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A 54-year-old woman, whom federal prosecutors say is from American Samoa, was arrested Tuesday in Honolulu on charges of filing fraudulent tax returns with the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for local residents, who do not qualify to receive the federal Earned Income Tax Credit (or EITC)....
A look at the three jet skis that are being auctioned off at the Office of Property Management compound this week, as part of this quarter's ASG Public Auction. Dozens of used items like office equipment, commercial kitchen appliances, and vehicles from various government departments and agencies are being sold on an 'as is' basis during the event. Read story for full details. [photo: Blue Chen-Fruean]
It's definitely a win-win situation. If you're in the market for second-hand office equipment, kitchen appliances, heavy machinery, or even a vehicle, the Office of Property Management is conducting a Public Auction tomorrow. Items are being sold on an 'as is' basis and all the money collected will...
ASG Revenue Task Force chairman, Attorney General Elesasalo Ale. [SN file photo]
Cabinet directors and Education Department officials have been called on to talk to their lawmaker to support the administration’s proposed revenues measures and other proposed bills submitted to the Fono that will help expand ASG’s revenue base providing additional money to finance the government...
The relative locations of all U.S. National Marine Monuments.  [Photo: NOAA via Wikimedia]
Tri Marine Group has recommended that the federal government begin a rule making process to remove commercial fishing restriction for tuna in certain area of waters around the Pacific Islands Remote Marine National Monument (PIRMNM). However, there has been strong opposition from conservationists...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga [SN file photo]
A presentation last Thursday by the ASG Revenue Task Force to Fono leaders and several lawmakers revealed that the government is currently faced with a shortfall of at least $2.3 million to $2.5 million a month, to cover monthly expenditures. The issue was reiterated during the governor’s address...
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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