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Sen. Logoai Siaki Logoai
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — To prevent the possibility of repeat offenders remaining in the territory and to further protect American Samoa, Sen. Logo’ai Siaki Logo’ai introduced legislation, which would require “any foreign nationals convicted of a felony be immediately deported from the Territory...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Instead of just shelving or rejecting administration bills, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga suggested that lawmakers come up with a better solution than what the executive branch has proposed in order to address pressing matters for the territory. The bills cited by the...
Rendering of proposed new Fono Building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Fono will convene next Monday for the third regular session of the 36th Legislature, and Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga will deliver his annual State of the Territory Address during a joint session at the Gov. H. Rex Lee Auditorium. The Fale Laumei had been closed for...
Rendering of proposed new Fono Building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Senate has called for a Conference Committee of the Fono to convene Fridy morning to iron out differences and reach a resolution on the final language of an Administration bill appropriating funds for the construction of a “new cement perimeter wall” around the...
Rendering of proposed new Fono Building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — After making major amendments, the House last Thursday approved — through a majority vote — an Administration bill which increases the salaries of the governor and lieutenant governor with an early effective date — instead of January 2021. The House version of the bill...
ASTCA building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Three senators have sponsored legislation, which creates by law, the “American Samoa Telecommunications Corporation Authority” — still referred to with the acronym “ASTCA” — and “shall in no way [be] considered an agency or semi-autonomous agency” of ASG. The bill is...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In a Sept. 19th letter, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga raised concerns with Fono leaders over the alleged verbal abuse of his cabinet members who appeared for hearings, especially the recently completed Fono Joint Budget Committee hearings for fiscal year 2020. And the...
Senate President Gaoteote Tofau Palaie
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — After making one amendment, the Fono Joint Budget Committee yesterday passed the final fiscal year 2020 budget, without inflating the initial total budget submission of $421.48 million. Both the Senate and House now go through the final process of approving the budget...
TBAS logo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — According to their fiscal year 2018 audit, the Territorial Bank of American Samoa or TBAS received a $1.85 million capital infusion from the American Samoa Government in FY 2018, without it being brought to the Fono by the administration for legislative appropriation....
Aumoeualogo Te’o J. Fuavai in a 2018 file photo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Senators on Tuesday approved a Senate Concurrent Resolution conveying condolences of the Legislature and the people of American to the children and family of the late High Chief, Aumoeualogo Te’o Fuavai, who passed away last month in Seattle, Washington. The resolution,...

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