Utah surgeon begins 18 month mission at LBJ

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is helping staff the LBJ Hospital with US certified medical personnel. Dr. John Edwards, an orthopaedic surgeon from Utah arrived two weeks ago with his wife […]

Report: Women paid higher wages than men in Samoa

The average wages for Samoan women are higher than their male counterparts even though the men continue to dominate the formal employment sector. According to Samoa Observer this is contained in the March 2019 Bureau […]

No more dirty water from Fagaima wells

The problem of dirty water from water wells in Fagaima has been rectified. ‘Things have improved,”  says Acting Executive Director of the American Samoa Power Authority Wallon Young. He adds, “ASPA  hasnt received any complaints […]

No more matai or pulenuu signature needed

One of the current requirements for entry permits which many find cumbersome, that is obtaining approvals from matai, village mayors and district governor designees, will be removed under the proposed changes to immigration law which […]

Taiwan explores areas of cooperation

The Director General of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Commission, Mr. Michael Tseng, is in the territory to follow up on possible economic cooperation ventures with American Samoa. His visit is a follow up to […]

Nonu juice is Samoa’s top export

Nonu juice exports are now the top foreign exchange earner for Samoa after topping exports for 2018. Samoa Observer reports that Central Bank figures show the juice used for medicinal purposes has overtaken fish as […]