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The American Samoa Government vessel, MV Sili, will be out of commission for another 6 weeks, according to the deputy director of Port Administration Christopher King. The ship has been in the drydock at the government slipway and needs much more attention than earlier thought. Mr King said that...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga says the overtime issue is a problem inherited by his administration from the previous one and urged directors to make sure overtime is controlled, and suggested hiring more people instead of incurring overtime. Speaking at Tuesday’s cabinet meeting, the governor first...
American Samoa Government could receive more than $3 million in restitution from Native Hawaiian Holding Corporation (NHHC) official, Quin Ngoc Rudin, whose “selfishness and greed has a negative” and lasting impact on ASG and the people of American Samoa, according to court documents filed by the...
American Samoa’s name has again surfaced in a federal court case and this time, its a labor trafficking lawsuit with court documents citing the territory as the transit point for two fishermen from Indonesia heading to Honolulu to work on a fishing boat, where they ended up allegedly living in...
“Hope” is the motto behind a project that American Samoa’s Territorial Teacher of the Year 2016 Mrs. Rosita Esene Sola worked on with her students who wrote letters sending messages of encouragement and bible verses to the inmates at the Tafuna Correctional Facility. In an email to Samoa News, Mrs...
An individual’s right to exercise his or her vote for the candidate of their choosing and the banning of giving out free lunch plates — including the famous Samoan barbeque plates — on election day when polls are opened are some of the election issues covered in a presentation by Attorney General...
With the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) pledging to fully fund the relocation of the airport jet fuel tank project, the $6 million in proceeds from bonds issued by the American Samoa Economic Development Authority is now floating and can be used for other government projects. ASG is...
ROTARY CLUB TO HOST ANNUAL TSUNAMI MEMORIAL REMEMBRANCE The Rotary Club of Pago Pago will hold its annual Tsunami Memorial Remembrance Service on Saturday, Sept. 24 to remember and honor the victims and survivors of the Sept. 29, 2009 tsunami, which claimed 34 lives in American Samoa. The Rotary...
During yesterday’s cabinet meeting Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga moved to clarify one issue that was raised in the Fono regarding payouts for political appointees of the current administration, when it officially ends before 12noon on Jan. 3, 2017. According to the fiscal year 2017 budget, $1 million...
Senior students studying government, as part of their Social Studies class at Nu’uuli Vocational Technical High School (NVTHS), last Friday, exercised their right to “freedom of speech”, by taking to the street in front of the school with their message — “The only trade high school in American...

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