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Procurement Director nominee, Dr. Oreta Crichton was unanimously approved in the House of Representatives in a ‘yes’ vote of 18, following her confirmation hearing yesterday morning. She fielded questions pertaining to the bidding process and re-opening of the government supply store — among other...
Attorney General Talauega Eleasalo Ale. [SN file photo]
Attorney General Talauega Eleasalo Ale has made it clear that the woman from Samoa, who recently gave birth and is being detained at the Territorial Correctional Facility, can leave whenever she wants — leave to return to Samoa that is. Samoa News sent the AG questions on the matter following a...
Director nominees for the Department of Agriculture, Filifa’atali Mike Fuiava and Department of Homeland Security, Samana Semo  Ve’ave’a who attended their House confirmation hearings yesterday morning.  [Photo: JL]
The House passed three more nominees yesterday — Samana Semo Ve’ave’a for the Department of Homeland Security, Filifaatali Mike Fuiava for the Department of Agriculture, and Douglas Fiaui for Public Defender’s Office. All three were confirmed in a unanimous vote of 18 ayes. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND...
In a correspondence dated February 3, Dr. Richard Winn, Interim President of the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), wrote to American Samoa Community College (ASCC) President Dr. Rosevonne Makaiwi-Pato with an...
Ammon Fepuleai, Math teacher at Samoana High School – during a photoshoot with some of his talented students who worked with him, and graduated — Class of 2016.  See story below. [courtesy photo]
“Here at EXPOSED, we are a group of artists who believe that every day holds beauty. Every moment should be cherished. Every talent should be EXPOSED,” says Ammon Fepuleai, a 30-year-old from Pago Pago, and a Math teacher at Samoana High School. He is talking about a highly successful social site...
Newly appointed Deputy Commissioner, Falana’ipupu Ta’ase Sagapolutele of the Police Bureau, is one of two deputy commissioners now serving the Department of Public Safety, under the changes made by Police Commissioner Le’i Sonny Thompson.  [Photo: JL]
The Department of Public Safety now has two deputy commissioners and an advisor to the Commissioner, according to a memo, (obtained by Samoa News) dated Tuesday, February 7, 2017, in which DPS Commissioner Le’i Sonny Thompson has reassigned certain personnel, and the changes go into effect...
Nominee for Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources director, Va’amua Henry Sesepasara during his Senate confirmation hearing yesterday. The Senate while pending a motion for reconsideration in the House, later confirmed him.  [photo: FS]
In separate, but unanimous votes of 16-0, the Senate yesterday confirmed the nomination of Va’amua Henry Sesepasara as Department of Marine and Wildlife Resource director and Tamaaiga Pili Gaoteote as director of Parks and Recreation Department. The Fono with the House vote last Friday of 15-3 now...
 Department of Public Works Acting Director, Faleosina Voigt has received the blessing of the House of Representatives.  [Photo: JL]
Last Friday, the House of Representatives passed two director nominees, whose Senate confirmation hearings are now being scheduled sometime soon, while denying another.  DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS Appointed director for the Department of Public Works, Faleosina Voigt was highly praised by the House...
Newly confirmed Education director Dr. Ruth Matagi-Tofiga after her confirmation hearing yesterday in the Senate.  [photo:FS]
The governor’s nominations of Dr. Ruth Matagi-Tofiga as Department of Education Director and Ali’itama Sotoa as Director of the Territorial Energy Office have received full endorsement by the Fono. With Matagi-Tofiga and Sotoa, it brings the total to seven cabinet directors fully confirmed by the...
As the Lolo Administration begins its second four-year term, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga is moving to approve organizational charts for all executive branch departments and offices. This was an initiative the administration was hoping to complete in the last four years. During last year’s fiscal year...

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