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Several lawmakers questioned some specific expenditures for the American Samoa Visitors Bureau’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2017 during the agency’s scrutiny by the Fono Joint Budget Committee hearing on Wednesday. Perhaps the harshest questions dealt with the high salary and benefits for...
The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has accepted American Samoa Government’s corrective action plan pertaining to the use of the multi-million dollar federally funded Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) Training Center as well as the scrap metal storage site at the Pago Pago...
American Samoa Power Authority (ASPA) is on track to soon have the Manu’a islands group using 100% renewable energy, which has been the push by the government for the last few years. In it’s fiscal year 2016 third-quarter performance report — covering the period of Apr. 1-June 30 — ASPA says the...
American Samoa’s workforce, described by Senate President Gaoteote Tofau Palaie as the territory’s “biggest asset” gathered yesterday morning at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Tafuna to mark the 4th annual ASG Workforce Day ceremony, with the theme “We Do Better Together”. Workforce Day was launched...
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Office of Ocean Exploration and Research hosted a two-day professional development workshop last week, for local educators of the kindergarten level all the way up to community college. The workshop centered on the NOAA Ship Okeanos...
While the American Samoa Power Authority is faced with delays in the completion of two of its major projects — the new Satala Power Plant and the Operation Center in Tafuna — ASPA also says in its fiscal year 2016 third quarter performance report that dropping fuel costs affected not only its...
Registered voters in American Samoa have until the close of business next week Thursday — September 8, 2016 — to file any challenges against candidates for public office in this year’s general election, says Chief Election Officer Uiagalelei Dr. Lealofi Uiagalelei, who released before 7:30pm,...
American Samoa’s new multi-million dollar vessel the MV Manu’atele is now in the water at the Langley dock facility in Washington State, where the Nichols Brothers shipbuilders built it, says Port Administration director Taimalelagi Dr. Claire Poumele. Washington State-based South Whidbey Record...
Sen. Tuaolo M. Fruean believes the local Department of Homeland Security (ASDHS) should be funding the Customs Office scanners — to be installed at the territory’s port of entries — because it’s a “security” issue and suggested that ASDHS director Utuali’i Iuniasolua Savusa seek a “higher level”...
MUASAU SENTENCED TO 2-YEARS + 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 felony crimes — rape, sexual...

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