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Commerce Department's newly recruited economist, Nathaniel ‘Nate’ Clayville speaking at last Thursday’s presentation by the ASG Revenue Task Force, during a briefing of lawmakers on upcoming proposed measures, which would hike some taxes, but repeal others as well as update the local tax code.  [photo: FS]
The Commerce Department has recruited a professional economist, whose first major project since being employed by the American Samoa Government, is working with the government’s Revenue Task Force, which has come up with recommendations to reform current tax laws. Nathaniel ‘Nate’ Clayville, 34,...
In an effort to get the first Media Commission for the American Samoa National Olympic Committee (ASNOC) assembled and ready to do big things, ASNOC general secretary Ethan Lake is inviting all interested parties to a meeting set for Thursday, July 13 at 12 noon inside the ASNOC Office at the...
Taitai o le Tafatolu o le faigamalo a Amerika Samoa i le taimi na ulufale atu ai i totonu o le Fale Laumei, mo le amataina o le sauniga e tatala aloaia ai le tauaofiaga lona 2 a le Fono Faitulafono i le taeao ananafi. [ata AF]
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has called on lawmakers to give serious consideration on several revenue measures, which will generate new money for the government, that will be submitted to the Fono for review and hopefully approved. He told the lawmakers at yesterday’s joint session of the Fono, “We...
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Several government employees, whose salaries are paid by local revenues, are now exempt from the reduction of working hours policy, and are returning to a full 80-hour pay period. At a meeting last Thursday at the Fono Guest Fale, where the ASG Revenue Task Force made  a presentation to several...
First Lady Cynthia Malala Moliga cutting the ribbon during the official dedication ceremony of the American Samoa Power Authority’s new $4.6 million Operations Center building at its Tafuna compound last Friday morning.  [photo: FS]
The American Samoa Power Authority’s new $4.6 million Operations Center building at its Tafuna compound is designed to be LEED platinum rating certified, using renewable energy, and ASPA executive director, Utu Abe Malae says ASPA hopes to get the certification soon, making it the second LEED...
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Workers from Public Works were seen Wednesday, July 5, in knee-deep water, cleaning the drainage system that has been clogged for several months, causing stagnant water at this secondary road, fronting the Holy Family Cemetery and Hope House, as well as other nearby homes. The resident who took the...
(l-r) Chris Ausage of ASHPO, Joseph Iosefa of Off Da Rock Tattoos, Dr. Christopher Lynn, and Dr. Michaela Howells are teaming up to get local volunteers to participate in a study that could show a link between tattooing and a strong immune system. See story for full details.  [photo: BC]
A local study is looking at possible link between tattoos and a robust immune system. In other words, can tattoos make you healthier? This is a question that a current study being conducted in the territory aims to answer. Dr. Michaela Howells, an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the...
ASG Revenue Task Force chairman, Attorney General Talauega Eleasalo Ale, speaking at last Thursday’s briefing of lawmakers on upcoming proposed measures, which would hike some taxes, but repeal others as well as update the local tax code.  [photo: FS]
The Lolo Administration is proposing to amend existing tax laws, such as updating the current individual income tax table, which has remained the same since 2000, as well as repealing the 2% wage tax, while proposing new tax laws such as a 7% sales tax that will apply to “goods” but not “services...
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ROMAN FAUMUINA — A man accused of using another person’s credit card to purchase goods has been given a probative sentence. Roman Faumuina was in District Court last Friday for a sentencing hearing, after he pled guilty to misdemeanor stealing. He admitted that he used a credit card that didn’t...
Last Tuesday, July 4th, while hundreds of Samoans in the Federal Way area of Washington state were  celebrating the holiday with family and friends, cops were on the move, investigating reports of a shooting at the Club Palisades apartment complex on South Star Lake Road. According to news reports...

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