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Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga

Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Restrictions placed on US purse seiner fleets fishing on high seas and the US exclusive economic zone (EEZ)  “is not a conservation issue” but “international politics,” declared Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga in an Oct 7th letter to Michael Tosatto, regional administrator for...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga and Lt. Gov. Lemanu Palepoi Sialega Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In a memo issued Tuesday, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga lifted the freeze on annual increments for locally funded positions for Executive Branch employees, following a recommendation by the Annual Increment Team, headed by Lt. Gov. Lemanu Palepoi Sialega Mauga. The governor...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga this week thanked the US Senate Committee on Appropriations for increasing the amount of funding that will be available to American Samoa in the coming fiscal year to support government operations and construction projects. The additional...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga is putting together an agenda of issues to be addressed by lawmakers before sending out a Call of a Special Session of the Fono, as lawmakers prepare to officially close the current legislative session on Oct. 2nd. The governor made the...
The late Tongan Prime Minister, Samielu ‘Akilisi Pohiva
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has joined leaders of the Pacific region in expressing condolences over the passing of Tonga’s Prime Minister, Samielu ‘Akilisi Pohiva, who died last Thursday at an Auckland hospital (Wednesday in American Samoa), at the age of 78. The Tongan...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Government’s workforce for fiscal year 2020 totals 6,843 — a 2% increase — compared to the 6,703 in FY 2019, according to Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga in his FY 2020 cover letter to Fono leaders. “This reflects an overall net increase of 140 positions,”...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has proposed legislation which seeks to increase the salaries of the governor and lieutenant governor, to become effective Jan. 3, 2021 — which is the start of a new administration in government. The proposed bill, transmitted to Fono leaders...
Public school principals, vice principals, administrators and officials singing a hymn
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — At last Friday morning’s cabinet meeting at the Tafuna Elementary School gymnasium, the main focus was a presentation by the Education Department (ASDOE). Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga said the presentation provides an update on “where we are, in terms of education” — as far...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has proposed legislation which will earmark and allocate revenues from bandwidth sale of the American Samoa branch of the Hawaiki Submarine cable, which is overseen by the American Samoa TeleCommunications Authority (ASTCA). The Administration’s...
70th birthday,Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga,cabinet meeting
In celebration of his 72nd birthday, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga  prepares to cut his birthday cake, which was prepared by the Department of Port Administration, towards the close on last Friday’s cabinet meeting at the Pago Pago International Airport terminal. Cabinet members along with support...

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