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The long wait for the opening of the new public pool located on the south side of Lions Park, near the Airport fence, across from ANZ Bank, is finally coming to an end. When asked for an update on the work, Rotary Club member Peter Crispin told Samoa News that the pool is expected to be completed...
DANIEL TAUFUA A 30-year-old man, whose mother told the court her son changed after serving 3 1/2 years in the US Armed Forces, has been sentenced to jail time in connection with a handful of break-ins between December 2016 and February this year. Daniel Taufua, was sentenced last Friday in High...
A 54-year-old woman, whom federal prosecutors say is from American Samoa, was arrested Tuesday in Honolulu on charges of filing fraudulent tax returns with the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for local residents, who do not qualify to receive the federal Earned Income Tax Credit (or EITC)....
It's definitely a win-win situation. If you're in the market for second-hand office equipment, kitchen appliances, heavy machinery, or even a vehicle, the Office of Property Management is conducting a Public Auction tomorrow. Items are being sold on an 'as is' basis and all the money collected will...
Cabinet directors and Education Department officials have been called on to talk to their lawmaker to support the administration’s proposed revenues measures and other proposed bills submitted to the Fono that will help expand ASG’s revenue base providing additional money to finance the government...
Tri Marine Group has recommended that the federal government begin a rule making process to remove commercial fishing restriction for tuna in certain area of waters around the Pacific Islands Remote Marine National Monument (PIRMNM). However, there has been strong opposition from conservationists...
A presentation last Thursday by the ASG Revenue Task Force to Fono leaders and several lawmakers revealed that the government is currently faced with a shortfall of at least $2.3 million to $2.5 million a month, to cover monthly expenditures. The issue was reiterated during the governor’s address...
The Commerce Department has recruited a professional economist, whose first major project since being employed by the American Samoa Government, is working with the government’s Revenue Task Force, which has come up with recommendations to reform current tax laws. Nathaniel ‘Nate’ Clayville, 34,...
In an effort to get the first Media Commission for the American Samoa National Olympic Committee (ASNOC) assembled and ready to do big things, ASNOC general secretary Ethan Lake is inviting all interested parties to a meeting set for Thursday, July 13 at 12 noon inside the ASNOC Office at the...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has called on lawmakers to give serious consideration on several revenue measures, which will generate new money for the government, that will be submitted to the Fono for review and hopefully approved. He told the lawmakers at yesterday’s joint session of the Fono, “We...

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