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  GRANT TO DEVELOP SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AT AIRPORT Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has awarded a grant in the amount of $150,000 to the American Samoa Government for Pago Pago International Airport.   “I am...
The government owned Territorial Bank of American Samoa (TBAS) is expected to open Oct. 3rd at the previous location of Bank of Hawaii’s Utulei branch at the Centennial Building after a brief hand over ceremony held at the former BoH bank branch, around 9a.m. yesterday. As previously reported by...
In an effort to deter individuals from unlawfully parking in parking spaces designated for the disabled, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has submitted to the Fono a measure to amend current law and effectively enforce parking laws for the disabled. “Currently, parking for the disabled is abused,” the...
American Samoa’s workforce — both in public and private sector — were honored last Friday during the ASG 4th annual Workforce Day celebration at Veterans Memorial Stadium, where a moment of silence was observed for those workers who have passed away since the last celebration and also to honor...
An American Samoan man accused of interfering with Hawaiian Airlines flight crew two months ago has pled guilty at the federal court in Honolulu and will be sentenced early next year, according to federal court records. Aumoeualogo Agaaoa Togia is accused of interfering with a flight crew, a...
MUASAU SENTENCED FOR TWO FELONIES — SEXUAL ABUSE, BURGLARY A man who broke into a home and stole family belongings as well as having sexual contact with a minor, who was sleeping in her bedroom, has been sentenced to more than 2 years in prison. Hilton Forlorn Muasau was initially charged with four...
Human Resources director Le’i Sonny Thompson has informed teachers, whom the Education Department had recruited from Samoa, that their contracts would not be renewed citing local regulations, which provide that any contract renewal is based on the need and at the prerogative of the territorial...
AS-EPA Director Ameko Pato, has been elected by his peers in the Region 9 States and Territories to be the next Region 9 representative on the Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (ASTSWMO) Board. The ASTSWMO is an organization comprising 50 States, 5 Territories...
Several lawmakers questioned some specific expenditures for the American Samoa Visitors Bureau’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2017 during the agency’s scrutiny by the Fono Joint Budget Committee hearing on Wednesday. Perhaps the harshest questions dealt with the high salary and benefits for...
The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has accepted American Samoa Government’s corrective action plan pertaining to the use of the multi-million dollar federally funded Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) Training Center as well as the scrap metal storage site at the Pago Pago...

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