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Not all FEMA help is accepted

In consideration of costs, American Samoa is not accepting all equipment that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offered to bring here. In addition contractors and personnel that the agency made available for the territory […]

Trough brings rain and winds

The National Weather Service reports that there’s a trough over Manu’a now whch is headed towards Tutuila. It will bring rain and winds of up to 25 mph. It should be gone from the American […]

Red Cross needs more volunteers for distribution

The man directing Red Cross operations in the aftermath of Gita says they will need more local volunteers when distribution of supplies begins later this week. Sean Mahoney is the Chief Executive Officer of the […]

Students share their stories about Gita

Schools have become a venue for students to share their experiences of Gita not only with their classmates but also their teachers. In the most populated district, Tuala-uta, the worst hit areas are the Malaeimi […]

Southern Oregon University promotes ROTC program

One of the drawcards for Southern Oregon University being promoted by a recruiting team that’s visiting high schools and the community college this week is the university’s ROTC program. Master Sgt Joe Watson says the […]

Court continues case of former Retirement Fund boss

A hearing on the case of former Executive Director of the American Samoa Government Employees Federal Credit Union Luatua Filisouaiga Taafua set for yesterday has been continued to the week of July 23. Before Acting […]

Close to 200 homes listed as destroyed

As of yesterday close to 200 homes were listed as totally destroyed by Tropical Cyclone Gita, Discussions at the daily briefings at the Emergency Operations Center are now focused on getting families whose homes were […]

Army Reservists aid Gita response & recovery

Local Army Reservists have been active in the response and recovery for Cyclone Gita. In concert and coordination with various federal, state, local, interagency, and non-governmental organization partners, Army Reservists transported Federal Emergency Management Agency […]

Notorious escapee refuses to enter plea

Samoa’s notorious prison escapee, convicted rapist and drug dealer Lauitiiti Tualima, has defied Chief Justice Tiavasue Patu Falefatu Sapolu by refusing to enter a plea when he appeared last Monday on charges of escaping from […]