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Vaifanua faipule, Rep. Lavea Fatulegae’e Palepoi Mauga was told by the House Speaker to remember that he's a faipule and he needs to act like one, especially when he's in the House chamber. See story for more details.  [photo: AF]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — House Speaker Savali Talavou Ale has reprimanded Vaifanua faipule, Rep. Lavea Fatulegaee Palepoi Mauga to remember he is a faipule and he has to behave himself when he's in the House chamber. “You've been given warnings so many times, to comply with all House Rules and...
Rendering of proposed new Fono Building [SN file photo]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The House Budget and Appropriations Committee met to discuss two House bills yesterday morning. One bill appropriates $198,621 to fund the local share of the cost of purchasing eleven 2018 Harley-Davidson police motorcycles (see separate story for details), and the other...
Rendering of proposed new Fono Building [SN file photo]
  by Fili Sagapolutele Samoa News Correspondent Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Senate legal counsel Mitzie Jessop-Ta’ase says a proposed law to raise the marriage age of females from 14 to 18, “aligns” with other current laws, such as the criminal code and the age of a person who can vote in American...
House Speaker, Savali Talavou Ale says teachers shouldn't complain about not having a spring break, because they work 9 months and get paid for the whole year. See story for details.  [photo: AF]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In response to a request from Manu'a Rep. Vesi Talalelei Fautanu Jr., that the American Samoa Department of Education (ASDOE) should have a spring break so teachers can get time off from work, House Speaker Savali Talavou Ale told lawmakers during yesterday's session...
Rendering of proposed new Fono Building [SN file photo]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Some lawmakers don't support the decision by Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga to allow deputy directors to appear during House hearings to answer questions from faipule, as directors who are being requested to appear are the ones with key roles in the government’s partnership...
Rendering of proposed new Fono Building [SN file photo]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Manu’a #2 Faipule, Rep. Toeaina Faufano Autele told the House of Representatives last week that there are many essential issues lawmakers should bring to the Fono’s attention for discussion, instead of wasting their time talking about nonsense issues, over which they...
Manu’a faipule, Rep. Toeaina Faufano Autele says a House Investigation Committee (HIC) needs to be established to look into many issues — including alleged police brutality at the TCF — being reported from around the territory. See story for details.  [photo: AF]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Manu’a faipule, Rep. Toeaina Faufano Autele says it’s time to establish a House Investigation Committee (HIC) to look into a lot of issues being reported from around the island, especially the alleged mistreatment of inmates at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF...
Rep. Gafatasi Afalava and House members are upset with directors being 'no-shows' when the Fono subpoenas them — with one faipule saying it proves that directors are looking at them as ‘house of kids’. [photo: AF]
(WS) Rep. Afalava_0897.JPG Rep. Gafatasi Afalava and House members are upset with directors being 'no-shows' when the Fono subpoenas them — with one faipule saying it proves that directors are looking at them as ‘house of kids’. [photo: AF]   Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Some lawmakers were not...
Vice Speaker, Rep. Fetui Fetu Jr. says the responsibility of Lolo and the executive branch is to keep the Fono's budget and release it when lawmakers need it. [photo: AF]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Vice Speaker, Rep. Fetui Fetu Jr. told members of the House yesterday morning that the Governor and his Executive Branch do not have the authority to hold the Fono’s budget. He said their only responsibility is to keep it, control it, and release it to the Fono when...
 Le afioga i le Komesina o Leoleo ia Save Liuato Tuitele, ma le sui komesina, susuga Vaimaga Maiava  [ata AF]
Na fa’amanino e le Komesina o Leoleo i luma o le Komiti So’ofa’atasi o le Paketi a le fono i le taeao ananafi, e le o lava le paketi a le Ofisa o Leoleo e fa’atino ai ana galuega mo le tausaga tupe fou, pe a fa’atusatusa i le aofa’i o le paketi sa latou tu’uina atu i le Ofisa o le Paketi, ma le...

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