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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


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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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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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  • American Samoan police chief in trouble over car buy
    American Samoan police chief in trouble over car buy

    , radionz.co.nz

    Lawmakers in American Samoa have admonished the police commissioner for buying police vehicles without getting Fono approval of the financing. Police Commissioner Le'i Sonny Thompson used funds from a law enforcement fee attached to all traffic fines to pay for the vehicles. Senator, Magalei Logovi'i, said the law was clear that any purchase of new police cars using the fund required legislative approval
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    Places: New Zealand |  American Samoa |  Americas | 

Politics & Government

  • Governor's power of veto could be changed in American Samoa
    Governor's power of veto could be changed in American Samoa

    , radionz.co.nz

    A constitutional change in American Samoa will be on the ballot next year if a measure introduced in the territory's Senate is approved. Senators Tuaoloa Fruean and Nuanuaolefeagaiga Saoluaga Nua have sponsored a legislative veto override measure, which has been voted down in previous elections. If approved, a bill that is vetoed by the governor will still be able to pass if it is approved by a two-thirds majority in the House and Senate
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    Categories: Politics & Government | 
    Tags: Government |  Parliament |  Senate | 
    Places: Oceania |  New Zealand |  Pacific Islands |  Polynesia |  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 sales tax plan on hold
    American Samoa sales tax plan on hold

    , radionz.co.nz

    Lawmakers in American Samoa have put a hold on the government's 7-percent sales tax proposal, which would apply to all retails goods sold in the territory. The government estimates it would collect about $US22 million a year from the tax, which was to become effective from next year. Some businesses proposed raising the current 5-percent miscellaneous excise tax instead of implementing a sales tax, which they say is too high
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    Categories: Business | 
    Tags: Taxes |  Corporate |  Enterprises |  Sales |  Taxation | 
    Places: New Zealand |  American Samoa |  Americas | 

Health

  • New hospital on the cards in American Samoa
    New hospital on the cards in American Samoa

    , radionz.co.nz

    American Samoa has informed a US 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 US House subcommittee about the challenges faced by the centre, which is currently operating under a $US50 million budget. Taufete'e said LBJ needed to address a number of issues and also offer better salaries to recruit doctors, nurses and other staff
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    Categories: Health | 
    Places: Oceania |  New Zealand |  Pacific Islands |  Polynesia |  American Samoa | 

Society & Culture

  • Memorial today for American Samoa's Faleomavaega
    Memorial today for American Samoa's Faleomavaega

    , radionz.co.nz

    A memorial service for former US congressman Faleomavaega Eni Hunkin is being held today in American Samoa. It will be at the Lee Auditorium. Faauaa Kataferu , the head matai of Faleomavaega's family , said the memorial service is an opportunity for relatives, friends and associates of the former congressman who are unable to attend his funeral services in Utah, to celebrate his life and farewell him. The acting Governor
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Education

  • Principals in American Samoa worried about drugs
    Principals in American Samoa worried about drugs

    , radionz.co.nz

    Principals of all public high schools on American Samoa's main island of Tutuila say they have a drug problem in their schools. They were speaking at a Senate Committee hearing which was prompted by last week's report that seven Faga'itua High School students were suspended for smoking marijuana. The seven students had been referred to the Office of the Attorney General
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    Tags: Schools |  High Schools |  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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    Categories: Travel & Recreation | 
    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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