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American Samoa to burn waste for fuel
4 July 2014 - The American Samoa Power Authority has signed a waste to energy power agreement with a US company to set up a plant that will use garbage to produce fuel oil. The contractor will design, build, and operate the plant at the sanitary landfill at Futiga with construction to begin this year. From the 62 tons of waste a day, the facility will produce enough fuel to generate a net 15 million kilowatt hours of electricity per year. (more)

American Samoa bans shark fishing to save species
15 November 2012 - American Samoa is banning shark fishing in its waters in hopes of stopping the population's decline. The rules taking effect this week make it illegal to catch or possess sharks within three nautical miles of the shoreline. The ban extends to three species of reef fish. Doug Fenner, who monitors sharks for the Department of Marine & Wildlife Resources, says the rules cover most of the territory's coral reefs and will prevent shark trafficking. (more)

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Filmmaker, songwriter, photographer travels world as MUM and Transcendental Meditation ambassador
1 June 2013 - Amine Kouider grew up in Algiers, Algeria. After studying engineering for one year, he decided to study abroad at Maharishi University of Management. Amine graduated in 2009 with a double major in business administration and media and communications, and worked full-time for the David Lynch Foundation making documentaries in schools, prisons, and homeless shelters where the Foundation introduced the Transcendental Meditation programme. In 2012, he became a teacher of Transcendental Meditation and has been teaching in Algeria. (more)


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