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ASG Treasurer, Ueligitone Tonumaipe’a
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — ASG Treasurer, Ueligitone Tonumaipe’a told the House last week that tax refund checks still haven't been issued because they are still negotiating the Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC) with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). During a hearing on the bill to increase the...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused last year of unlawful possession of drugs pled guilty in High Court last week during a Change of Plea hearing. Taleni Ifopo, 29, was initially charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), a felony punishable by imprisonment...
Rendering of proposed new Fono Building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — An administration bill appropriating $54,000 to fund the purchase of a 2018 Ford Transit 15-passenger van to transport inmates was introduced in the House yesterday morning. The bill is sponsored by Vice Speaker Fetu Fetui Jr and is transferred to the House Budget and...
Social Security logo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — April is National Social Security Month and the Social Security Administration will use it as a time to educate the public about their programs and services - who they are, why they exist, and what is available to help them "Secure Today and Tomorrow." This year’s event...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Seattle, WASHINGTON — American Samoa's Governor, Lolo Matalasi Moliga, has notified his cabinet that he has been discharged from the hospital. The governor had been hospitalised at the Swedish Hospital in Seattle, Washington, where he underwent surgery and had remained for nearly a month. A family...
Buiding where "partial certificate of occupancy” was granted and Historic Preservation Office moved in prior to completion of the building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Haleck Enterprises, Inc., president Avamua Dave Haleck has called on the Department of Public Works for “equal and fair treatment” for new commercial construction buildings after DPW issued a “partial certificate of occupancy” for the still under construction, Paramount...
Director of KVZK-TV, Tuimavave Tauapa’i Laupola and his deputies
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Despite a clear explanation by the director of the Office of Public Information (KVZK-TV) to members of the House on the reason why church services are now recorded at the KVZK studio in Utulei instead of in the villages, Rep. Gafatasi Afalava — who raised the issue...
Territorial Correctional Facility, TCF
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Savelio Vaimoe, a.k.a. Vaimoe Seumau is in court again. In late February, District Court Judge Elvis P. Patea dismissed without prejudice the government's case against Vaimoe, who was charged with second degree attempted murder and first degree assault for allegedly...
Congresswoman Amata with Congresswoman Plaskett (center), Congressman San Nicolas, territory governors and Interior Secretary Bernhardt
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata highlighted passage of the Plaskett-Radewagen Amendment during the reauthorization effort of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Congresswoman Amata is the lead Republican co-sponsor of this bipartisan amendment introduced by Congresswoman Stacey...
The 2018 Close Up student group from American Samoa in the Congressional office.
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed a $1 million federal grant to the Close Up Foundation to fund the program in the Insular Areas. Congresswoman Amata and the American Samoa congressional office in Washington, D.C., looks forward to welcoming a Close Up students delegation from...

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