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Office of Program Planning and Budget director Catherine D. Saelua
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Government’s fiscal year 2019 budget threshold is set at the same ceiling as the current fiscal year, and last Friday was the deadline for proposed budget submissions, according to the Office of Program Planning and Budget director Catherine D. Saelua’...
Chief Justice Michael Kruse
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Chief Justice Michael Kruse told the defense attorney, William Olson that the court does not get involved in funeral release. That decision falls to the Executive Branch of the government including the Police Commissioner. Kruse revealed this issue last week when Cody...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young man, who was born in Samoa but raised in American Samoa since he was 4, is going to jail, after police caught him selling marijuana to cannery workers last year. Paulo Paulo Jr. was ordered by the court to serve 20 months at the Territorial Correctional Facility...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Plaintiffs in the US citizenship lawsuit have asked the federal court in Salt Lake City, Utah to deny a motion by the American Samoa Government and Congresswoman Aumua Amata to intervene in their complaint, arguing among other things that ASG and the Congresswoman lack...
A look at some of the 69 graduates of Nu’uuli Vocational Technical High School class of 2018
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — "O le Lumana'i e fai mo i latou e talitonu i le Matagofie o a latou Miti" - le autu lea o le aso fa'apitoa mo le vasega fa'aiuaso a le Nuuuli Vocational Technical High School (NVTHS), le Aoga Maualuga a Matata Ese’ese, i le aso Tofi na te'a nei. O le latou aso fa'apitoa...
Cohort 31, with 17 graduates from Manu'a
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The University of Hawaii, Manoa College of Education proudly conducted commencement ceremonies for a historic group on Saturday, June 23 at the Gov. H. Rex Lee Auditorium. Cohort 31, with 17 graduates, became the first-ever cohort in which all the graduates are from the...
Tualauta Representative Vui Florence Saulo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Tualauta Representative Vui Florence Saulo has written to the Director of Education expressing concern regarding the drowning at Pala Lagoon Swimming Pool, at the same time, the father of the young girl who drowned contradicts claims that DOE performed a traditional “...
photo of Samoa Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Lupesoliai Malielegaoi
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi has laid into his national rugby team, saying they have "no guts". Speaking in Parliament as ministers looked to pass the 2018-19 budget, Tuilaepa, who is also the chairman of Samoan Rugby, revealed he was frustrated with the national...
AS-EPA personnel conducting sanitary survey of Satellite Water System
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency (AS-EPA) recently completed a Sanitary Survey of the American Samoa Power Authority (ASPA) Satellite System as part of AS-EPA’s regulatory programs. Sanitary surveys are required every three years and involve the review...
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Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed the availability of $300,000 in federal grant funds for American Samoa from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). “Federal funding through grants and other sources is essential for our islands to have important services,” said Aumua...

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