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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Two continuing members and one new appointee are now cleared to serve as members of the Board of Directors of the Territorial Bank of American Samoa after being confirmed by the House of Representative this week. The three board members were confirmed by the Senate last...
Some of the crowd who attended the Chamber of Commerce first gubernatorial forum hosted
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Agriculture Industry development, including the legalization of an industrial hemp/ CBD industry in American Samoa was another issue raised during one segment of last week’s Chamber of Commerce gubernatorial form and it got a lot of attention from the audience — some...
Defendant, Luatua Filisouaiga Ta’afua
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The government’s case against the former executive director of the American Samoa Government Employees' Retirement Fund (ASGERF), Luatua Filisouaiga Ta’afua that was dismissed without prejudice by the High Court last year was re-filed this week. Luatua appeared in...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The decision by Samoa Airways to increase its fares for Manu’a without any prior announcement disappointed representatives from Manu’a. All three Manu’a faipule spoke about the issue during a House Session this week and demanded a hearing with Port Administration...
Rendering of the proposed new fono building.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The government’s plans to allow a company to use government land near the Veterans Memorial Stadium to build a solar farm faced a setback after the Senate turned down a 17-year extension to an existing lease with the company, Malosi LLC. Senators voted unanimously this...
Rep. Amata with Sup. Scott Burch, Ranger Pua Tuaua, Jr. and hardworking maintenance crew
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata is highlighting the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA), which supports the National Park of American Samoa, and the important Land Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). The bipartisan GAOA, which was signed into law this week, is described as the most...
House Speaker Savali Talavou Ale at the podium
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The House Speaker Savali Talavou Ale is seeking “clarity” on recent action by Chief Election Officer Dr. Lealofi Uiagalelei to allow American Samoa “active voters” stranded off-island due to the border closure during the local COVID-19 restrictions, to cast their ballot...
ASG Treasurer, Ueligitone Tonumaipe’a
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — ASG Treasury has confirmed that the third-release of the Economic Impact Payments (EIP), or stimulus checks for qualified local residents is still set for today, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. Treasurer Ueligitone Tonumaipe’a had announced last week Thursday that the third...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of assaulting another man in Kokoland last month is scheduled to appear in Court next Monday for a Status Hearing. The government’s attorney informed the court two weeks ago that there is a possibility additional charges would be filed against the defendant...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In a decision issued yesterday, the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) granted a cabotage waiver requested by the Samoa government owned Polynesian Limited, dba, Samoa Airways to continue operating Manu’a flights for another 180-days from yesterday, Aug. 6th through...

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