American Samoa State News http://feed.informer.com/digests/XASMTYHMLV/feeder American Samoa State News Respective post owners and feed distributors Sat, 12 Sep 2020 05:29:21 +0000 Feed Informer http://feed.informer.com/ Flags lowered to half staff in respect for the half million lost to COVID-19 https://www.samoanews.com/local-news/flags-lowered-half-staff-respect-half-million-lost-covid-19 Samoa News - Latest and Breaking Sports, Politics, Business, and Samoan News from Pago Pago, American Samoa urn:uuid:2f1e0e76-7f70-51a6-f00e-0c5e522bae6f Wed, 24 Feb 2021 17:46:18 +0000 <div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/local-news/flags-lowered-half-staff-respect-half-million-lost-covid-19" ><span><img src="https://www.samoanews.com/sites/default/files/styles/teaser/public/field/image/flags_half_staffweb_4.jpg?itok=SjAr0Bhl" width="168" height="100" alt="Flags at half staff in front of EOB" title="“As we reflect on the loss of life and the impact on the affected survivors, let us take a moment to be grateful to the Lord’s continued protection and blessings on our Territory,” Lemanu said, as American Samoa remains the only US jurisdiction without a COVID-19 case, although there are individuals of Samoan ancestry that reside in the US and have passed away due to the deadly pandemic. [SN file photo]" /></span></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p><em>Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — </em>In a memorandum issued yesterday, Gov.</p></div></div></div> Lawmakers hear testimony on tragedy of suicide targeting our youth https://www.samoanews.com/local-news/lawmakers-hear-testimony-tragedy-suicide-targeting-our-youth Samoa News - Latest and Breaking Sports, Politics, Business, and Samoan News from Pago Pago, American Samoa urn:uuid:1d2a0b6c-1389-24f1-1fed-4b3a57321817 Tue, 23 Feb 2021 17:44:58 +0000 <div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/local-news/lawmakers-hear-testimony-tragedy-suicide-targeting-our-youth" ><span><img src="https://www.samoanews.com/sites/default/files/styles/teaser/public/field/image/suicide_hearing_0900.jpg?itok=bhYHe5-_" width="168" height="100" alt="Government officials before the House Human and Social Services committee" title="Government officials appeared before the House Human and Social Services committee last week to discuss the issue of suicide in the territory. [photo by AF]" /></span></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p><em>Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — </em>A hearing was held last week Friday before the House Human and Social Services Committee in response to concerns from faipule about the alarming rise in suicide</p></div></div></div> Alega residents seek legal action against Bluesky Communications https://www.samoanews.com/local-news/alega-residents-seek-legal-action-against-bluesky-communications Samoa News - Latest and Breaking Sports, Politics, Business, and Samoan News from Pago Pago, American Samoa urn:uuid:cb5f5c2c-2c20-d080-943a-243bafd3e51a Mon, 22 Feb 2021 18:31:17 +0000 <div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/local-news/alega-residents-seek-legal-action-against-bluesky-communications" ><span><img src="https://www.samoanews.com/sites/default/files/styles/teaser/public/field/image/bluesky_wires_copy.png?itok=6ycVRgRW" width="168" height="100" alt="Cable wires in trees at Alega" title="This screen shot shows one of the several photos, compiled and embedded in court documents by local plaintiffs in their lawsuit against AST Telecom d.b.a Bluesky Communications. Plaintiffs allege AST Telecom violated FCC laws by hanging and attaching communication wires to plaintiffs’ trees on their land in Alega village. [screen shot from plaintiffs’ filing]" /></span></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p><em>Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —</em> AST Telecom, d/b/a Bluesky Communications, along with senior company executives are named as defendants in a $20 million lawsuit filed earlier this month at the</p></div></div></div> Lynn Pulou-Alaimalo is the new Human Resources director https://www.samoanews.com/local-news/lynn-pulou-alaimalo-new-human-resources-director Samoa News - Latest and Breaking Sports, Politics, Business, and Samoan News from Pago Pago, American Samoa urn:uuid:99d3d596-3158-8c56-8a0f-17c6af33bb28 Fri, 19 Feb 2021 17:07:51 +0000 <div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/local-news/lynn-pulou-alaimalo-new-human-resources-director" ><span><img src="https://www.samoanews.com/sites/default/files/styles/teaser/public/field/image/pulou_0152.jpg?itok=pfCDGmr0" width="168" height="100" alt="Lynn Pulou-Alaimalo" title="New Director for the Department of Human Resources Lynn Pulou-Alaimalo appeared before the House Government Operations Committee yesterday morning for her confirmation hearing. [photo by AF]" /></span></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p><em>Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — </em>Lynn Pulou-Alaimalo is now the director for the Department of Human Resources after she was approved by faipule yesterday morning by a 16-3 vote.</p></div></div></div> Seventh-day Adventist Church celebrates designation as a ‘Mission’ https://www.samoanews.com/local-news/seventh-day-adventist-church-celebrates-designation-mission Samoa News - Latest and Breaking Sports, Politics, Business, and Samoan News from Pago Pago, American Samoa urn:uuid:4555814c-8b77-227f-0368-1b6555904895 Sat, 06 Feb 2021 17:28:52 +0000 <div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/local-news/seventh-day-adventist-church-celebrates-designation-mission" ><span><img src="https://www.samoanews.com/sites/default/files/styles/teaser/public/field/image/7_day_adv_church_n_gov_lemanu_9999.jpg?itok=RtEAXvqw" width="168" height="100" alt="Gov. Lemanu P. S Mauga and other dignitaries" title="Gov. Lemanu P. S Mauga was among the dignitaries attending the official opening ceremony for the Seventh-day Adventist Church (SDA) in American Samoa becoming a Mission. [photo by AF]" /></span></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p><em>Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — </em>The Seventh-day Adventist Church (SDA) in American Samoa has reached another milestone in its history when it officially became a Mission.</p></div></div></div> Youth suicide a major issue raised in PD confirmation hearing https://www.samoanews.com/youth-suicide-major-issue-raised-pd-confirmation-hearing Samoa News - Latest and Breaking Sports, Politics, Business, and Samoan News from Pago Pago, American Samoa urn:uuid:cb9f97a8-6f1f-ca85-cc4e-6f5eb253fa94 Fri, 05 Feb 2021 18:58:50 +0000 <div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/youth-suicide-major-issue-raised-pd-confirmation-hearing" ><span><img src="https://www.samoanews.com/sites/default/files/styles/teaser/public/field/image/pd_michael_white.jpg?itok=Has-yAFw" width="168" height="100" alt="Acting Public Defender Michael White" title="Acting Public Defender Michael White during his Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday this week. Youth suicide — a major issue in American Samoa — was raised during his hearing. White told Senators, “Sometimes it’s easier for someone from the outside, to look in, to help a parent understand what’s going on.” (See story for details elsewhere in today’s issue) “If you or someone you know is feeling overwhelmed or hopeless and needs someone to talk to, call DoH Suicide Hotline - 220,” the DoH statement says. “Help is available. You are loved and not alone. Talk to someone today.” [photo: FS]" /></span></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p><em>Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — </em>Suicide among juveniles was one of the issues raised by Sen.</p></div></div></div> Change order reason for delay in renovation of Amouli Health Center https://www.samoanews.com/local-news/change-order-reason-delay-renovation-amouli-health-center Samoa News - Latest and Breaking Sports, Politics, Business, and Samoan News from Pago Pago, American Samoa urn:uuid:534a33a0-488d-b90f-5d3c-3550329977fb Wed, 03 Feb 2021 17:42:16 +0000 <div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/local-news/change-order-reason-delay-renovation-amouli-health-center" ><span><img src="https://www.samoanews.com/sites/default/files/styles/teaser/public/field/image/amouli_health_center_0264.jpg?itok=zayUzZ0X" width="168" height="100" alt="Photo of Amouli Health Center" title="Current condition at the Amouli Health Center, where the high cost of a change order has delayed the renovation, according to the DoH director. [photo by AF]" /></span></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p><em>Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —</em> It was the high cost of the “change order’ from the construction company doing the repairs for the Amouli Health Center that caused the delay to the work, accor</p></div></div></div> Amata sends welcome home message to the repatriation flight https://www.samoanews.com/local-news/amata-sends-welcome-home-message-repatriation-flight Samoa News - Latest and Breaking Sports, Politics, Business, and Samoan News from Pago Pago, American Samoa urn:uuid:5d778ac9-2cfc-17d8-5ad0-c5d74d7611d4 Tue, 02 Feb 2021 17:17:24 +0000 <div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/local-news/amata-sends-welcome-home-message-repatriation-flight" ><span><img src="https://www.samoanews.com/sites/default/files/styles/teaser/public/field/image/amata_taping_psa_to_welcome_repatriation_flight_and_encourage_vaccines_copy.png?itok=1XXKbQGS" width="168" height="100" alt="Amata wearing a face mask" title="Amata recording a public service announcement to welcome repatriation flight and encourage vaccines. [courtesy photo]" /></span></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p><em>Washington, D.C. — </em>Monday, Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata released a welcome home message on the occasion of the first repatriation flight:</p></div></div></div> Bluesky donation aims to keep returning residents ‘connected’ https://www.samoanews.com/local-news/bluesky-donation-aims-keep-returning-residents-connected Samoa News - Latest and Breaking Sports, Politics, Business, and Samoan News from Pago Pago, American Samoa urn:uuid:69d8db6f-af3d-d37b-c18f-77c8ea750b85 Mon, 01 Feb 2021 18:54:04 +0000 <div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/local-news/bluesky-donation-aims-keep-returning-residents-connected" ><span><img src="https://www.samoanews.com/sites/default/files/styles/teaser/public/field/image/_bs_donationimg_5592.jpg?itok=HbNi93xh" width="168" height="100" alt="Raj Deo, Governor Lemanu’s chief of staff Tuimavave Tauapai Laupola, Bluesky Human Resources manager Lisa Gebauer, Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga, Bluesky chief executive officer, Justin Tuiasosopo, and Bluesky customer service manager Sherry Sele" title="[l-r] Bluesky Communication’s technical consultant Raj Deo, Governor Lemanu’s chief of staff Tuimavave Tauapai Laupola, Bluesky Human Resources manager Lisa Gebauer, Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga, Bluesky chief executive officer, Justin Tuiasosopo, and Bluesky customer service manager Sherry Sele, posed for a media photo after a Bluesky news conference last Friday at the company’s main office at the Laufou Shopping Center." /></span></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p><em>Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — </em>Aside from donating cases of essential items specifically requested by the government’s “Long Journey Home: American Samoa Repatriation Donation Drive”, Bluesky</p></div></div></div> Gov gratefully accepts huge donation of PPE for our first responders https://www.samoanews.com/local-news/gov-gratefully-accepts-huge-donation-ppe-our-first-responders Samoa News - Latest and Breaking Sports, Politics, Business, and Samoan News from Pago Pago, American Samoa urn:uuid:93a3c4dc-c961-852e-7343-89e6256777ac Wed, 27 Jan 2021 17:45:02 +0000 <div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/local-news/gov-gratefully-accepts-huge-donation-ppe-our-first-responders" ><span><img src="https://www.samoanews.com/sites/default/files/styles/teaser/public/field/image/gov_n_ics.jpg?itok=uFg6kLYh" width="168" height="100" alt="Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga with Ziggy Vollrath and cartons of PPE" title="This Jan. 19th photo posted by the Governor’s Office on the ASG Facebook page shows Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga (right), welcoming one of the territory’s largest business donations of personal protective equipment (PPE), at the Pago Pago Trading Company (PPTC) compound. Ziggy Vollrath (on the left in this photo) who is the general Manager of ICS Pago represented the company at the presentation. [photo: Gov’s Office]" /></span></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p><em>Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — </em>Gov.</p></div></div></div> Territorial Holiday — Martin Luther King Jr. Day https://www.samoanews.com/local-news/territorial-holiday-martin-luther-king-jr-day Samoa News - Latest and Breaking Sports, Politics, Business, and Samoan News from Pago Pago, American Samoa urn:uuid:e7a451c0-022a-6379-f778-56d47b903ef3 Mon, 18 Jan 2021 17:52:40 +0000 <div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/local-news/territorial-holiday-martin-luther-king-jr-day" ><span><img src="https://www.samoanews.com/sites/default/files/styles/teaser/public/field/image/mlk.jpg?itok=yQ8feiem" width="168" height="100" alt="Dr. Martin Luther King Jr" title="Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, &quot;The time is always right to do what is right.&quot; [image: The King Center]" /></span></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Caught between colliding pressures of a pandemic, political unrest and outcries for social justice, this Martin Luther King Day of Service is unlike any other.</p></div></div></div>