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Rendering of proposed new Fono Building
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...
American Samoa Executive Office Building
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,...
photo of U.S. National passport
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...
People waiting in line to get tax refunds
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Local residents seen early yesterday afternoon lined-up outside the disbursing window on the first floor of the A.P. Lutali Executive Office Building in Utulei, where Batch #9, totaling more than $1.35 million in tax returns were distributed. In a brief statement, ASG...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga and Lt. Gov. Lemanu Palepoi Sialega Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With the “high risk” designation still “haunting” the government when it comes to federal grants, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has re-established an entity within the Governor’s Office to address all compliance issues required by federal grantors. Speaking at last Thursday’...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Government and Congresswoman Aumua Amata are maintaining that as the Territory’s elected representatives, they “are best situated to represent the American Samoan interest in self-determination” and “have a direct interest” in the US citizenship...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “American Samoa’s democratically elected representatives have direct and substantial interests at stake that are not adequately represented by existing parties” in the US citizenship lawsuit before the federal court in Salt Lake City, Utah, according to the legal team,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Three US nationals who filed a US citizenship lawsuit at the federal court in Salt Lake City, Utah have revealed that they had consented to the American Samoa Government and Congresswoman Aumua Amata filing a timely amicus brief — or friends of the court brief — but not...

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