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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...
House Speaker Savali Talavou Ale
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The poor attendance in the House last week prompted House Speaker Savali Talavou Ale to advise lawmakers to take their duties as elected officials seriously. Out of the 21 House members, only 12 showed up Tuesday and Wednesday. And start time - usually 10a.m. - was...
Vice Speaker, Fetu Fetui Jr shaking hands with Rep. Sataua Dr. Mataese Samuelu during a fono session last year.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Vice Speaker, Fetu Fetui Jr has voiced his disappointment with the way KHJ Radio has carried out its news coverage for the House of Representatives. Fetu's comments were made this week during House announcements. He said he listens to the news on KHJ everyday and he's...
Pago Pago Rep. Vesiai Poyer Samuelu.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Issues regarding the off-island medical referral program, and the process of recruiting nurses for the LBJ Medical Center were raised by some lawmakers during the House Session last week. RECRUITING NURSES Rep. Vesiai Poyer Samuelu said a lot of complaints have been...
Sen. Tauaa S. Vaouli introduced legislation requiring convicted sex offenders to undergo chemical castration
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With the spike in the number of reported sex cases, especially those against young children, Sen. Tauaa S. Vaouli introduced last Friday in the Senate, legislation requiring convicted sex offenders to undergo chemical castration. “Chemical castration is the use of...
Rendering of proposed new Fono Building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Legislative proposals from the administration have been submitted to the Fono for review, when lawmakers returned to work this past Monday after a 4-week recess. PETROLEUM STORAGE FACILITIES Acting Governor Lemanu Peleti Mauga has sent to the Fono for approval a bill to...
House Speaker, Savali Talavou Ale told
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Several issues were raised by faipule during the first day of Fono business, following a four-week mid session recess, taken to preserve session days for the most pressing tasks. During announcements, House Speaker Savali Talavou Ale advised members of the House to bring...

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