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Congresswoman Aumua Amata
Washington, D.C.— Congresswoman Aumua Amata announced she is an original cosponsor and lead Republican of a bipartisan effort to assist women entrepreneurs. The bill sponsored by Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) was introduced this week to help reestablish federal coordinated efforts aimed at helping women-...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Cruise Ship ‘NOORDAM’ will be calling into our Port of Pago Pago on Monday, October 28th, 2019. She will be arriving from Kailua Kona, Hawaii at 7:00am and will depart our waters for Savusavu, Fiji at 6:00pm the same day. She will be carrying 2366 passengers and 820 crew...
Aerial view of Starkist canning plant in American Samoa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — If tuna canner StarKist & Co departs American Samoa for a location with cheaper labor costs as the company has previously warned, the impact on the US territory's economy would be substantial. The damages could reduce the gross domestic product of the 55,000-resident...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  Since taking over leadership of the American Samoa Government, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga says he has not been informed of any board meetings of the American Samoa Hawaii Cable LLC (ASH-Cable) — in which ASG is a 33% minority owner. This was shared by the governor in an...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man suspected of burglarizing 3 stores in the Tafuna area is now in custody, after he was arrested last week, pursuant to a warrant from the court. Siaosi Ta’avili, 27, is charged with two counts of first degree burglary; two counts of stealing; one count of first...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council helped fund two boat ramps on the west side of Tutuila: one in Fagaalu and one in the Pala Lagoon area. Both ramps are open to the public, supporting commercial and non-commercial fishing and general boating...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of disturbing the public peace at his residence in Tafeta — being loud and throwing empty beer bottles at his neighbor’s yard — is now facing multiple charges, including meth possession. Manly Hosea, 25, made his initial appearance in court this week. He’s...
Pava’ia’i Elementary School students at work on their mural.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — This school year, the English Committee at Pava’ia’i Elementary School brainstormed on the most effective way to host Literacy Week, which was celebrated Oct. 15-18th. They wanted to come up with something to engage the little ones and at the same time, provide...
Ranking Member Chabot and Vice Ranking Member Amata.
Washington, D.C.— Congresswoman Aumua Amata highlighted House passage of the Small Business Development Centers Improvements Act, H.R. 4406, which would reauthorize the much-needed SBDC program for four years. As an original co-sponsor, she joined Rep. Jared Golden (D-Maine) on this legislative...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “The long-term survivability of the cannery is a key motivation for the positions that we take” during “difficult negotiation” for fishing days at the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC). This is according to NOAA fisheries deputy assistant for...

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