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Larry Sanitoa

Fagaima flooding
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa government is looking at federal funding under a hazard mitigation grant program to address drainage problems at Fagaima after Tropical Storm Gita. The Fagaima area is one of the most hard-hit parts of the territory during heavy rain and it was only...
Wallon Young
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa Power Authority acting executive director Wallon Young has informed Rep. Larry Sanitoa that the ASPA street light crew was to begin work yesterday, on street lights in Tualauta, where many residents have complained about streets lights not being operable...
Rendering of proposed new Fono Building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A resolution introduced in the House last week would require that all elected members of the House of Representative receive at least one committee assignment on a House Standing Committee. The measure also proposes that all House sessions and hearings be aired on the...
OMV track
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — There are no more potholes in this area in front of the access to the Tafuna HS gymnasium from the track behind the Office of Motor Vehicles, thanks to work carried out last week by McConnell Dowell to address the long standing problem. The latest community work by...
Tualauta Rep. Larry Sanitoa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The US Army’s plans to build a Modular Small Arms Range (MSAR) facility in Tafuna continues to raise questions regarding safety and security. And these concerns have prompted Tualauta Rep. Larry Sanitoa to call for a House committee hearing to obtain more information on...
Tualauta District #15 Representative-elect Larry Sanitoa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Tualauta District #15 Representative-elect Larry Sanitoa is "not surprised" that the American Samoa TeleCommunications Authority (ASTCA) defaulted on their lease payment of $4.25 million to the American Samoa Government's Employees' Retirement Fund (ASGERF) which was due...
Faipule-elect, Larry Sanitoa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Recently elected faipule for Tualauta District, Larry Sanitoa has expressed his concerns with the proposed ASEDA Bonds- 2018, through a December 3, 2018 letter to Senate President Gaoteote Palaie Tofau. According to Sanitoa, his letter is on behalf of the many residents...
Centennial Building location of Retirement Fiund office
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Provisions of the federal Employee Retirement Income Security Act, commonly known as ERISA, “shall not apply” to the  ASG Employment Retirement Fund because it’s a government pension plan. This is according to a senior ASG official, who provided the unsolicited input,...
    Dear Editor, The proposed legislation by the administration to increase the Retirement Fund's local investment cap from 17.5% to 35% is extremely dangerous and will definitely lead to bankrupting the funds. There are numerous misleading statements and misinformation about the proposed...