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Tualauta Representative Larry Sanitoa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A report from ASG Treasury delivered to the House of Representatives shows that the government has spent a little over $40 million from the federal funds received last year from the CARES Act. Total amount of grants received is $117,094,758 of which $41,914,134 has been...
Acting Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs Nikolao Pula
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs (OIA) is announcing the award of $1,033,100 in CARES Act grant funding to help Pacific Islander communities in Hawaii that have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds will be administered by ...
Amouli Community Health Center
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — People living in the Eastern District are calling out to the new Administration to use any remaining funding from the more than $164 million allocated to American Samoa under provisions of the federal CARES Act to complete the renovation of the Amouli Community Health...
Taffy, Jen and Makerita
Seattle, WASHINGTON — As the Holidays approach, cold weather, rising COVID- 19 cases in the United States, and no sign of a confirmed repatriation flight, members of the Tagata Tutu Faatasi Alliance of American Samoa (TTFAAS) continue to turn for assistance to various organizations and resources...
[l-r] Chief Associate Judge Mamea Sala Jr., Secretary of Samoan Affairs Mauga T. Asuega, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga and others turn the soil
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga was joined yesterday morning by Chief Associate Judge Mamea Sala Jr., and others for the ground breaking of the proposed new two-story court —  with an estimated cost of up to $7 million — at the former site of the old Communications building in...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has informed US Secretary of Interior David Bernhardt some federal agencies are questioning the “merits and legitimacy” of his decision to allocate money to the Legislature and villages from American Samoa’s COVID-19 funds issued from the US...
U.S. Treasury Inspector General Seal
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The US Treasury’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) believes that checks given to lawmakers from American Samoa’s share of more than $35 million federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds “are unrelated to the COVID-19 health emergency.”...
CARES Act logo
Washington, D.C. — On Thursday  Congresswoman Aumua Amata provided an update on federal oversight of the CARES Act and other economic relief funds. This information includes the process, federal requirements for these funds, and contact information to report any waste, fraud or abuse of such...
Group of protestors
A group gathered at the Malaeoletalu yesterday for a peaceful protest accusing leaders of the American Samoa Government (ASG) and also Fono leaders of misusing funds. According to one protestor, the purpose of the protest was to notify American Samoa leaders that it’s time to put an end to the...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Lawmakers in American Samoa have confirmed they are receiving Covid-19 funding but that it will go towards finding suitable premises to work. The Senate President and Speaker of the House are getting cheques of $US20,000 and senators and representatives are receiving...

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