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Rendering of proposed new Fono Building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Senate has called for a Conference Committee of the Fono to convene Fridy morning to iron out differences and reach a resolution on the final language of an Administration bill appropriating funds for the construction of a “new cement perimeter wall” around the...
Rendering of proposed new Fono Building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — After making major amendments, the House last Thursday approved — through a majority vote — an Administration bill which increases the salaries of the governor and lieutenant governor with an early effective date — instead of January 2021. The House version of the bill...
ASTCA building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Three senators have sponsored legislation, which creates by law, the “American Samoa Telecommunications Corporation Authority” — still referred to with the acronym “ASTCA” — and “shall in no way [be] considered an agency or semi-autonomous agency” of ASG. The bill is...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In a Sept. 19th letter, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga raised concerns with Fono leaders over the alleged verbal abuse of his cabinet members who appeared for hearings, especially the recently completed Fono Joint Budget Committee hearings for fiscal year 2020. And the...
Senate President Gaoteote Tofau Palaie
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — After making one amendment, the Fono Joint Budget Committee yesterday passed the final fiscal year 2020 budget, without inflating the initial total budget submission of $421.48 million. Both the Senate and House now go through the final process of approving the budget...
TBAS logo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — According to their fiscal year 2018 audit, the Territorial Bank of American Samoa or TBAS received a $1.85 million capital infusion from the American Samoa Government in FY 2018, without it being brought to the Fono by the administration for legislative appropriation....
Aumoeualogo Te’o J. Fuavai in a 2018 file photo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Senators on Tuesday approved a Senate Concurrent Resolution conveying condolences of the Legislature and the people of American to the children and family of the late High Chief, Aumoeualogo Te’o Fuavai, who passed away last month in Seattle, Washington. The resolution,...
Manua Wharfs
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Senators have approved a non-binding resolution calling on the U.S Army Corps of Engineers Honolulu District “to make immediate, necessary and vital repairs to restore” the Ta’u Wharf on Ta’u island for the safety of the Manu’a people. According to the resolution,...
LBJ Medical Center head of pharmacy, Dr. Evelyn Ahhing-Faaiuaso and chief of internal medical, Dr. Seakerise Tuato’o
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Chemical castration treatment for sex offenders,  “is not [a] 100%” sure thing for cure, says LBJ Medical Center’s chief of internal medical, Dr. Seakerise Tuato’o, while Sen. Tauaa S. Vaouli points out that something needs to be done to address the rising number of sex...
We had a story in our paper last week — Mar. 28th — about Vice Speaker Fetu Fetui Jr and Speaker of the House Savali Talavou Ale voicing their disappointment with the way the media was carrying out its news coverage of the House of Representatives.  Fetu, who made the comments during Fono...

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