• By the late nineteenth century, French, British, German, and American vessels routinely stopped at Samoa, as they valued Pago Pago Harbor as a refueling station for coal-fired shipping and whaling. (wikipedia.org)
  • PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) - Congress passed a bill this week to freeze American Samoa's minimum wage, responding to employer concerns and a government financial report that suggest automatic increases were harming the U.S. territory's economy. (yahoo.com)
  • One of the most famous spots in American Samoa is Pago Pago on the main island of Tutuila. (worldtravelguide.net)
  • The capital of American Samoa is Pago Pago , but the seat of government is Fagatogo . (wikipedia.org)
  • In July 2014, the EPA in American Samoa reported a discharge pipeline break at the StarKist facility there was spilling wastewater into the inner Pago Pago Harbor. (upi.com)
  • At its head lies fabled Pago Pago, sometimes called Pango Pango, a South Seas island village that is American Samoa's capital and only port of call. (howstuffworks.com)
  • Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA - Speaking at Sunday's government COVID-19 Task Force meeting, Health director Motusa Tuileama Nua says a three-month immunization campaign is underway for all students - at both public and private schools - to receive their required vaccinations. (samoanews.com)
  • Pago Pago, AMERICA SAMOA - A 38-year-old man who was accused of touching a woman's breast in a sexual manner has admitted the charge against him. (samoanews.com)
  • Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA - Two men who were arrested and charged for violating local drug laws entered into a plea agreement with the government. (samoanews.com)
  • Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA - Vice Speaker of the House, Fetu Fetui Jr has strongly advised the American Samoa Attorney General conduct an immediate investigation within the Immigration Office due to strong allegations that many Chinese people have been given permanent IDs but have only lived in the. (samoanews.com)
  • Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA - The 7% increase in local revenue proposed under the government's fiscal year 2021 budget, is the result of improved collections and the "huge influx" of federal coronavirus stimulus funds, according Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga in his cover letter to Fono leaders. (samoanews.com)
  • Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA - A young woman who tested positive for methamphetamine while on probation was given one more chance by the High Court to prove herself and show she can change her life and become a productive member of the community. (samoanews.com)
  • Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA - The American Samoa Senate is preparing legislation to allow people stranded overseas by Covid-19 to vote in the November 3rd poll. (samoanews.com)
  • Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA - "Your veterinary clinic is in crisis," wrote Dr. Kathleen Riley, in a Sept. 2nd email to Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga, who was told that the island of Tutuila is experiencing an outbreak of leptospirosis. (samoanews.com)
  • PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) - American Samoa's only dialysis clinic reopened Friday after a product recall forced it to close for two days. (ktar.com)
  • Pago Pago in American Samoa, c. 1918. (laphamsquarterly.org)
  • Rose Atoll lies approximately 130 nautical miles east-southeast of American Samoa's Pago Pago Harbor and is the easternmost Samoan island and the southernmost point of the United States. (noaa.gov)
  • There are some ways that American Samoa's special status as an unincorporated territory have interesting legal consequences. (wikitravel.org)
  • Monetary transfers from the US Government also add substantially to American Samoa's economic well-being. (wikitravel.org)
  • American Samoa's minimum pay was set to increase by 50 cents in September, but that now stands to be delayed until 2015. (yahoo.com)
  • America Samoa's nonvoting delegate in the U.S. House of Representatives, Eni H. Faleomavaega, said the Senate bill was overwhelmingly approved Tuesday, 378-11. (yahoo.com)
  • While he supported it, "I take no happiness in the successful passage of this bill because I still stand for fair wages for American Samoa's workers," he said. (yahoo.com)
  • American Samoa's greatest attraction is undoubtedly its natural beauty, which has remained untouched by mass tourism. (iexplore.com)
  • These small islands also contain a fair amount of historic landmarks like the Tia Seu Lupe Park ancient stone pigeon-catching platforms and the Jean P Haydon Museum's Apollo Moon Missions exhibit depicting American Samoa's significant role in these groundbreaking space missions. (iexplore.com)
  • As the southernmost national park on United States territory, American Samoa's only national park extends across the islands of Ofu, Tutuila, and Ta'u. (iexplore.com)
  • The most remote and tiniest of all national marine sanctuaries in United States territories, Fagatele Bay was established in 1986 to protect American Samoa's unusual sea life and coral reefs, and is one of the safest and most popular scuba diving and snorkeling spots. (iexplore.com)
  • The community of Ottoville is home to one of American Samoa's best preserved star mounds. (iexplore.com)
  • An exhibit about American Samoa's important role in the Apollo Moon Missions is among the main highlights of this Fagatogo institution, one of the largest museums in all of American Samoa. (iexplore.com)
  • About 97 percent of American Samoa's population of seabirds soars above Rose Atoll, the southernmost of all United States territories. (iexplore.com)
  • Statisticians at American Samoa's LBJ Hospital say there has not been a 14 year old mother giving birth at LBJ Hospital for the first time in five years. (radionz.co.nz)
  • American Samoa's volcanoes, inactive since 1911, have left an intriguing land formation, including cavernous lava tubes. (worldtravelguide.net)
  • Samoa's economy has remained partly dependent upon American aid and is underdeveloped compared to the U.S. mainland or Hawaii. (encyclopedia.com)
  • As an unorganized U.S. territory, and in fact, the only U.S. territory located south of the Equator, American Samoa's flag is symbolic of that association, as it features the red, white and blue of the U.S. Stars and Stripes, as well as an American bald eagle. (worldatlas.com)
  • GAO was asked to review American Samoa's customs and immigration programs and this report discusses (1) the operations of American Samoa's customs and immigration programs, and (2) the extent to which U.S. and American Samoa agencies have identified potential risks in American Samoa's customs and immigration programs. (gao.gov)
  • American Samoa and U.S. government agencies report that American Samoa's operations of its customs and immigration programs may pose risks to American Samoa and the rest of the United States, but U.S. agencies have not conducted a risk assessment. (gao.gov)
  • American Samoan and U.S. officials have identified no concerns to the rest of the United States from American Samoa's operations of its customs program. (gao.gov)
  • U.S. officials state that the potential risk to the rest of the United States from American Samoa's current immigration operations is illegal immigration into the rest of the United States as a result of travelers obtaining false documentation, such as a CI, in American Samoa. (gao.gov)
  • American Samoa's Department of Youth and Women's Affairs has joined forces with the local football federation to fight obesity in the territory. (rnz.co.nz)
  • Three American warships then entered the Apia harbor and prepared to engage the three German warships found there. (wikipedia.org)
  • In this image from video, a woman prays in front of a portrait of her lost child with measles in Apia, Samoa. (voanews.com)
  • Vailima, SAMOA - A musician couple made an interesting discovery recently at Robert Louis Stevenson Museum in Apia. (samoanews.com)
  • Apia, SAMOA - The President of the Samoa Rugby Union, Namulauulu Sami Leota, has expressed disappointment with the hiring process of new Manu Samoa coach Steve Jackson. (samoanews.com)
  • Apia, SAMOA - Fa'afafines Got Talent (F.G.T.) is back bigger and better this year. (samoanews.com)
  • Apia, SAMOA - There were chaotic scenes in town next to the seawall bus stop when a brawl broke out between some students of Leifiifi College and Maluafou College yesterday afternoon. (samoanews.com)
  • Apia, SAMOA - The Samoa District Court has given Court Officer Mane Junior Su'a a 12-month suspended sentence after he pleaded guilty to the possession of utensils under the Narcotics Act. (samoanews.com)
  • Samoa closed all its schools, Nov. 18, 2019, banned children from public gatherings and mandated that everybody get vaccinated. (voanews.com)
  • In 2019, three American Samoans living in Utah sued the U.S. government to say they are citizens. (wikipedia.org)
  • Listings of Telephone Central Office Building Pictures for other countries outside North America. (co-buildings.com)
  • Most American Samoans are bilingual and can speak English and Samoan fluently. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Samoans gained a measure of self-government when American Samoa approved its first constitution in 1966. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Samoans are American nationals, although not American citizens. (encyclopedia.com)
  • The 2000 Census gave the population of American Samoa as 57,291, of which 88.2 percent were ethnic Samoans. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Unlike people who are not Americans at all, American Samoans can go to any other part of the United States they want and live there for as long as they want. (wikipedia.org)
  • Some American Samoans like that they are not American citizens and others do not. (wikipedia.org)
  • Some American Samoans say that being nationals and not citizens makes it easier for them to keep the fa'a Samoa , the Samoan way of life. (wikipedia.org)
  • The judge said that the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution says that anyone born in any part of the United States is a citizen, and that should mean American Samoans too. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 2016, the United States Supreme Court decided they did not want to look at a case about whether American Samoans are citizens. (wikipedia.org)
  • Dear Editor, Since the article "Stranded American Samoans offer solutions to their overseas plight" was printed in the Samoa News, there has been overwhelming support. (samoanews.com)
  • While there is a strong American influence in the islands, American Samoans proudly retain their cultural heritage. (worldatlas.com)
  • The Office of the Attorney General is responsible for, among other things, issuing Certificates of Identity (CI), which American Samoans may use to demonstrate their nationality when traveling to the rest of the United States. (gao.gov)
  • From February 16 through March 2, and from April 4 through 21, the NOAA ship Okeanos Explorer will be exploring in and around National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa and Rose Atoll Marine National Monument. (noaa.gov)
  • The white line shows the boundaries of the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone of American Samoa, and the light blue boxes are the boundaries of the Rose Atoll Marine National Monument and National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa. (noaa.gov)
  • By studying these regions, too, we can better inform the management plans for marine protected areas like National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa and Rose Atoll Marine National Monument. (noaa.gov)
  • Between February and April 2017, NOAA and partners will conduct two telepresence-enabled ocean exploration cruises on NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer to collect critical baseline information of unknown and poorly known deepwater areas in American Samoa and Samoa, with an emphasis on the Rose Atoll Marine National Monument (RAMNM) and National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa (NMSAS). (noaa.gov)
  • NOAA Fisheries will incorporate the information into a Rose Atoll Marine National Monument and American Samoa Archipelago Ecosystem and Fisheries Science Action Plan which will be used to guide marine ecosystem and fisheries research planning across the American Samoa Archipelago. (noaa.gov)
  • Rose Atoll Marine National Monument and American Samoa Ecosystem and Fisheries Research Prioritization Workshop. (noaa.gov)
  • National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa protects more than 13,000 square miles of nearshore coral reefs, deep water reefs, hydrothermal vent communities, and rare marine archaeological resources. (noaa.gov)
  • The Swains Island inset box is another unit of the National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa located further north than the map area. (noaa.gov)
  • National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa is located in the cradle of Polynesia's oldest culture and thought to support the greatest diversity of marine life in the National Marine Sanctuary System. (noaa.gov)
  • American Samoa, located within the geographical region of Oceania , is one of only two possessions of the United States in the Southern Hemisphere, the other being Jarvis Island. (travellerspoint.com)
  • Although American Samoa will not participate in the November 3, 2020, U.S. presidential general election because it is a territory and not a state , it will still participate in the U.S. presidential caucuses and primaries . (wikipedia.org)
  • The 2020 American Samoa Democratic caucuses are tentatively scheduled to take place on Super Tuesday , March 3, 2020, in the Democratic Party presidential primaries for the 2020 presidential election . (wikipedia.org)
  • The 2020 American Samoa Republican caucuses are tentatively scheduled to take place on March 24, 2020. (wikipedia.org)
  • Dear Editor, There have been quite a few stories in the media lately concerning residents of American Samoa stranded overseas due to the closure of the borders of American Samoa and who most likely won't be able to return to the territory in time to participate or vote in the November 2020 election. (samoanews.com)
  • As of 2021, the population of American Samoa is approximately 46,366 people. (wikipedia.org)
  • Tutuila Island was selected for data collection because it is the home of over 95% of the American Samoa population. (cdc.gov)
  • This is the population pyramid for American Samoa. (cia.gov)
  • American Samoa demographic graphs for population, American Samoa ethnic groups and demographics from American Samoa. (countryreports.org)
  • American Samoa [1] is a group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean that lie about halfway between Hawaii and New Zealand and about 100 km east of the island country of Samoa , which is part of the same archipelago. (wikitravel.org)
  • The National Park of American Samoa and Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary may be two officially protected landscapes, but the archipelago also contains smaller, unspoiled sanctuaries encompassing the beaches of Ofu and Alega. (iexplore.com)
  • NOAA Fisheries held a 2-day workshop in Utulei, American Samoa in May 2015 to gain insight from local scientists and managers on marine ecosystem and fisheries research needs within the American Samoa Archipelago. (noaa.gov)
  • American Samoa Archipelago Ecosystem Science: Socioeconomics Research. (noaa.gov)
  • Gretchen Carlson, a former Miss America who is head of the organization's board of trustees, made the announcement Tuesday, June 5, 2018, on "Good Morning America. (samoaobserver.ws)
  • http://www.botany.hawaii.edu/basch/uhnpscesu/pdfs/sam/Volk1993AS.pdf (Page 5) https://repository.library.noaa.gov/view/noaa/8414/Share (Pages 33 and 35) https://www.nps.gov/npsa/learn/nature/upload/2nded05I.pdf (Page 86) http://www.lonelyplanet.com/american-samoa/tutuila/attractions/nuuuli-falls/a/poi-sig/1456064/362248 Clayville, Melinda (2021). (wikipedia.org)
  • Revised Constitution of American Samoa Archived 2021-01-13 at the Wayback Machine , American Samoa Bar Association. (wikipedia.org)
  • The islands are frequently referred to as Samoa , which is the name of a separate island, and independent country, that used to be known as Western Samoa , that lies about 100 km west of American Samoa. (wikitravel.org)
  • the western portion, known as Western Samoa or the Republic of Samoa, is an independent nation. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Samoa Chamber of Industry and Commerce - The SAMOA Chamber of Commerce and Industry is an association of businesses, corporations and business people representing in the very broadest sense the Private Sector Business Community in Samoa (formerly Western Samoa). (sea-ex.com)
  • The pre-Western history of Eastern Samoa (now American Samoa) is inextricably bound with the history of Western Samoa (now independent Samoa ). (travellerspoint.com)
  • That wasn't true of Western Samoa, which was about forty miles west from American Samoa and consisted of two large islands, Upolu and Savai'i. (laphamsquarterly.org)
  • Western Samoa had been administered by New Zealand since the beginning of World War I. It didn't shut out the world-and it was devastated by the pandemic. (laphamsquarterly.org)
  • American Samoa shut out the world and had zero deaths, while at least 8,500 died in Western Samoa. (laphamsquarterly.org)
  • Leanza Cornett, Miss America 1993, supported the dropping of the swimsuit competition. (samoaobserver.ws)
  • and broadcast-, print-, and web-quality imagery developed during the 2017 American Samoa expedition. (noaa.gov)
  • 2017 American Samoa Expedition: Suesuega o le Moana o Amerika Samoa Part 1 is a remotely operated vehicle (ROV), mapping, and telepresence-enabled cruise with full shore-based science participation. (noaa.gov)
  • 2017 American Samoa Expedition: Suesuega o le Moana o Amerika Samoa Part 2 is a mapping cruise with 24-hour operations focused on priority areas identified by the science and management community, including unmapped areas of the NMSAS and RAMNM, areas of interest for understanding the geologic history of the area and potential geohazards, and unmapped seamounts. (noaa.gov)
  • This information will be incorporated into an American Samoa marine research implementation plan for 2017-2022. (noaa.gov)
  • Settled as early as 1000 BCE by Polynesian navigators, Samoa was reached by European explorers in the 18th century. (wikitravel.org)
  • Traditional oral literature of Samoa and Manuʻa talks of a widespread Polynesian network or confederacy (or "empire") that was prehistorically ruled by the successive Tui Manuʻa dynasties. (wikipedia.org)
  • The first Polynesian colonists seem to have reached Samoa from Fiji around 1000 b.c. (encyclopedia.com)
  • American Samoa is an unincorporated and unorganized territory of the United States, administered by the Office of Insular Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior. (wikitravel.org)
  • Officially, American Samoa is an "unorganized" territory. (wikipedia.org)
  • Nu'uuli is a village on the central east coast of Tutuila Island, American Samoa. (wikipedia.org)
  • It is the fifth-largest village in land area in American Samoa and the second-largest on Tutuila Island. (wikipedia.org)
  • American Samoa will get a measles vaccine shipment from the US Centers for Disease Control and Protection on Monday, Tufa said. (theadvocate.com.au)
  • The Okeanos crew -- and all the scientists joining via video feed in exploration command centers around the country -- is out in American Samoa with the specific mission of finding out what's out there. (noaa.gov)
  • The immigration program is administered by the Immigration Office and the Immigration Board, which both report to the American Samoa Attorney General. (gao.gov)
  • The acting American Samoa Governor, Lemanu Peleti Mauga, has declared a public health emergency following the confirmation of 3 people with dengue fever by the Hawaii State Laboratory. (radionz.co.nz)
  • The Health Department in American Samoa says it has confirmed the acute rash outbreak as cases of Chikungunya, a virus similar to dengue fever. (revolutionradio.org)
  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - When the Miss America pageant started in 1921, having young women parade around in bathing suits seemed like a great way to get tourists to come to the Atlantic City Boardwalk after Labor Day. (samoaobserver.ws)
  • The citizens of American Samoa are US "nationals" and not US "citizens," but they are allowed to travel freely between the American Samoa and the US Mainland. (wikitravel.org)
  • People who are born in American Samoa are called U.S. nationals, not U.S. citizens. (wikipedia.org)
  • Since the emergence of US influence and control the government of the United States of America has put up resistance to the emergence of local independence movements. (wikitravel.org)
  • The Governor of American Samoa is the head of government and exercises executive power. (wikitravel.org)
  • A report last year by the U.S. Government Accountability Office said employment in American Samoa has declined because of the minimum wage increases that began in 2007. (yahoo.com)
  • So between now and 2015, it will be up to the American Samoa government and our corporate partners, including StarKist and Tri-Marine, to find new ways of succeeding without further compromising the wages of our fish cleaners because I cannot promise that I will support any more delays after this. (yahoo.com)
  • it provides a tripartite system of government similar to the standard American model, albeit with some unique concessions to local custom. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Sept. 13 (UPI) -- StarKist tuna company reached an agreement the federal government to pay a $6.3 million fine and upgrade its facilities in American Samoa to reduce pollution to coastal waters. (upi.com)
  • The government of American Samoa has declared that the US territory has an outbreak of measles, a move that will lead to the closure of public schools and a ban on gatherings in parks. (theadvocate.com.au)
  • Samoa declared a state of emergency and complete shutdown of government and business operations while vaccination teams searched for residents susceptible to the disease, health officials said. (theadvocate.com.au)
  • The government of American Samoa has declared that the US territory has an outbreak of measles. (theadvocate.com.au)
  • This is a 2-m bathymetric grid of high-resolution, shallow water multibeam echo-soundings gathered by the Kongsberg Simrad EM-3000 system on a boat owned by the America Samoa Government (ASG), Dept. of Marine & Wildlife Resources (DMWR). (orst.edu)
  • NOAA co-manages the sanctuary with the government of American Samoa and works closely with communities adjacent to the sanctuary, all within the context of Samoan cultural traditions. (noaa.gov)
  • Settled as early as 1000 B. C., Samoa was "discovered" by European explorers in the 18th century. (faqs.org)
  • 12/08/09) HONOLULU - One facility in American Samoa reported a total of 5.66 pounds of toxic chemicals released into the air in 2008, according to new data released today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. (epa.gov)
  • Situated approximately 2,300 miles south of Honolulu, American Samoa Natonal Park actually is closer to Auckland, New Zealand, than it is to any city in the United States. (howstuffworks.com)
  • Another shipment is due to arrive Friday night from Honolulu on Hawaiian Airlines, the only carrier connecting American Samoa to the U.S. (ktar.com)
  • A team of 76 health care workers and support staff went to Samoa for a two-day medical mission to ensure residents in the independent nation of Samoa were immunised from the highly contagious virus, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports. (theadvocate.com.au)
  • Wesley Samoa, Lama Lauvao and Natisha Tautalatasi made their initial appearance Wednesday morning in Kona District Court. (samoanews.com)
  • This national park, in the United States Territory of American Samoa, adds the Nation's finest examples paleotropical rainforest, superb Pacific island scenery, and outstanding coral reef ecosystems to our country's National Park System. (nps.gov)
  • Three stones from the moon and the tiny American Samoa flag Apollo astronauts gave to former president Richard Nixon are now prominently displayed. (iexplore.com)
  • American Samoa: 100 Years Under the United States Flag. (wikipedia.org)
  • may be disbursed only by the Governor, in amounts determined by the High Court of American Samoa, to those villages and families located within the boundaries of the park. (nps.gov)
  • The High Court of American Samoa shall have exclusive jurisdiction to determine the amount to be disbursed under this section to any person. (nps.gov)
  • That responsibility and authority lies solely with the High Court of American Samoa. (nps.gov)
  • No claims are made regarding the accuracy of American Samoa Geography 2006 information contained here. (theodora.com)
  • All suggestions for corrections of any errors about American Samoa Geography 2006 should be addressed to the CIA. (theodora.com)
  • The total land area is 199 square kilometers (76.8 sq mi), slightly more than Washington, D.C. American Samoa is the southernmost territory of the United States and one of two U.S. territories south of the Equator, along with the uninhabited Jarvis Island. (wikipedia.org)
  • American Samoa is the southernmost part of the United States. (travellerspoint.com)
  • The 6 pledged delegates American Samoa sends to the national convention will be joined by 5 unpledged PLEO delegates (4 members of the Democratic National Committee and the governor). (wikipedia.org)
  • Governor, Lt. Governor, Chairman, Members of the Task Force for the COVID-19, and all of those behind the closing of the borders, especially with the Hawaiian Airlines to American Samoa. (samoanews.com)
  • American Samoa consists of five main islands and two coral atolls. (wikipedia.org)
  • Parts of three of the easternmost islands and two coral reefs comprise American Samoa National Park. (howstuffworks.com)
  • American Samoa National Park preserves tropical rain forests, coral reefs, and an endangered 3,000-year-old culture. (howstuffworks.com)
  • Visitors to American Samoa National Park have an opportunity to see firsthand some of the best preserved coral reefs in the Pacific Ocean. (howstuffworks.com)
  • Located in the South Pacific Ocean, American Samoa is made up of 5 main islands, and 2 coral atolls. (worldatlas.com)
  • EPA announced the release of the final document, Climate Change and Interacting Stressors: Implications for Coral Reef Management in American Samoa . (epa.gov)
  • This report provides the coral reef managers of American Samoa, as well as other coral reef managers in the Pacific region, with some management options to help enhance the capacity of local coral reefs to resist the negative effects of climate change. (epa.gov)
  • Large-scale climate stressors are reviewed along with information on localized stressors in American Samoa to assess reef vulnerabilities to climate-related impacts such as coral bleaching. (epa.gov)
  • Projects Funded by NOAA's Coral Reef Conservation Program and DOI Office of Insular Affairs Coral Program in cooperation with the American Samoa Coral Reef Advisory Group. (noaa.gov)
  • Coral Bleaching Research in American Samoa. (noaa.gov)
  • Twenty-two people have died from measles in Samoa. (voanews.com)
  • In the neighbouring independent nation of Samoa, 65 people have died, mostly children and more than 4500 were infected since a measles outbreak started in October, health officials said. (theadvocate.com.au)
  • The developments in American Samoa came after dozens of Hawaii health care workers returned to their homes across the state after voluntarily providing measles vaccinations to thousands of residents of the independent nation of Samoa, officials said. (theadvocate.com.au)
  • In the early 20th century the American Samoa Mau movement was actively suppressed by the U.S. Navy. (wikitravel.org)
  • U.S. officials have raised questions about how American Samoa operates its customs and immigration programs, and if this introduces any risks to the security of American Samoa or the rest of the United States. (gao.gov)
  • GAO also visited American Samoa and interviewed U.S. and American Samoan officials to obtain insights. (gao.gov)
  • While the Customs Division has written policies and procedures to govern duties and responsibilities, American Samoa and U.S. law enforcement officials are concerned that American Samoa Customs officials have accepted bribes for improperly inspecting containers, which could result in lost tax revenues. (gao.gov)
  • While Department of State officials are aware of allegations of illegal immigration from aliens fraudulently obtaining CIs, and are working with law enforcement officials in American Samoa on an ongoing investigation into such allegations, this investigation will address the security of the process for obtaining U.S. passports and will not address the reported vulnerabilities in the process for issuing CIs. (gao.gov)
  • The overhaul was triggered by an email scandal last December in which Miss America officials mocked winners' intelligence, looks and sex lives. (samoaobserver.ws)
  • 01/16/13) SAN FRANCISCO - Toxic chemicals managed, treated or released into the environment from facilities operating in American Samoa remained basically the same in 2011 when compared to 2010, according to the latest Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) data available from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. (epa.gov)
  • In collaboration with the American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency, Dr. Polidoro and PhD student Tiffany Lewis will quantify the type and concentration of organic contaminants and microplastics in near-shore marine ecosystems and locally-consumed seafood in American Samoa. (asu.edu)
  • Congress is to be thanked for preventing further economic calamity in American Samoa and preventing continual increases to the minimum wage which would have led to additional layoffs in our fragile economy," said local Chamber of Commerce Chairman David Robinson. (yahoo.com)
  • American claims to the islands were strengthened by various Articles of Cession obtained from Samoan chiefs between 1900 and 1904, although Congress did not ratify these until 1929. (encyclopedia.com)
  • They owe allegiance to the United States, and have American diplomatic and military protection, but are not entitled to a representative in Congress. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Suzan Shown Harjo, executive director of the National Congress of American Indians, from El Reno, Okla. (samoanews.com)
  • All visitors (including US citizens) to American Samoa require a passport valid for six months or more, a return ticket or onward ticket and enough funds to support your stay. (wikitravel.org)
  • Perhaps the most beautiful part of this so-called sub-region, which is made up of hundreds of tiny islands, American Samoa consists of seven freckles of land. (worldtravelguide.net)
  • The western islands were run by Germany and then by New Zealand and are now the independent country Samoa . (wikipedia.org)
  • We hope that Country Calling Codes has been helpful in finding the South African calling code to make your international call from American Samoa to Phillipstown, South Africa. (countrycallingcodes.com)
  • Samoa , a neighboring independent country, shares the same culture, and much of the same history. (worldatlas.com)
  • These 9 delegates are unpledged unless instructed otherwise by a resolution passed by the American Samoa Republican Party. (wikipedia.org)
  • By the eighteenth century, Samoa supported a complex society with fortified villages, intensively cultivated fields, and extensive trade among the islands. (encyclopedia.com)
  • This thesis is the result of an intense interest in health education which grew out of a personal study of conditions in the schools and villages of American Samoa made during the summer of 1932. (hawaii.edu)
  • Three years ago, StarKist Co. announced the reduction of some 800 positions at StarKist Samoa, citing a competitive industry and higher labor costs. (yahoo.com)
  • Food production index (1999-2001 = 100) in American Samoa was reported at 116 in 2014, according to the World Bank collection of development indicators, compiled from officially recognized sources. (tradingeconomics.com)
  • Early nineteenth century Rarotongan missionaries to the Samoa islands were followed by a group of Western missionaries led by John Williams of the Congregationalist London Missionary Society in the 1830s, officially bringing Christianity to Samoa. (travellerspoint.com)
  • To inform the efforts of the task force, the American Samoa Department of Health and CDC conducted a baseline assessment of the availability, pricing, and promotion of healthful foods at retail food venues. (cdc.gov)
  • On average, freighters carrying imported foods arrive in American Samoa approximately twice a month (Personal communication, Va'a Tofaeono, Program Coordinator, American Samoa Department of Health). (cdc.gov)
  • American Samoa Representative and Liaison Offices , U.S. Department of the Interior. (wikipedia.org)
  • WASHINGTON -The U.S. Department of the Interior's Office of Insular Affairs' (OIA) Maintenance Assistance Program (MAP) supports the U.S. territories of American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. (samoanews.com)
  • Scott Anesi, a territorial epidemiologist with the American Samoa Department of Health, said there are currently 54 official cases of the virus, with at least 21 confirmed in pregnant women. (beckershospitalreview.com)
  • American Samoa has few health risks for normally healthy people. (nps.gov)
  • Regarding customs, potential risks to American Samoa are lost revenues and the possible aiding of criminal activities. (gao.gov)
  • This national park is composed of pristine beaches, tropical forests and biologically diverse reefs spread across the islands of American Samoa. (latimes.com)
  • This report provides a synthesis of information on the interactive effects of climate change and other stressors on the reefs of American Samoa as well as an assessment of potential management responses. (epa.gov)
  • Dr. Beth Polidoro , Center for Biodiversity Outcomes Deputy Director, was recently awarded $195,837 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 's Marine Debris Program to implement a screening-level ecological risk assessment for microplastics in American Samoa. (asu.edu)
  • Results of the two-year study will be used to estimate ecological risk to marine ecosystems and human health risk in American Samoa. (asu.edu)
  • Freddie Letuli Lonnie Palelei, NFL football player Maa Tanuvasa, NFL football player Lemanu Peleti Sialega Mauga, politician Tony Solaita, first American Samoan MLB-player. (wikipedia.org)
  • Tutuila, the largest island of American Samoa, is crowned with two great volcanic peaks rising above steaming rain forests. (howstuffworks.com)
  • Previously validated food environment assessment tools were modified to incorporate American Samoa foods and administered in a geographically representative sample of 70 stores (nine grocery stores and 61 convenience stores) and 20 restaurants. (cdc.gov)