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Tialuga Vincent Iuli
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga has submitted to the Fono for confirmation this week one director appointee as well as members for the Campaign Spending Commission and Election Board. The new director appointee is Tialuga Vincent Iuli as Director of the Office of Public...
The now destroyed NOAA marine debris science research platform
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Local official with the U.S National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and two ASG cabinet members  “have smoothed things over” during a meeting yesterday, following the destruction of a federal government project — established eight-years ago — at the NOAA...
Medicaid staff at the airport on the night of the charter flight
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The cost-share paid by non-Medicaid passengers on the medical charter flight to Honolulu last week, went to Hawaiian Airlines to pay for the balance of the cost of the charter, totaling more than $200,000, according to Sandra King-Young, director of the American Samoa...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The sponsor of a 35-year-old woman, an overstayer convicted of violating local drug laws, was ordered by the court to pay the defendant’s fine of $2,000 within 5 years, which is the period of probation for the defendant. Furthermore, the defendant was ordered to depart...
Undated aerial view of Ofu airport
Washington, D.C.— Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed federal funds for an essential airport runway rehabilitation project in Ofu. Under the recent CARES Act, the federal share of this Department of Transportation and Federal Aviation Administration Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grant...
Rendering of the proposed new fono building.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A bill to establish the Territorial Fire Department (TFD) under the Governor’s Office was introduced in the Senate this week. The bill, amending Section 4.0301 of the American Samoa Code Annotated (A.S.C.A) and creating Chapter 15 under the Title 4 of the A.S.C.A was...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Besides discussing briefly the ASG Adopt a School program during this past Sunday’s COVID-19 task force meeting, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has sent out a memo to cabinet members reminding directors that the program kicks off Aug. 1st before the new school year 2020- 2021...
Social Security Admin logo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Some local residents have asked how they are able to visit the local Social Security Office to obtain a copy of their social security number or discuss other matters, since the US Social Security Administration (SSA) on Mar. 17th suspended face-to-face services in their...
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Washington, D.C. — Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata updated the growing Small Business Administration (SBA) economic aid for American Samoa’s small businesses and nonprofits. American Samoa’s total increased from the last report of $19 million to over $21.5 million ($21,501,368), with all of...
Christian Sa’alea
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Tafuna High School history teacher, Christian Sa’alea has been named the 2020 US Territories History Teacher of the Year, an award presented annually by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to K-12 American history...

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