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The director-nominee for the Department of Human and Social Services, Taeaoafua Meki Solomona, during his confirmation before the House of Representatives yesterday, publicly addressed — for the first time — an incident that was recorded during an alleged meeting that the then-DHSS director had...
A woman and her son have been criminally charged by the police in connection to a case based on a family quarrel, which resulted in an alleged shooting incident that happened in Vaitogi last month. Elaine “Laau” Michaels is facing charges of burglary and misdemeanor assault while her son, Lawrence...
Drug cases where illegal substances are sent through the US Postal Service but end up being dismissed by the court, is one of the issues raised by both the House and Senate during confirmation hearings for Talauega Eleasalo Ale as Attorney General and Le’i Sonny Thompson as Police Commissioner. Le’...
Another pair of cabinet appointees — Le’i Sonny Thompson as Police Commissioner and Catherine Dora Aigamaua Saelua as Budget and Planning Office director — were officially confirmed by the Fono, last Friday. The Senate in separate unanimous ‘yea’ votes of 16-0 handed final decisions down last...
Through a memo issued last Friday, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga reaffirmed his verbal orders for director-appointees not to travel off island until after their confirmation process. He also directed that cabinet members absent from work for personal reasons or unofficial off island travel require...
Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga has once again frozen the annual increment which was reinstated in October 2015 after it was first suspended when the Lolo and Lemanu Administration first took office in 2013. The suspension of the step-increments was announced in the Cost Containment Measure (CCM)...
On Saturday, January 28, staff members from the Samoan Studies Institute (SSI) at the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) joined members of the Fagatogo Congregational Christian Church of American Samoa (CCCAS) to launch a new publication that focuses on the oral history of Fagatogo Village....
The U.S Coast Guard is conducting an investigation into an incident last Thursday afternoon, where the oil tanker, CSC Brave, crashed into the rear of a purse seiner vessel docked at the main-dock area where fishing nets are repaired, near the Fuel Dock. The incident, recorded on video by a person...
Efforts by the American Samoa Government to settle the matter between Department of Human and Social Services’ employee Simeonica Tuiteleleapaga, a transgender, and ASG’s  Department of Human Social Services Acting Director Taeaoafua Meki Solomona have been declined by Miss Tuiteleleapaga. At the...
The Lolo Administration is looking at the equity market to fund future economic development while the government owned Territorial Bank of American Samoa could be designated for a federal program, which provides incentives for those who want to invest in the territory. This is the latest revelation...

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