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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...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
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...
Rendering of the proposed new fono building.
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...
Congresswoman Amata and a group of Close Up students
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs’ (OIA) Technical Assistance Program (TAP) is proving funding through the Close Up Foundation and the Micronesia Conservation Trust for students from the U.S. territories and freely associated states.    “This funding will...
Health Department epidemiologist Dr. Aifili John Tufa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Department of Health is looking at all available options that would allow virus testing in Hawaii for repatriation passengers, who could be quarantined at a location in Honolulu before boarding a charter flight to American Samoa, says DoH Epidemiologist Dr. Aifili...
Members of the ASG Coronavirus Taskforce
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — At Sunday’s government coronavirus task force meeting, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga revealed that at least two more repatriation flights to return to American Samoa local residents stranded in Samoa will be needed, but no information as to when such flights will operate....
Chief Executive Office Wallon Young and senior official Ryan Tuatoo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Power Authority (ASPA) is applying for a $100 million loan from the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) to help fund numerous projects that are going on right  now. The loan is a ‘soft loan’ with interest of 1.57%, and there is a $3 million...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who contacted the Tafuna Police Substation (TPS) for assistance after his house was burglarized by two men was arrested on the allegation that he assaulted the two men that allegedly burglarized his house, and stole his cell phones and his wallet containing $1,300...

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