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Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga

Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga says “our people’s” lack of faith in government and lack of understanding of issues at play will stall any attempt to amend American Samoa’s political status and constitution. The governor made the comments in his written 40-page official State...
Dignataries (including Gov. Lolo) at the opening of Third Regular Session of the 36th Legislature
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “Preliminary operating figures” at the close of FY 2019 - which ended Sept. 30, 2019 - is estimated to have an “operating surplus” of more than $700K, increasing ASG’s funding balance for that fiscal year. This is according to Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga’s State of the...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Page, AMERICAN SAMOA — While the Administration has no say when it comes to the Legislature and Judicial branches, “…all executive branch employees, we do expect you to donate your $10,” said Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga in a verbal directive made during Monday’s cabinet meeting when he spoke...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Among several issues Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga raised during a Dec. 2nd cabinet meeting, is the need for executive branch directors to conduct a thorough review of salaries of ASG workers, and upgrade the pay scale for workers, especially those who have served in...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has directed cabinet members to employ returning college students assigned to their agencies under the administration’s Apprenticeship Program, which was implemented as an incentive so local students would return home to work after graduating...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Restrictions placed on US purse seiner fleets fishing on high seas and the US exclusive economic zone (EEZ)  “is not a conservation issue” but “international politics,” declared Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga in an Oct 7th letter to Michael Tosatto, regional administrator for...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga and Lt. Gov. Lemanu Palepoi Sialega Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In a memo issued Tuesday, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga lifted the freeze on annual increments for locally funded positions for Executive Branch employees, following a recommendation by the Annual Increment Team, headed by Lt. Gov. Lemanu Palepoi Sialega Mauga. The governor...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga this week thanked the US Senate Committee on Appropriations for increasing the amount of funding that will be available to American Samoa in the coming fiscal year to support government operations and construction projects. The additional...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga is putting together an agenda of issues to be addressed by lawmakers before sending out a Call of a Special Session of the Fono, as lawmakers prepare to officially close the current legislative session on Oct. 2nd. The governor made the...
The late Tongan Prime Minister, Samielu ‘Akilisi Pohiva
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has joined leaders of the Pacific region in expressing condolences over the passing of Tonga’s Prime Minister, Samielu ‘Akilisi Pohiva, who died last Thursday at an Auckland hospital (Wednesday in American Samoa), at the age of 78. The Tongan...

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