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An American Samoan man, accused by federal agents of “threatening to kill” flight attendants, faces up to 20 years in prison when sentenced next January for interfering with the flight crew of a Hawaiian Airlines flight from Pago Pago to Honolulu, according to the plea agreement, which became...
The Fono has officially approved an Administration bill, which amends three provisions of local tax laws — including the current corporate tax rate that ASG Treasurer Uelinitone Tonumaipea told lawmakers is the “second” highest rate in the world. The Fono’s final approval came last week Tuesday...
Attorney General Talauega Eleasao Ale has informed lawmakers that his role in signing contracts for ASG employees is to ensure all provisions of local laws are included in the documents and to make sure the government is protected from any liabilities. Talauega’s statement was made last Thursday...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has proposed to the Fono a joint resolution to address part of American Samoa’s corrective action plan which allocates $2.5 million annually in an American Samoa Government subsidy for the airport following a US Federal Aviation Administration land use audit report of the...
  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...

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