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Congresswoman Aumua Amata and the Natural Resources Committee reconvene Wednesday for the two-part Mark-up. [courtesy photo]
*/ Washington, D.C.— Congresswoman Aumua Amata and the Committee on Natural Resources met in open session last Tuesday and reconvened the following day to mark-up several pieces of legislation before the close of the 114th Congress. “The dust from elections has only just settled, but I am glad...
This Samoa News photo shows an old picture of the Hospital of American Samoa in Utulei, where currently, The AP Executive Office Building is located and the photo was part of a slide show by Health Department’s Dr. Peni Biukoto at yesterday’s day-two of the 7th Bilateral Health Summit at the Gov. H...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has appointed a committee to look at ways to assist, including possible federal funding, for the “up to 800 or possibly more,” employees who will lose their jobs when Samoa Tuna Processors (STP) Inc. cannery closes its operations next month, says Commerce Department...
Because the government couldn’t prove its case following testimony by the victim, the High Court has dismissed felony charges against a man who was accused of twice sexually abusing his girlfriend’s daughter — the alleged victim. Mamona Unasa was charged with one count each of sodomy and deviate...
Recipients of the ASG Employees Retirement Fund who were supposed to receive their monthly benefit payments via direct deposit on Nov. 15, finally received money in their bank accounts the following day. Several recipients went to the Retirement Office on Nov. 15 to find out why their direct...
Several issues affecting American Samoa on the federal level were discussed during a meeting last Thursday between Congresswoman Aumua Amata and Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga, who requested the meeting. Others attending the meeting, before Aumua returned to Washington D.C. last week Friday, were Lt....
Jury trial began Tuesday for a man accused of twice sexually abusing his girlfriend’s daughter, following a jury selection process which began Monday morning in the High Court for the case presided over by Chief Justice Michael Kruse, who is flanked on the bench by chief associate judge Mamea Sala...
Samoa’s National Health Services General Manager Tupuimatagi Palanitina Toelupe (left) and Pastor Leonard Solomona, Founder of First-Touch Ministry Boot Camp of Samoa, along with members of the Samoa delegation (in the background) at yesterday’s opening of the three-day 7th Bilateral Health Summit of the two Samoas hosted by American Samoa at the Gov. H. Rex Lee Auditorium.  [photo: AF]
For the 7th Bilateral Health Summit to be successful, Lt. Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga has called for merging, among other things, of health and legislation along with “a lot of awareness and exercise programs,” while Health Director Motusa Tuileama Nua sought collaborative efforts from all sectors of...
The Attorney General’s office has sought for the Administrative Law Judge to dismiss the appeal by former American Samoa Government Employees Retirement Fund Executive Director Luatua Filisouaiga Ta’afua of his termination by the ASGERF Board on January 13, 2016, citing lack of jurisdiction of the...
With no challenges filed, Chief Election Officer Uiagalelei Dr. Lealofi Uiagalelei has certified the results of the 2016 general election, with incumbent team of Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga and Lt. Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga re-elected for another four-year term. Additionally, incumbent Congresswoman...

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