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Following a verbal request to the Fono leaders, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga will address a joint session of the Legislature when lawmakers convene on Monday, July 10 for the Second Regular Session of the 35th Legislature. The governor is required by law to address a joint session of the Fono in...
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Commerce Department’s Economic Development Division (DOC-EDD) supports the removal of fishing restrictions in marine national monuments, because it — among other things — jeopardizes the sustainability of the local cannery industry and will directly impact the local economy, says Alex Zodiacal, DOC...
  Incumbent Congresswoman Aumua Amata is seeking a second term. [Photo: Supplied/United States Congress]
American Samoa's US Congresswoman Aumua Amata Radewagen said she is seeking an extension for the territory to spend Medicaid funding that hasn't been used. The congresswoman said this funding comes from a pool of about $US1 billion dollars set aside for the territories under the Obama...
Four representatives from different high schools in the territory left on Wednesday for the upcoming Native Youth Community Adaptation and Leadership Congress that will be held in the state of West Virginia in the upcoming week. It is to be hosted in Sherpherdstown, at the National Conservation...
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The final budget for fiscal year 2018 is expected to be among the priority issues on the legislative agenda for lawmaker when the Fono convenes next week Monday, July 10th, for the Second Regular Session of the 35th Legislature —and looks to an even leaner budget — with Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga...
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A look at some of the 200 youths who attended yesterday’s official opening of the Department of Youth and Women’s Affairs (DYWA) sponsored annual youth program at the Pago Pago Community Center. The participants were selected from among the 800 students, who registered for the ASG Summer Youth...
Rev. Steven Uitalia (left) along with his wife and their two grand children (pictured in the back), at the Pago Pago International Airport on Sunday morning were among the first nine-passengers on Talofa Airways’ ingural flight from American Samoa to Nuku’alofa, Tonga on Sunday, July 2.  [photo: FS]
Direct air transportation with Tonga, launched by Samoa based Talofa Airways over the weekend, will develop and grow trade in goods and to be followed with tourism later, says Commerce Department director Keniseli Lafaele. For the local Tongan community, the twice weekly flights on Sundays and...
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DAVID FO’A The High Court has continued to tomorrow, Thursday, the change of plea hearing for David Fo’a, accused of breaking into several stores — from Pavaiai to Nu’uuli to Ili’ili — between November and December last year. However, the plea agreement that was publicly read at last Friday’s...
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Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has given all departments and agencies with satellite offices on Ofu island in Manu’a a directive to terminate their individual leases with their landlords, and prepare to move into ASG’s Afioga Misaalefua Tausulu Palega Executive Office Building on Ofu island, by the...
The National Weather Service has issued a FLASH FLOOD WARNING for Tutuila, Aunu’u, Manu’a and Swains until 9:00 p.m., July 3, 2017. This is due to heavy rainfall from a trough across the territory triggering runoffs in small streams and along the main road. More rainfall is expected through Tuesday...

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