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 Guam is strategically important to the United States, housing both an Air Force and Navy base. Here, a US F-16 flies along the island's coastline. [Photo: US Department of Defense]
The Governor of Guam, Eddie Calvo, has withdrawn his support for the build-up of United States military forces in the US territory. The number of military personnel on Guam is set to surge from six to 11 thousand as troops are relocated from Okinawa, Japan. Mr Calvo said the federal government's...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga, Lt. Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga and Executive branch directors are all included in the governor’s directive that reduces working hours from 8 to 7 hours a day. And the directive also includes ASG semi autonomous agencies, which are overseen by their respective boards of...
The second of the four Public Safety officers assigned to the Juvenile Detention Center, appeared in District Court yesterday for a preliminary examination hearing, where details of the charges, including several felony counts, were made public for the first time. Following the hearing, District...
The Trial Division of the High Court has dismissed a lawsuit brought by three traditional leaders of Ta’u County in Manu’a, who challenged the selection of Nuanuaolefeagaiga Saoluaga T. Nua to hold one of the two senatorial seats for the Manu’a District No. 1, which comprises Faleasao, Ta’u and...
In Fono news from yesterday, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has nominated four members of the American Samoa Commerce Commission that among other things regulate public commercial transportation including rates for aiga buses and taxis. According to local law, the Commission consists of the Commerce...
Amata and Administrator Linda McMahon  [Courtesy photo]
Washington, D.C. — At her first hearing as Administrator for SBA, Rep. Aumua Amata reminded SBA Chief Linda McMahon of all Samoans who have wrestled for her in her previous capacity along with her husband Vince McMahon as CEO of the WWE “Just a few weeks ago, my colleagues in this committee were...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga announced at yesterday’s emergency cabinet meeting the reduction of working hours from 8 hours to 7 hours per working day, beginning next week Monday, Apr. 10. The governor emphasized to directors that government offices will remain open during regular business hours from...
Details have emerged on the charges connected with the four Public Safety officers who were assigned to the Juvenile Detention Center, after one of the accused, Alofagia Letuli, appeared yesterday in District Court, for a preliminary examination hearing. Letuli along with Junior Utuga, Okesene Alo...
Government officials say the Lolo Administration will be implementing, starting early next week, reduction in working hours - from 8 hours to 7 hours. Reduction in working hours is the subject an emergency cabinet meeting underway this morning and called yesterday afternoon by Gov. Lolo Matalasi...
Paramount Chief, Mauga T. Ausega, who is Secretary of Samoan Affairs, testifying Monday at a Senate committee hearing on drug problems in public high schools.  [photo: AF]
Secretary of Samoan Affairs, Mauga T. Asuega, has informed senators of the governor’s plans to establish a commission to address the drug problem in American Samoa, saying that the whole community — not just the government — needs to work together to fight this problem that is spreading faster than...

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