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Deeds of Cession with US are the focus of federal hearing next month

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American Samoa’s two separate Deeds of Cession with the United States are the focus of a federal court hearing next month in the Territory of American Samoa’s lawsuit against several federal officials over the reduction of the Large Vessel Prohibited Area in waters of the territory.
 



200+ criminal charges filed against Samoa Police Commish yet to be finalized

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Apia, SAMOA — Although more than 200 criminal charges has been filed against the police commissioner the Samoa Attorney General’s office has yet to finalized them and this was revealed during the status hearing for suspended Police Commissioner Fuiavailili Egon Keil in the Supreme Court earlier this week.
 



Aumua issues statement on 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor Attack

Source: Media Release, Aumua Amata's office

Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata, issued the following statement on Wednesday to observe the 75th Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, HI by Imperial Japan on December 7, 1941.
 
“Today marks 75 years since that most infamous day when Japanese bombers viciously attacked the United States Naval Base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, killing over 2,400 and injuring another 1,700 American Servicemen and women.
 



Fautuaina Fa’atonusili tausisi tulafono fa’a faigaluegaina tagata

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Na fautuaina e le afioga i le Kovana ma le Lutena Kovana afioga i Faatonusili o Matagaluega ma Ofisa a le malo i le fonotaga a le Kapeneta i le vaiaso na te’a nei, ina ia mulimulita’i i tulafono o ta’iala e fa’atatau i le fa’a faigaluegaina lea o tagata faigaluega a le malo, ina ia mautinoa e leai se fa’afitauli e ono alia’e mai i se taimi o i luma.
 



Tala otooto o Fa’amasinoga

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TOFU FA’AMASINOGA VEVESI NA AMATA MAI I LE “FACEBOOK”
 
O se vevesi na amata mai i ni tusitusiga i luga o le “Facebook”, na mafua ai ona tula’i mai se vevesi i le va o ni tama’ita’i se to’atolu i le aso Lua na te’a nei, ma i’u ina taofia ai loa i latou e Leoleo i le toese i Tafuna i le po o le aso Lua lava lea, e fa’atalitali ai le taimi o le latou iloiloga i luma o le fa’amasinoga i le taeao ananafi.
 



E LE O OE O SE SULI MONI - Vaega XVII

E pisi lava le teineititi o Ianeta i le tapenaina o le fanua ma fa’atino ona tiute masani o aso ta’itasi, ae o lo o fealualua’i mai lava i le fogafale i luga le fafine saua o Mekala ma talanoa i le telefoni, ao ona mata e le misi ma le vaega o le fanua lea o lo o galue atu ai le teineititi.



Governor cautions his cabinet to “stay awake, be prepared”

Due to coming new federal admin, changes may happen
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With possible changes looming in the federal government, through the new administration of US President-elect Donald Trump, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has called on his cabinet to be prepared for any impending federal changes that will trickle down to American Samoa, impacting the local government.
 



Governor responds to GAO report findings

Takes issue with certain findings — not capturing the cultural idiosyncrasies…
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Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has recommended the creation of a US Department of Labor-constituted committee to set minimum wages appropriate for American Samoa, based on prevailing economic conditions, which also takes into account local cultural practices.
 
Federally mandated law set minimum wages for American Samoa in 2007 but prior to that, it was through a special industry committee (or SIC), whose members — both local and off island — were appointed by USDOL.



DMWR director speaks on local economy being highly dependent on fisheries

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Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources Director Dr. Ruth Matagi-Tofiga told delegates at the 13th Western and Central Pacific Fishery Commission meeting in Fiji that American Samoa’s economy is highly dependent on fishing and sustainable fisheries in the Western and Central Pacific ocean areas.
 



Su’esu’e Leoleo se vevesi na tula’i mai totonu o le Toese

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O le fa’aiuga o le vaiaso na te’a nei na tula’i mai ai se vevesi tele i totonu o le toese i Tafuna, e mafua mai ina ua fa’ao’olima ni ali’i pagota se to’alua i se isi ali’i pagota ma manu’a ai o ia.
 
O le fa’a faigata i Leoleo o le toese ona fa’afilemu le vevesi na tula’i mai i le va o pagota, na mafua ai loa ona talosagaina se fesoasoani a le Ofisa o Leoleo i Tafuna, e le i umi ae taunu’u ali’i ma tama’ita’i Leoleo e to’atolu i totonu o le lotoa.
 



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