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To ensure that all ASG entities work collaboratively on all government matters and to eliminate the “bad habit of assumption,” Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has informed executive branch directors that his chief of staff, Fiu J. Saelua, shall be copied on all communications. In a memo titled, “...
LOLO CALLS ON AG TO DEVELOP 'DENIED ENTRY PROTOCOL' Attorney General Talauega Eleasalo Ale has been tasked by the governor to work with all stakeholders to develop policies and protocols with regards to “denied entry” to foreign diplomats and other entrants for political asylum or humanitarian...
Some senators have voiced their support of an Administration bill seeking to increase port fees and charges, which has remained the same for more than three decades. At the same time, a handful of senators noted that like all new taxes and fees as well as any increase in taxes and fees, it’s the...
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Aumua Amata was pleased to welcome a $250,000 federal literacy grant for the American Samoa Department of Education. “I welcome these funds to help our educators in American Samoa as they develop reading skills in our students,” said Aumua Amata. “High literacy...
The Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee made only one amendment to the House version of the fiscal year 2018 budget, and that is to increase the Fono’s budget by $500,000 by reallocating money under the Special Programs category, overseen by the Governor’s Office. At yesterday’s Senate...
The Senate has agreed to hike the current 5% miscellaneous excise tax, instead of gradually repealing it — as proposed by the Lolo Administration — as well as repeal the 2% wage tax, which is paid by wage earners only. The Senate has also approved in second reading its version of the fiscal year...
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata was pleased to welcome a $125,000 grant destined for American Samoa from the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) as part of the Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program. “These are welcome federal funds for youth education and...
Attorney General Talauega Eleasalo Ale has provided more details, such as examples of permitted and prohibited activities, under the new entry requirements for citizens of 38 countries listed on the American Samoa Entry Permit Waiver Program (EPWP). Talauega stresses that the Immigration Office no...
Police Commissioner Le’i Sonny Thompson has voiced his support of a Senate bill, which mandates a minimum five-year imprisonment for anyone convicted of delivering, dispensing, distributing, possession with intent to deliver, dispense or distribute, produce or manufacture a controlled substance. Le...
If the news on the world front has become a little hard to bear, take heart. There’s a bright spot here in the Territory, and it involves none other than our Special Olympics athletes. Tafaimamao Tua Tupuola, chairwoman of Special Olympics Amerika Samoa (SOAS) Board spoke to Samoa News recently...

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