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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In an Aug. 13 memo, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga appointed an eleven-member ASG Utility Task Force to recommend ways of reducing the cost of electricity being paid by all sectors of the community, where many families and the private sector, have voiced concerns over the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Legislature is getting $500,000 as a “subsidy” under the Special Programs budget category, overseen by the Governor’s Office, for the new fiscal year 2019 budget, according to budget documents. An explanation in the Special Programs budget document states that this “...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Limited inventory of visitor accommodations in American Samoa is one of the challenges for Hawaiian Airlines in growing the local tourism industry, while the Honolulu-based carrier is looking at helping local fisheries with fish exports. These are some of the issues...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Fono has given its endorsement to the Administration’s fiscal year 2018 supplemental budget of $2.6 million, which is American Samoa’s share of the $6.5 million settlement between the federal government and StarKist Co. for StarKist Samoa’s violation of environmental...
Doug Domenech, left, Department of the Interior assistant secretary for insular and international affairs, and Office of Insular Affairs Director Nik Pula Interior provides $1.3 M to protect coral reefs in Insular Areas WASHINGTON – Doug Domenech, U.S. Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary, Insular and International Affairs, last week approved $1,345,256 in fiscal year 2018 grant funding under the Coral Reef and Natural Resources initiative to the U.S. territories and the freely associated states.
WASHINGTON — Doug Domenech, U.S. Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary, Insular and International Affairs, last week approved $1,345,256 in fiscal year 2018 grant funding under the Coral Reef and Natural Resources initiative to the U.S. territories and the freely associated states. Office...
Congresswoman Amata with EPA Region 9 Administrator Mike Stoker
Pago Pago AMERICAN SAMOA — Congresswoman Aumua Amata last week welcomed the opportunity to speak to the 40th meeting of the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force, including highlighting bipartisan federal legislation promoting the long-term health of our coral reefs. As part of her remarks, Congresswoman...
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WASHINGTON – Doug Domenech, U.S. Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs last week announced $1,406,051 in fiscal year 2018 grants for American Samoa, Guam, and Enewetak Atoll in the Republic of the Marshall Islands.  “Secretary Zinke and I are pleased...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The first of the co-defendants in the case where a package that was sent through the U.S. Postal Service in April of this year in which Customs agents found 7lbs of marijuana was sentenced to 24 months of probation and ordered to pay a fine of $1,000. Fiatupu Tavai, a...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The case of a Tongan national who was supposed to leave American Samoa after her sponsor terminated her sponsorship in 2016 has surfaced, after reports circulated that the woman is employed by a local store/ restaurant in Nu’uuli, despite the fact that her Immigration ID...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa's Power Authority is embarking on a major alternative energy project which its acting executive director, Wallon Young, says will save ASPA about US $6 million annually. Young said the solar energy project in Tutuila, with additional battery storage, was...

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