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Representative from Fofo, Andra Samoa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Fofo Representative, Andra Tereise Samoa is appealing to leaders of all ASG law enforcement agencies to do everything in their power to tackle the drug problem in the territory. “The drug problem is real and I see it’s getting worse everyday. If we don’t act now our...
Gov. Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICA SAMOA — ASG employees stranded off island, due to border-closer, “will continue to be paid so long as they are diligently attempting to return to the Territory or so long as they are working remotely as authorized by their director,” Gov. Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga declared in...
Sen. Soliai Tuipine Fuimaono (left) and District Court Judge, Gwen Tauiliili-Langkilde (right)
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gwen Tauiliili-Langkilde was confirmed as the new District Court judge by the Senate in a unanimous 15-0 vote yesterday, which requires only Senate confirmation. The vote followed a Senate Judicial Committee confirmation hearing yesterday morning chair by Sen. Tuiagamoa...
Sen. Magalei Logovi’i
Pago Pago, AMERICA SAMOA — In a unanimous vote of 16-0, the Senate approved on Tuesday this week in third and final reading a Senate bill which seeks to increase the tobacco excise tax by 3 cents — to help fund LBJ Medical Center operations — and reduce to 1% the current 2% wage tax, that is paid...
Governor Lemanu Peleti Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Governor Lemanu Peleti Mauga has submitted the nomination of Lefiti Falelauli’i Pese as Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety (DPS). In his letter to the Speaker of the House, Savali Talavou Ale, Lemanu stated that Lefiti has faithfully served the Territory for...
Crowd at EOB
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Batch #2 of the second round of Economic Impact Payments (EIP) — or stimulus checks as part of the federal COVID Related Tax Relief Act, was released yesterday by the ASG Treasury. And those who came to the Disbursing Office don’t have mailing addresses on their 2019 tax...
Photo of WIC office
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Project Manager of the Center for Families of Individuals with Developmental Disabilities (CFIDD) has strongly denied an allegation that the organization has engaged in a scheme where CFIDD received federal funding to pay for services the organization never provided...
Chairman of the House Human Social Service Committee, Rep. Su’a Alexander Eli Jennings
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The chairman of the House Human Social Service Committee, Rep. Su’a Alexander Eli Jennings has made it clear that the confidential file containing several documents that was circulated in the House chamber last week will not be part of the confirmation hearing for the...
Director of the Department of Homeland Security (DHL), Samana Semo Ve’ave’a
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “The 911 system is not only broken and outdated, but it’s nothing but an operator.” This was the statement by the Director of the Department of Homeland Security (DHL), Samana Semo Ve’ave’a before the House Public Safety Committee hearing last week, which addressed many...
Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga last Thursday signed into law the American Samoa Government’s fiscal year 2021 total budget of $465.95 million — a 10% increase from the approved FY 2020 budget of $424.20 million. The budget bill, approved by the Fono more than a...

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