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Lt. Gov. Lemanu Sialega Palepoi Mauga, welcomes families to the government memorial service on
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAOA — Several family members representing the 34 people in American Samoa who perished in the Sept. 29, 2009 tsunami attended Saturday's memorial service hosted by the territorial government marking the 10th anniversary of the worst natural disaster in American Samoa’s history...
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...
Cans of StarKist Light Chunk Tuna
San Diego, CALIFORNIA — Consumers who are part of a class-action lawsuit that Starkist agreed to settle in 2015 will get less than the tuna supplier originally agreed to pay. The lawsuit, which claimed that StarKist was underfilling its five-ounce cans by a few tenths of an ounce, was settled out...
Senator Murkowski and Aumua Amata with flight crew
Washington, D.C. — Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed the advancement of her request for a third straight year of additional funds for American Samoa’s operations, as the Senate joined the House in including American Samoa’s increase in the appropriations bill for the Interior Department....
Congresswoman Amata and other Insular Representatives
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata took part in a joint hearing of the Natural Resources Committee, on which she serves, and the Foreign Affairs Committee, examining the role of the key partnerships the United States has with the Freely Associated States in the Pacific. The hearing was...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga and Lt. Gov. Lemanu Palepoi Sialega Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Among the issues raised by Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga at Wednesday’s cabinet meeting is  the hiring of employees for Executive Branch departments and offices, saying the recruitment process rests with the Department of Human Resources (DHR) Lolo noted that one of the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Two probationers who tested positive for drugs were given a second chance by the court when they appeared for a Disposition Hearing yesterday morning. Afasene Hunkin and Tino Fa’avi were both presented by Assistant Public Defender, Rob McNeill, while prosecuting the case...
Congresswoman Amata with (l-r) Senators Thune, Burr, Moran, Scott, and Lankford
Washington, D.C. —  Congresswoman Aumua Amata hailed Senate passage of an extension for American Samoa’s 100 percent federal Medicaid match through November 21, 2019. This follows last week’s vote in the House and sends American Samoa’s additional assistance to President Trump to be signed into law...
DPW Director Faleosina Faiai Voigt with deputy director Fa’alava’i Taase and Civil Highway official Tanya Ma’o Aab
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Students of Siliaga Elementary School in Aoloau were all smiles yesterday morning, when Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga, several cabinet members, government officials, parents and supporters stopped by to officially dedicate the Puaolele’s new gymnasium. The ceremony was...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Economic Development Authority (ASEDA) has filed a motion to dismiss the complaint for declaratory relief filed by three faipule in the Trial Division of the High Court this week. Assistant Attorney General Alexandra Zirschky representing the ASEDA,...

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