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Rendering of proposed new Fono Building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  An explanation on how the government achieved a $3.9 million positive balance at the close of fiscal year 2018, as well as the revenue sources to repay the 2018 bond series, are two of the main questions that will be raised during a Senate Budget and Appropriations...
Sen. Tuaolo Manaia Fruean
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Sen. Tuaolo Manaia Fruean, a retired Associate Judge of the High Court, has raised questions on what Immigration is doing to stop the many “overstayers” whose illegal statuses surface only when they appear in court. During yesterday’s Senate session, Tuaolo suggested to...
(l-r) ASCCC treasurer Christinna Lutu-Sanchez, Akenese Maifea, Faaeteete Sio, Meleseini Siufanua, ASCCC chairman Taotasi Archie Soliai, and board member Dr. Jueta McCutchan. (Not pictured is Lumana'i Maifea).
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The ASCCC is able to continue its mission to “help the people of American Samoa fight cancer”, thanks to the record-breaking amount of donations received over this past year.  Special projects coordinator, Va’a Tofaeono reports that over $70,000 was donated from...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA  — District Court Judge Fiti Sunia granted the government's motion to dismiss the case against Manaia Lalokou yesterday morning. According to Assistant Attorney General Jason Mitchell, the government is not able to move forward successfully in prosecuting the case. The...
Congresswoman Amata and colleagues taking the oath of office
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed important congressional news for American Samoa. The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed H.R. 268, an Emergency Appropriations bill for Disaster Assistance for the many states and territories suffering from wildfires, hurricanes,...
Lt. Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Governor’s Office has postponed the scheduled 'forum' for ASG agency presentations until Lt. Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga — who traveled last Thursday night to Honolulu — returns to the territory. As part of a “new approach” at the start of 2019, Gov. Lolo Matalasi...
Hawaiki Submarine Cable System route.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Unless the American Samoa Telecommunications Authority (ASTCA) and ASG are able to cough up $78.1 million to the American Samoa Government Employees' Retirement Fund, they cannot "fully own" the American Samoa branching unit of Hawaiki Cable. This is according to...
ASTCA building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga updated lawmakers — in his oral presentation of the State of the Territory Address in Samoan — on Hawaiki cable and thanked the ASG Employees' Retirement Fund board for their assistance and investment in securing it. Lolo says the government now...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A woman who was pulled over for a traffic violation ended up being arrested and is now criminally charged after police allegedly found paraphernalia in the vehicle, and ‘ice’ in her pocket. Lili Apolo made her initial appearance in District Court this past Monday, where...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Government received $5 million for its insurance claim for damage to government infrastructure following Tropical Cyclone Gita in February last year, according to Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga in his State of the Territory Address on Monday before a joint...

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