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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The US National Marine Fisheries Service has reiterated its argument that, among other things, the Territory of American Samoa — through ASG — lacks standing to bring a lawsuit against the federal government, and requested a federal appeals court to reverse a ruling by...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The US National Marine Fisheries Service has disputed ASG’s use of “Deeds” —  referring to the 1900 Deed of Cession for Tutuila and Aunu’u; and the 1904 Deed of Cession for the Manu’a Islands — in their briefs filed with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in the ongoing...
Dear Editor, Vile practices are perpetuated by unchecked leaders in ASG. A long standing and ongoing problem has been brewing in this office. A problem that hindered progress and creating a negative impact on the daily productivity and operation of this office. This is about an employee trying to...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  Acting Governor of American Samoa, Lemanu Peleti Sialega Mauga has launched the territory’s first policy on how to manage and support civil servants who are experiencing drug or alcohol related problems in the workplace.  The American Samoa Government Drug and Alcohol...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Territory of American Samoa — through the American Samoa Government — has accused the US National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) of refusing to acknowledge the Deeds of Cession which constitute “other applicable [federal] law” and has treated the Deeds “with utter...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Through two separate letters to the Legislative Financial Office, Rep. Larry Sanitoa requested financial reports for the American Samoa Government as well as the American Samoa Telecommunications Authority (ASTCA). For the ASG financial reports, Sanitoa noted that...
Dear Editor, Good heavens. I just read the article about the proposed bill which seeks to increase the salaries of the members of the Senate and House. Is this some kind of joke? Here is a body of government who only works a total of 90 days a year (two 45-day sessions). How can they justify such...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With the partial shutdown of the federal government in effective over the Christmas holiday, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has directed relevant ASG agencies to identify the number of employees affected as he implemented a furlough for federal grant funded employees —...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has again reminded his directors of the American Samoa Government recruitment and hiring policy after learning of the “blatant disregard” of these procedures by some executive branch departments and offices. In a Nov. 7th letter to directors,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A federal judge has granted, in part, the American Samoa Government and Congresswoman Aumua Amata’s motion for “permissive intervention” in the US citizenship lawsuit, a court decision described by an attorney for the intervenors as “a victory for the people of American...

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