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Rendering of proposed new Fono Building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 35th Legislature officially ended yesterday with the 4th Regular Session, and House members seeking re-election will now focus their efforts on their campaign — while two faipule who are running unopposed have no worries about returning to the Fono next year. The...
Rendering of proposed new Fono Building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Senate last Friday approved in final reading, the House version of the Administration’s bill, which increases by three cents the excise tax on cigarettes and other tobacco products. Prior to its final vote, the Senate amended the measure, giving additional funding to...
[l-r] Territorial Registrar, Taito S. White (who heads the Office of the Territorial Registrar); Assistant Attorney General, Andrew Sunia, who is the legal counsel for the TerritorialRegistrar’s Office, and Attorney General Talauega Eleasalo V. Ale
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — E ui e le i aloaia fa’aletulafono fuafuaga a le Ofisa o le Lesitala mo le siitia lea o totogi o a latou tautua, aemaise lava i le lesitalaina o suafa matai, peita’i ua mae’a ona taoto atu i ai se fautuaga mai afioga i Senatoa i se iloiloga sa fa’ataunu’uina i le vaiaso...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Senate yesterday postponed the final vote on the House version of the “American Samoa REAL ID Act”, after it was discovered that the Samoan version of the bill is different from the English version dealing with the proposed new fee for a driver’s license. The bill,...
Rendering of proposed new Fono Building
FY 2019 BUDGET PROPOSAL APPROVED BY SENATE AND HOUSE During their sessions yesterday, the Senate and House approved in final reading their respective versions of the American Samoa Government’s fiscal year 2019 budget totaling $439.58 million. Both chambers will now go through the process of...
Sen. Magalei Logovi’i
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Sen. Magalei Logovi’i is the sponsor of a proposed law which regulates public and private nuisance, and if enacted, provides a new section to the local statute, which currently covers only public and private peace disturbance — a misdemeanor crime that has been on the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — After amending the Senate bill by including the words “elected officials”, the House yesterday approved the drug testing measure for all ASG employees in a 15-1 vote. The bill now returns to the Senate, whose members will decide whether they agree — or not — with the...
Rendering of proposed new Fono Building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Following some very tense moments during a Senate committee hearing yesterday, the majority of senators agreed to table for future discussion — until early next year — the approved House version of an Administration bill seeking to raise the local investment rate from 17...
Attorney General Talauega Eleasalo Ale
Pago {ago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Attorney General Talauega Eleasalo Ale has told senators there are a lot of consumer complaints received by his office regarding businesses such as car repair shops and insurance, but didn’t elaborate as to the type of insurance businesses the complaints are referencing...
Rendering of proposed new Fono Building.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Senate last Friday confirmed three of the four members of the Campaign Spending Commission and the confirmation comes just in time for the upcoming Nov. 6th mid term election. All three who are now confirmed each received unanimous votes of 14-0. Under local statute...

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