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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...
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...

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