American Samoa

Philippines company close to building American Samoa plant

Anthony Bernardo led a delegation to Pago Pago last week.

He told local media that the financing is in place, but they want to make sure fish supplies are guaranteed.

The businessman says they have received great support from the administration and he is confident they will be able to start construction at the Tafuna Industrial Park within months.

Boys & Girls Clubs: Shaping great futures

The event was highlighted by a Samoan elei fashion show and Samoan dance “siva” performances prepared by BGCAS Cadet, Junior and Senior Mentees, Mentors and Summer Youth Employment Program Staff.

The BGCAS Chairman of the Board and Chief Volunteer Officer Mrs. Mary Ann Tulafono thanked parents, families, local Government leaders and Departments, businesses and organizations for the continued support of BGCAS, which is the only one of its kind in the South Pacific.

Hopes for rapid dengue fever testing in American Samoa

The territory is currently in the grip of an outbreak of the mosquito-borne illness, and the only way the territory's health department can test patients is by sending blood samples to Hawaii once a week.

The head of the CDC team sent to American Samoa to assist with the outbreak, Dr Tyler Sharp, says the time from taking the sample to having a result can vary from a few days to more than a week.

He says that not every person suspected of having dengue needs to be tested, but the centre is obtaining a limited supply of rapid testing kits.