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Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Valentine’s Day on Sunday, followed on Monday with Presidents' Day — a local and federal holiday — provides a three-day weekend in American Samoa bringing love and peace to the territory in the midst of a COVID-19 global pandemic as American Samoa remains coronavirus-...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who entered into a plea agreement in a drug case has been ordered to depart the territory and remain outside of its borders for the duration of his 5-year probation sentence. Talosaga Maiava appeared in High Court last week for sentencing. Maiava, 40, who has been...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In a decision issued Jan. 30th, 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 Feb. 2nd through July 31...
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WASHINGTON, D.C.— Nonprofit organization and parity advocate Equally American has urged the House Committee on Ways and Means in the U.S. House of Representatives to urge their support for including Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and American Samoa in the Supplemental Security Income...
Lt. Governor Talauega, pictured here with Gov. Lemanu
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Governor Lemanu Peleti Mauga and Lt. Governor Talauega Eleasalo Ale in two press statement’s released late Friday announced that the final COVID test for all 159 passengers on the first repatriation test flight came out NEGATIVE and the admin released new rules for...
Acting Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs Nikolao Pula
Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs (OIA) has awarded $1,670,450 in CARES Act grant funding to the American Samoa Government (ASG) to help repatriate American Samoans stranded outside of the territory since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic last year...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With the governor’s appointment of Carlos Sanchez as the executive director of Shipyard Service Authority, a former chief executive officer of the government owned facility shared some history about when ASG took back the Ronald Reagan Marine Railways shipyard from...
ASG Treasurer Malemo L. Tausaga (front) and LBJ Medical Center chief executive officer Faumuina John Faumuina
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — While there are about 2,000 businesses in American Samoa only 506 of them paid into the government the 2% wage tax in fiscal year 2020, says ASG Treasurer Malemo L. Tausaga during yesterday’s Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee hearing on a Senate bill to hike the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man was arrested and charged for violating local drug laws after police allegedly discovered drugs in his possession during a traffic stop last year. According to the government, Molesi Sene has been considered by police as a Person of Interest (POI) for many months,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In a notice published through the Federal Register, the US National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announced this week that it is extending for another 30-days — through Mar. 27th — the public comment period for its proposed rule, to designate critical habitat for seven...

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