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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Chief Election Officer, Dr. Lealofi Uiagalelei has issued the “official certification” of the three candidates for the US Delegate’s seat and fifty-five for the local House of Representatives race, for the Nov. 6th mid term election. With the certification process...
Attorney General Talauega Eleasalo Ale
    Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Changes made to a provision of the law in Dec. 2008 authorizing the government to borrow $20 million from the ASG Employees Retirement Fund, eliminated the sunset clause, which was meant to roll back local investment from 17% to 10% after the loan was paid off. This...
graphic showing percentages of exercise by country
Geneva, SWITZERLAND — A quarter of the world’s adults are not getting enough exercise, putting them at risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, dementia, and some cancers – and there has been no improvement over the past 15 years. This is according to a global study conducted by the World...
the 2019 cohort of the Executive Leadership Development Program in Guam.
WASHINGTON—With funding support from the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs, 4 American Samoans and 24 other U.S. affilated Pacific Island residents were welcomed by the Executive Leadership Development Program held in Guam last month. The ELDP participants were...
Rendering of proposed new Fono Building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Power Authority’s fiscal year 2019 budget hearing last week revealed that the ASG Treasury Department pays for costs of installing street lights on the main road. The revelation surfaced when Rep. Fialupe Felila Fiaui Lutu told ASPA witnesses that she...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 28-year-old man who was convicted of breaking into a house has been sentenced by Acting Associate Justice, Elvis P Patea to 12 months in jail as a condition of a 5-year probation term. Ron Albert Mauga, who has been in custody since he was arrested last year, was...
The late direcor of AS-EPA, Ameko Pato
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Fono approved on Wednesday a House Concurrent Resolution conveying the deepest condolences of the Legislature and the people of American Samoa to widow Dr. Rosevonne L. Makaiwi Pato and the entire Pato family on the passing of American Samoa Environmental Protection...
O le va'aiga i le susuga Nikolao Pula ma le vasega o failauga o le tatou taligamalo ina ua mae'a le ava o feiloa'iga ma fa'apa'iaina ai le nofo a le susuga Le Failautusi o le Initeria i lona suafa Matai "FofogaoSamoa"
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Legislature took one-day off yesterday as Fono leaders and several lawmakers joined the Executive and Judicial branches in welcoming to the territory the US Secretary of Interior, Ryan Zinke, who made a stopover in the territory before returning to Washington D.C....
Sec. Zinke shaking hands with American Samoa firefighters
Pago Papgo, AMERICAN SAMOA — U.S Secretary of Interior, Ryan Zinke promised to “deal with your hospital” — referring to LBJ Medical Center — during his special remarks yesterday at the Suigaula o le Atuvasa Park, where it was also revealed that local leaders had bestowed on him, the chiefly title “...
American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency employees with a banner honoring the agency’s executive director Ameko Pato at last Friday’s Workforce Day at Veterans Memorial Stadium.
Utulei, AMERICAN SAMOA — (Friday, Sept. 7, 2018) Today the American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency (AS-EPA) bids farewell to late Director Ameko Pato. Pato served as the agency’s leader from January 2013 until his sudden passing on August 12, 2018.  He was 60 years old. Director Pato led AS-...

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