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[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...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — An alleged stabbing that occurred New Year's Day in Fagaima has landed a young man in jail, charged with second degree assault. Henry Talia made his initial appearance in District Court on Friday, Jan. 4. Judge Fiti Sunia has established bail for Talia at $5,000 and if...
Congresswoman Amata with Speaker Pelosi after taking the Oath of Office in the 116th Congress
Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata provided information on the status of the partial shutdown of the federal government, and will not be taking her congressional pay until the shutdown ends. She also suggested that people should take time to pray for all the leaders of both...
Human Resources director Eseneiaso Liu, ASG Budget Office director Catherine A. Saelua, and Territorial Bank of American Samoa chief executive officer, Drew Roberts
    Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Territorial Bank of American Samoa chief executive officer, Drew Roberts attened his first cabinet meeting last week, and this was also the first time that a top executive of the government-owned bank has attended these meetings, since TBAS first opened its doors...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Chief Justice Michael Kruse has granted a motion from Assistant Attorney General Christy Dunn to continue the jury trial for drug defendant Cody Wood. During court proceedings last Friday, prosecutor Dunn informed the court that the federal shutdown has resulted in the...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga shaking hands with traditional leaders
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With 'whispers' already in the community of possible candidates for the November 2020 gubernatorial race, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has issued an early reminder against the use of government property and resources for political campaigns. In accordance with local law and...

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