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Hawaiki Submarine Cable System route.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Unless the American Samoa Telecommunications Authority (ASTCA) and ASG are able to cough up $78.1 million to the American Samoa Government Employees' Retirement Fund, they cannot "fully own" the American Samoa branching unit of Hawaiki Cable. This is according to...
ASTCA building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga updated lawmakers — in his oral presentation of the State of the Territory Address in Samoan — on Hawaiki cable and thanked the ASG Employees' Retirement Fund board for their assistance and investment in securing it. Lolo says the government now...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A woman who was pulled over for a traffic violation ended up being arrested and is now criminally charged after police allegedly found paraphernalia in the vehicle, and ‘ice’ in her pocket. Lili Apolo made her initial appearance in District Court this past Monday, where...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Government received $5 million for its insurance claim for damage to government infrastructure following Tropical Cyclone Gita in February last year, according to Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga in his State of the Territory Address on Monday before a joint...
Koneferenisi Purcell
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Of the 12 students named as 2019 Pacific Symposium for Science and Sustainability (PS3) semi-finalists, only one is from American Samoa. The rest are from the Aloha State. Koneferenisi Purcell, a 17-year-old senior at Manumalo Academy, placed 5th during last year's 31st...
[l-r] Senate President Gaoteote Tofau Palaie, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga, House Speaker Savali Talavou Ale, and Chief Justice Michael Kruse,
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The four faipule assumed to have not fully supported the re-election of Savali Talavou Ale as House Speaker for the next two years, were not given chairmanship or membership roles in any of the 16 standing House committees for the 36th Legislature, which officially...
[l-r] Senate President Gaoteote Tofau Palaie, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga, House Speaker Savali Talavou Ale, and Chief Justice Michael Kruse
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Government ended fiscal year 2018 — which closed on Sept. 30, 2018 — with a “positive” General Fund balance of $3.97 million, according to Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga, speaking about ASG’s financial status as part of his State of the Territory Address at...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — One of the three former DPS officers facing charges in an alleged drug operation at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) appeared in District Court yesterday morning for a preliminary examination. The matter has been continued to Jan. 23 Faavae Papatu's defense...
chart of oil prices
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “An oversupply of crude oil and a weak demand is causing a drop in the wholesale price of fuel,” declared Sione Kava, the petroleum officer with ASG's Office of Petroleum Management in releasing yesterday the new maximum allowable price (MAP) or wholesale price,...
Chief Associate Judge Mamea Sala Jr., administers the oath of office to Logoai Siaki Logoai
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Senate now has its full membership of 18 senators, after traditional leader Logoai Siaki Logoai was sworn-in for Manu'a #1 by Chief Associate Judge Mamea Sala Jr., yesterday morning. The ceremony was held during a Senate meeting led by Senate President Gaoteote Tofau...

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