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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 7% increase in local revenue proposed under the government’s fiscal year 2021 budget, is the result of improved collections and the “huge influx” of federal coronavirus stimulus funds, according Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga in his cover letter to Fono leaders. The...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Government's final budget proposal for fiscal year 2021 is 10% higher than the FY 2020 approved budget, said Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga in his cover letter to Fono leaders. Lolo explained that the FY 2021 budget  — which was transmitted to the Fono two...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Tualauta Representative Larry Sanitoa believes about $7 million from CARES Act grants to American Samoa has been used for several ASG projects that are not eligible for CARES Act funding. Sanitoa raised this issue when members of the ASG Coronavirus Task Force appeared...
To the Editor, The Governor, The American Samoa Government, and The Judiciary,  It is with Great Sadness and shame that actions of the Governor and the American Samoan Government have made brave, noble, and courageous individuals cry with sorrow, remorse, and tragedy relating to denying an...
Aumua Amata with Steve Chabot
Washington, D.C. — Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata updated the status of the Small Business Administration (SBA) economic aid for American Samoa’s small businesses and nonprofits. American Samoa’s total increased again from the last report of $21.5 million to just over $23 million, another...
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Washington, D.C. — Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed a $1.1 million grant — funded by the historic CARES Act that became law on March 27th — from the Federal Transit Administration, part of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), for the American Samoa Department of Public Works. The...
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WASHINGTON — Last week U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $2 million CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to the American Samoa Government to capitalize and administer a Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) that will...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Pago Pago faipule, Vesiai Poyer Samuelu, said in a statement Monday that he is  returning his $10,000 check which is funded with federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act money allocated to ASG. This was before US Treasury Department’s deputy...
Rendering of the proposed new fono building.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — During yesterday’s first meeting of the fourth regular session of the 36th Legislature, both chambers of the Fono brought up the money that has been distributed among members of the Fono to renovate or rent their office spaces. SENATE Senate President, Gaoteote Palaie...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Local resident, Steven Jay Pincus Hueter has filed an official complaint with the US Treasury’s Office of Inspector General, alleging “flagrant misuse and misappropriation” by Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga and ASG of the more than $35 million allocated to American Samoa...

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