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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 7% increase in local revenue proposed under the government’s fiscal year 2021 budget, is the result of improved collections and the “huge influx” of federal coronavirus stimulus funds, according Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga in his cover letter to Fono leaders. The...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young woman who tested positive for methamphetamine while on probation was given one more chance by the High Court to prove herself and show she can change her life and become a productive member of the community. Julie Uiese, who has been in custody since she was...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — At the end of fiscal year 2019, the American Samoa TeleCommunications Authority’s “total net position” decreased to $6.08 million compared to $8.56 million at the close of FY 2018, according to the government owned telecom FY 2019 independent financial audit by Oregon-...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Senate is preparing legislation to allow people stranded overseas by Covid-19 to vote in the November 3rd poll. The bill states that with less then 3 months until the general election for governor and lieutenant governor, the House of Representatives...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “Your veterinary clinic is in crisis,” wrote Dr. Kathleen Riley, in a Sept. 2nd email to Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga, who was told that the island of Tutuila is experiencing an outbreak of leptospirosis.” Dr. Riley — a veterinarian currently licensed in three US states,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In his “Declaration of Appreciation and Gratitude” to American Samoa’s workforce, both private and public sectors, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga — in his last year in office —  cited the current coronavirus pandemic as the reason for cancelation of the annual ASG-sponsored...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has described the estimated more than $170 million in COVID-19 pandemic federal aid to American Samoa as a “tsunami of cash inflow into the territory” and a “blessing in disguise” — boosting the local economy, which was also augmented by...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Government's final budget proposal for fiscal year 2021 is 10% higher than the FY 2020 approved budget, said Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga in his cover letter to Fono leaders. Lolo explained that the FY 2021 budget  — which was transmitted to the Fono two...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Several faipule asked representatives from the American Samoa Power Authority (ASPA) during a hearing this week to hurry up with the installation of street lights around the island — before the Nov. 3 elections. Two ASPA representatives appeared before the House...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who attempted to assault his sister-in-law with a machete and later ran away from police in March of this year is now in custody charged in two separate cases. Talosaga Feleti made his initial appearance in court this week. In the first case, Feleti is charged with...

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