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Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Based on recent financial numbers from the ASG Treasury, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga said that the American Samoa Government is projecting a $10 million surplus at the close of fiscal year 2020, which ends Sept. 30, 2020. The governor made the revelation at last Friday’s...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who is on probation for stealing and burglary was arrested again by police on the allegation he violated local drug laws. Ualesi Tifaimoana was a passenger in a white pick-up truck that was pulled over by police two weekends ago in Vailoa where two glass pipes (...
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Washington, D.C. —  Congresswoman Aumua Amata on Tuesday provided an update on the growth in economic aid from the Small Business Administration (SBA), in conjunction with the U.S. Treasury Department, for American Samoa’s small businesses and nonprofits, due to Congress having passed several...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Territorial Correctional Facility inmate, James Glenn Barlow, through his legal team, has filed a complaint with the US Secretary of Interior against the territory’s Attorney General’s Office, whose attorneys were accused of “deliberately” concealing inconsistent...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A former local assistant public defender has accused a former prosecutor, who handled juvenile cases with the Attorney General’s Office a few years ago, of misconduct by holding secret interviews with three juvenile who are alleged victims in the government case against...
Public Works director Faleosina Voigt
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has instructed the Dept. of Health to start utilizing two government quarantine facilities behind the Tafuna Community Health Center instead of using other designated quarantine sites once the Tafuna buildings are inspected and equipped with all...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In a notice last week, the Health Department’s Environmental Health Services Division reminded Food Catering & Delivery, Bakeries, Baked Goods, Fast Food and Cooked Food Businesses about the required health permits as well as local labeling laws. “For any baked goods...
Scott Rozanski (left) in Weather Service office with another staff member
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The COVID 19 pandemic has brought much heartache and sadness to many and the NOAA/NWS Weather Service Office Pago Pago (WSO Pago) is not spared.  One of the first and few flights leaving the territory since the lockdown, last Friday, July 17, saw one of their own...
House Women’s Caucus
Washington, D.C.  — Congresswoman Aumua Amata has cosponsored the bipartisan House Resolution honoring the upcoming centennial of Women’s Suffrage and the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution. The Resolution highlights two upcoming dates of historic importance:...
,American Samoa Shipyard facility
WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on Monday announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.5 million grant to the American Samoa Shipyard Services Authority, Pago Pago, American Samoa, to support the acquisition of equipment, machinery,...

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