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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...
When I got word that my father had a heart attack last year, I immediately video called his hospital room in Long Beach, CA. I was so grateful for my smartphone and today’s technology that enabled me to virtually cross the ocean, see my father, and hear the doctor’s prognosis. Being able to see and...
ASTCA building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Legislative Financial Officer (LFO) Talalemotu Mauga has followed up on his Jan. 28, 2019 letter to ASTCA Chief Executive Officer, Lewis Wolman regarding several ASTCA financial reports requested by a member of the House of Representatives. In a Feb. 11, 2019 letter to...
Rendering of proposed new Fono Building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A resolution introduced in the House last week requests the Board of the American Samoa Government Employees' Retirement Fund (ASGERF) and its Executive Director to follow the provision of P.L 30-5; P.L 30-14 and P.L 30-29 — specifically the reversion of the limit on...
Rendering of proposed new Fono Building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — An Administration bill, which seeks to clarify the definition of a commercial vehicle in local statute to satisfy federal requirements for grant funding was introduced last week in both the Senate and House. According to the Lolo Administration, the definition of...
[l-r] Senate President Gaoteote Tofau Palaie, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga, House Speaker Savali Talavou Ale, and Chief Justice Michael Kruse,
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The four faipule assumed to have not fully supported the re-election of Savali Talavou Ale as House Speaker for the next two years, were not given chairmanship or membership roles in any of the 16 standing House committees for the 36th Legislature, which officially...
House Speaker Savali Talavou Ale with his wife, Beauty
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With no challenger, the local House of Representatives Thursday re-elected Rep. Savali Talavou Ale as Speaker of the House for the next two years. The election was part of the swearing-in ceremony for all faipule, presided over by Chief Justice Michael Kruse. Also...
House Speaker Savali Talavou Ale
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — House Speaker Savali Talavou Ale appears to have the majority on his side, meaning he'll most likely be re-elected to the House leadership post when faipule for the 36th Legislature are sworn in Jan. 3rd. The swearing-in ceremony usually commences around noon for the 21-...
In  this photo taken on the east side and sent in by a member of the public, voters are encouraged to vote for faipule who will encourage having Fono hearings televised. Fono hearings being aired as they were in the past has been a hotly debated topic by the public every time the Fono is in session...

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