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participants at the 2018 Youth Empowerment Summit
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The main reason for last week’s “Youth Empowerment Summit on Self- Determination & Hope” was to help youth learn about current and critical issues on American Samoa’s political status and constitution. Another was to get a good indication of their views on these...
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,...
Trixy Taua-Petaia during her keynote address on Tuesday
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “Learning has no limits. Knowledge is very powerful,” declared Trixy Taua-Petaia, during her keynote address Tuesday, the final day of the two-day Governor’s 2018 Youth Empowerment Summit at the Pago Pago Youth Center, where she also urged youth participants to remember...
Photo of U.S. National passport
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Last week Friday, the Washington D.C. based non-profit, Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) sought permission from the federal court in Salt Lake City, Utah to be allowed to file an ‘Amicus Curiae’ or friends of the court, brief in the US citizenship lawsuit case, in...
A look at some of the participants yesterday at the opening of the two-day,  Governor’s 2018 Youth Empowerment Summit at the Pago Pago Youth Center
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In her keynote address, Dr. Mafutaga Tagaloa-Tulifau, a product of the local public education system, emphasized to some 300 participants at the Governor’s 2018 Youth Empowerment Summit the importance of achieving “higher education” in their future. Tagaloa-Tulifau, a...
Youth Summit leaders: Lt. Gov. Lemanu Palepoi Sialega Mauga, Fa’aea Malielegaoi Tulifau, Dr. Mafutaga Tagaloa-Tulifau and Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Lt. Gov. Lemanu Palepoi Sialega Mauga, Fa’aea Malielegaoi Tulifau, Dr. Mafutaga Tagaloa-Tulifau and Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga yesterday morning before the start of the Governor’s 2018 Youth Empowerment Summit at the Pago Pago Youth Center, where Tagaloa-Tulifau was the keynote speaker. Read details...
Dear Editor, In response to the ongoing challenges brought forth by those who neither understand the true nature of said clause, nor do they understand American Samoa’s (AS) Constitution that became effective on July 1, 1967, I offer my herein assessment regarding subject matter. First, the...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Fono vote override authority and the Large Vessel Prohibited Area (LVPA) in waters of American Samoa, are other issues on the agenda for the two-day Governor’s 2018 Youth Empowerment Summit, which opens today at the Pago Pago Youth Center, following a church service...
Tapa’au Dr. Daniel Aga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Governor’s 2018 Youth Empowerment Summit is set for this upcoming week with the theme, “Self-Determination and Hope”, and is spearheaded by the ASG Office of Political Status, Constitutional Review & Federal Relations, which is led by Tapa’au Dr. Daniel Aga. Tapa...
 US Vice President Mike Pence greeting army reserves in American Samoa
Seattle, WASHINGTON — The US military has begun discriminating against service men and women born in American Samoa, a US lawyer has said. Historically American Samoan born US nationals and US citizens were treated equally by the military according to the Seattle-based attorney, Leiataua Charles...

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