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Reinforcements for American Samoa anti-drug unit

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Reinforcements for American Samoa anti-drug unit


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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


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Sport: Changes at American Samoa Olympic Committee

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Sport: Changes at American Samoa Olympic Committee


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Certification process expected for American Samoan airline

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Certification process expected for American Samoan airline


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Thirteen cruise ships to visit American Samoa

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Man accused of biting during Hawaii flight to be sentenced

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  • 8-year-old American Samoa girl may see again, thanks to medical missionaries
    8-year-old American Samoa girl may see again, thanks to medical missionaries

    , wmbfnews.com

    COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - An eight-year-old girl is very far from her American Samoa home as she undergoes what will be a life-altering operation. Lourdes Iputi is from American Samoa. She has cataracts in both her eyes and can't see. She's getting them removed for free - thanks to the Spring Valley Rotary Club's medical charity called "Gift of Life." Eva Pele and her husband are serving as the girl's host and guardian
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Politics & Government

  • Government to fight drugs in American Samoa
    Government to fight drugs in American Samoa

    , radionz.co.nz

    American Samoa's governor, Lolo Matalasi Moliga, plans to establish a commission to address the territory's drug problem, which some lawmakers say is spreading like cancer through the school system. The secretary of Samoan Affairs, Mauga Tasi Asuega, said the issue had been around for a long time and it involved everyone - individuals, leaders, villages, churches, counties and the entire community
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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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    Tags: Olympic Games | 
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Business

  • American Samoa looks at sales tax
    American Samoa looks at sales tax

    , radionz.co.nz

    American Samoa Treasurer Ueligitone Tonumaipe'a says a sales tax would be an effective way of raising government revenues. Facing the Senate during his confirmation last week he said the sale tax may come before the Fono soon and he believes it's a fairer tax than the wage tax which only workers have to pay. Mr Tonumaipe'a said if a person wanted to eats pisupo he can pay the tax for
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    Tags: Taxes |  Corporate |  Enterprises |  Sales |  Taxation | 
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Health

  • American Samoa hospital on cards
    American Samoa hospital on cards

    , radionz.co.nz

    American Samoa officials have informed a U.S. congressional panel that the territory is exploring building a new hospital to accommodate an increase in demand. The executive director of the territory's only medical facility LBJ hospital is Taufete'e John Faumuina. He told a U.S. House subcommittee about the challenges faced by the centre, which is currently operating under a 50 million US dollar budget
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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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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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    Tags: Students | 
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Travel & Recreation

  • Thirteen cruise ships to visit American Samoa
    Thirteen cruise ships to visit American Samoa

    , radionz.co.nz

    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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Law & Crime

  • Reinforcements for American Samoa anti-drug unit
    Reinforcements for American Samoa anti-drug unit

    , radionz.co.nz

    Eight police officers in American Samoa have been appointed to the newly formed Vice and Narcotics Tactical Unit. Police Commissioner Le'i Sonny Thompson said the new unit would play a major role in ridding the territory of its growing drug problem. Le'i said members of the unit would also work in the newly established Tactical Response Team as well as the Governor's Task Force on Domestic Security
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