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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...
LBJ Hospital Comptroller, Reverend Rapi Emau Amosa has been appointed as Acting Chief Financial Officer by the hospital board in response to outgoing CFO Pauline Gebauer, who has opted not to renew her contract with the hospital. Gebauer who has been in the Health Finance field for over 20 years...
Amata is seen during the HVAC hearing on Vet suicide hotline.  [Courtesy photo]
$1.7 MILLION FEMA GRANT FOR TAFUNA POWER PLANT Washington, D.C.— Congresswoman Aumua Amata, announced on Monday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded a grant in the amount of $1,740,439 to assist in funding the retrofit of the Tafuna Power Plant.  “The people of American...
Manu’a’s three senators have banned together in seeking to return two senatorial seats to the Manu’a islands that were taken away 57 years ago. Prior to this, there were five seats in the Senate representing Manu’a’s five counties — Fitiuta, Faleasao, Ta’u, Olosega, and Ofu. While the move failed...
Police Commissioner Le’i Sonny Thompson says police should be the first to be contacted if an incident surfaces in schools with students involved in drugs, instead of the school contacting parents first. Le’i made the statement at yesterday’s Senate joint Education and Government Operation...
A proposed amendment to the current election law for candidates in the local House of Representatives and Congressional races has been described by Attorney General Talauega Eleasalo Ale as “too broad”, saying that current statutes are sufficient to address any concerns over candidates with a...

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