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After making one amendment, the Fono Joint Budget Committee yesterday approved the proposed fiscal year 2017 budget totaling just over $380 million, as the House also approved yesterday an administration bill that authorizes the use of scanners, with $2 million in revenues collected from scanner...
The purchase of the controlling interest in the Bluesky Pacific Group (“Bluesky), by Fiji-based Amalgamated Telecom Holding (ATH) from Amper SA is far from a done deal, although both companies have earmarked this month to sign formal agreements to a transaction that is “subject to requisite...
Candidate for governor, Faoa Aitofele Sunia has raised with the chief election officer Uiagalelei Dr. Lealofi Uiagalelei, what the former lieutenant governor describes as “urgent matters, which require your immediate attention and resolution.” Faoa’s Sept. 1 letter points out several times the...
Sad news for American Samoa today, former Samoana Sharks all-purpose player Logan Tago, was reported by The Seattle Times – as arrested on Monday, on suspicion of a felony robbery and second degree assault that occurred on June 4, 2016. According to The Seattle Times, they’ve confirmed this as of...
Government witnesses who testify before a House committee hearing last week on an administration overhauling local litter law all agree that current statute lacks enforcement and the measure provides additional support to assist Public Safety Department in enforcement. However, the committee has...
Customs Office will be sending later this month selected customs officers to attend off island training in preparation for the Rapi-Scan scanners to be installed at the territory’s port of entries, with the X-ray equipment arriving next month, according to Chief Customs Officer, Moetulu’i Fuiava,...
The American Samoa Legal Aid Executive Director Fainu’ulelei L.P.F.  Ala’ilima-Utu has announced that ASLA recently received $426,296 from a Bank of America settlement for distribution involving U.S states and territories.  The BOA settlement funds are to be used for foreclosure prevention legal...
A man accused of possessing a handgun and drugs allegedly found during a traffic stop has entered a not guilty plea to several charges before the High Court where he is scheduled to appear again for another hearing on Oct. 25, 2016. Tao Liu, an Asian man, is facing eleven charges including...
Mrs. Okenaisa Fauolo-Manila, Director of the Samoan Studies Institute (SSI) at the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) provided one of the keynote addresses during the 2016 Samoan Language Symposium, which took place on Friday and Saturday, August 12th and 13th, in Hālau o Haumea of the...
American Samoa Community College (ASCC) student Miss Vaimalu Vaiau, 24, who currently serves as Vice President of the ASCC Alpha Epsilon Mu chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society, spent 10 weeks over the summer in the nation’s capital as an intern with the organization Asian American Pacific...

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