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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 2020 Census count of American Samoa is now completed, with the results of the census count —  carried out for the US and its territories every 10 years  — is set to come out early next year, says ASG Commerce Department director Fuiavailiili Keniseli Lafaele during...
ASG Office of Budget and Planning director Catherine D. Saelua
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — None of the millions of dollar allocated to American Samoa under the federal Coronavirus Aid Relief & Economic Security (CARES) Act is included as part of funding for the new fiscal year 2021 budget, which begins on Oct. 1st this year. This was made clear by ASG...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Two brothers were arrested last week on the allegation that they damaged a store in Ottoville and assaulted employees. Bryant Faavae (B.F) and his 17-year-old brother, who is named in the court affidavit as C.F made their initial appearances in court last week. Each...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Government now has its own online “repatriation registry” for American Samoa residents, “who wish to return home when the borders are re-opened”. And the territorial government makes clear that registration on the ASG portal is not a guarantee that the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The first criminal case involving the unlawful possession of cocaine has been bound over to the local High Court, after Acting Associate Justice Elvis P. Patea found probable cause to support the charges against each of two defendants, while the second charge of unlawful...
“MV Pago Pago” loading cargo for Manu'a
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — ASG using privately owned “MV Pago Pago” for Manu’a voyages, repairs to government vessel MV Manu’atele, and status of where the territory stands with an Air Traffic Control Tower for Pago Pago International Airport were among the issues raised last week during the Port...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — As in previous years, ASG semi-autonomous agencies — referred to as Authorities — are submitting directly to the Legislature their proposed fiscal year 2021 budges where lawmakers are also seeking profit and loss statements from these government entities. Budgets for the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The government filed an additional charge last week during a Status Hearing before Acting Associate Justice Elvis P. Patea against a man accused of assaulting his partner in a domestic violence incident. Ethan Mauga, 30, was on probation when he was arrested by police...
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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Transportation through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is providing $54,859,950 in fiscal year 2020 funding under the Airport Improvement Program to bolster airport safety, security, and infrastructure at airports in the U.S. territories and the freely...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has received the petition from Tagata Tutu Fa'atasi Alliance, the group behind the move for repatriation of American Samoa residents stranded in the US, most of them in Hawaii — as the number of coronavirus cases spiked in many states. As of...

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