa have tested positive for the disease which can be fatal. There are five active cases in the territory. Ms Sesepasara said TB is not often talked about, but the number of active cases and those testing positive for TB are alarming
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    Categories: Health | 
    Places: New Zealand |  American Samoa | 

Society & Culture

  • Tributes pour in for American Samoa's Faleomavaega
    Tributes pour in for American Samoa's Faleomavaega

    , radionz.co.nz

    Tributes were pouring in from across the Pacific and the United States on Friday following the death of American Samoa's long-serving Congressman Faleomavaega Eni Hunkin, who died on Thursday in Utah at the age of 73. His death was confirmed by his sister-in-law, Theresa Hunkin, who said he died peacefully at his home in Provo, surrounded by his family and a few close friends. As news of the 13-term former
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    Places: New Zealand |  American Samoa |  United States |  West |  Mountain |  Utah | 

Education

  • American Samoa lawmaker calls for student bag searches
    American Samoa lawmaker calls for student bag searches

    , radionz.co.nz

    A lawmaker in American Samoa has suggested student bag searches to combat drugs. Vesi Talalelei Fautanu Jr told an education committee hearing it was no joke or rumour that drugs are on school campuses and are found in students' bags. The Manu'a lawmaker suggested all students bags should be subject to health and welfare inspections. He said he suspected most would contain packets of cigarettes and he wouldn't be surprised if drugs and guns were discovered
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    Categories: Education | 
    Tags: Students | 
    Places: New Zealand |  American Samoa | 

Travel & Recreation

  • Certification process expected for American Samoan airline
    Certification process expected for American Samoan airline

    , radionz.co.nz

    The United States Federal Aviation Administration is expected to start the certification process for an American Samoa-based domestic airline. Two years ago, the start-up carrier Tausani leased a nine-seater plan owned by the territory's government so it could operate domestic flights in the territory. The airline's president, Filifaatali Michael Fuiava, said the company is trying to arrange a time for FAA officials to visit Pago Pago to carry out inspections.
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    Categories: Travel & Recreation | 
    Tags: Travel & Tourism |  Airlines |  Air Travel | 
    Places: New Zealand |  American Samoa | 

Law & Crime

  • Man accused of biting during Hawaii flight to be sentenced
    Man accused of biting during Hawaii flight to be sentenced

    , samoaobserver.ws

    HONOLULU (AP) — A man accused of biting a Hawaiian Airlines employee during a July flight from American Samoa to Hawaii is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday for interfering with a flight crew. Aumoeualogo Agaaoa Togia pleaded guilty in September in exchange for dismissal of an assault charge. Togia drank alcohol before and during the nonstop flight from Pago Pago to Honolulu, according to his plea agreement. Halfway into the
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