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WASHINGTON—While partisans squabble over whether the Republican tax overhaul in Congress benefits the middle class or the wealthy, part of the proposed legislation is going over swimmingly in Pago Pago. The House plan, which would reinstate a tax break for a tuna cannery in American Samoa’s capital...
“Holding Company” are the only two words in the Territorial Bank of American Samoa statute that need to be amended, paving the way for the Federal Reserve to issue a transiting routing number for the government-owned bank, said Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga during a news conference last Friday. He...
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed a $9,385 federal grant for the American Samoa Department of Health. “I appreciate this health funding for American Samoa,” said Aumua Amata. “Access to quality health services can be a major challenge in American Samoa, and federal support like...
Police have arrested and charged the driver of a vehicle who took the cops on a high-speed chase last week on the west side. Elliott Siaumau Jr., who is not new to the court system, is facing four misdemeanor charges: public peace disturbance, assault in the third degree, resisting arrest, and...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga told media reps during a press conference last week that he wants businesses that are complaining about unpaid government bills to identify themselves and provide proof of their unpaid invoices. Lolo was reacting to statements from business owners that the government and...
Senior citizens “King and Queen” pageant, the annual two Samoa Talks, and renovation of the Department of Public Safety building are some of the many issues raised at last Wednesday’s cabinet meeting held at the Agriculture Department conference room. SENIOR CITIZENS “KING AND QUEEN” An added...
This past weekend, before the Samoana Sharks and the Tafuna Warriors squared off in the biggest game of the year — ASHSAA's varsity football championship game — fans and supporters of both teams took to the streets, hanging up homemade banners, school uniforms, and signs featuring the name and...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga during his first ever press conference with the media last week, said the reason why some directors don't want to communicate with the media, when they are asked for comments on certain issues, is because either they don’t know what they're doing, or they're not prepared...
Reducing the size of the Rose Atoll Marine National Monument in America Samoa and the Pacific Remote Islands National Monument, as well as lifting commercial fishing restrictions on these two ocean monuments, have been recommended by 24 members of Congress in a letter to US President Donald Trump....
CHURCHES DONATE THE MOST MONEY FOR DISASTER RELIEF DRIVE The more than $147,000 in monetary donations collected during the "American Samoa Disaster Relief Fund & US Hurricane Support" fundraisers, spearheaded by the American Samoa Government, will be split between the national American Red...

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