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Education Department director-appointee Dr. Ruth Matagi-Tofiga (left) shaking hands and speaking with lawmakers after her confirmation hearing yesterday morning before the House Education Committee. She was later confirmed and now goes through Senate confirmation next week Monday.  [photo: FS]
In a 17-1 vote, the House yesterday confirmed the governor’s appointment of Dr. Ruth Matagi-Tofiga as Education Department director. She will now await a final decision by the Senate, whose Education Committee has scheduled next week Monday for a confirmation hearing for the director-appointee...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has re-appointed Ruth S. Matagi-Fa’atili as president of the Development Bank of American Samoa for another term at the government owned entity. Samoa News notes that the DBAS president is the only head of an ASG semi autonomous entity subject to Fono confirmation....
During last Friday’s cabinet meeting, it was revealed by American Samoa Community College president Dr. Rosevonne Makaiwi Pato that she had met with leaders from the business community on the type of skills needed as the community college plans to open this year its trade center. The Lolo...
It was a happy day yesterday in the Senate, after Tuaolo announced publicly on the floor that he has received great news, that the Senate President is now married and his new bride, was in the Senate gallery — which is also where other senate staff along with news reporters were sitting. Gaoteote,...
The large scanning equipment for containers is expected to be “handed over” to the government before the end of next week, with officials from the manufacturer to arrive on island early next week to repair the machine, according to ASG acting Treasurer Ueligitone Tonumaipea in testimony before a...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has called on his cabinet members to put people first and not themselves, as the Administration begins its second four-year term at the helm of government, saying that anything else will be a failure for the government to serve the people of American Samoa. Lolo’s comments...
The US Postal Service, through a contract with IBM, is again conducting a study on the timeliness of mail delivery in American Samoa and the Postal Service has confirmed that this is a legitimate study. Local postal customers have received letters in their post office box announcing the Mail...
“Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement, nursing staffing supervisions and nursing care plan, medical supplies in the wards, physical environment, donated equipment to the hospital, life safety code issues, infectious control issues, respiratory care services, etc.” were some of the issues...
The National Weather Service has issued a FLASH FLOOD WATCH for Tutuila, Aunu’u, Manu’a and Swains until Tuesday afternoon, January 31, 2017. This is due to heavy showers and thunderstorms that are likely occurring this evening and tonight. Recent rains have made grounds saturated, and any...
Following a two-week mid session recess, the Fono reconvened yesterday, with a letter from Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga requesting early confirmation hearings for eight acting directors, who will be accompanying him to meetings in Washington D.C. next month. Lolo first made known his request to the...

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