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Lolo Moliga – Governor of American Samoa Lemanu Peleti Mauga – Lt. Governor of American Samoa                Retired Army Major Aumua Aumata – Congresswoman of American Samoa Andra Samoa – Leone Representative Tulsi Gabbard – Army Captain Nitatose Misi – Patient Advocate Liaison, American Samoa All...
Dear Editor, With the current pandemic occurring around the world along with many other issues the United States and our territory is facing, I understand that there are restrictions and protocols to protect our people. It is evident why Governor Lolo Moliga, Lieutenant Governor Lemanu Mauga and...
We need you to be part of building a healthy, safe and liveable future. Most of the Pacific island countries and areas have no confirmed cases of Covid-19, while others have kept the virus contained. With closed borders and declining economy, many countries are making complex decisions about how to...
 “All lives matter. Faavalevalea. Focus on our own issues FIRST. Why don’t they just protest our local government instead?” Such responses were among the most common seen on shared posts across social media or commented on local news coverage in response to media coverage of a “peaceful...
This past Saturday, American Samoa witnessed a road side wave of a group of youthful men and women. It wasn’t a wave for a campaign candidate or a fundraising function as we often would see on Saturday afternoons. It was a wave of a group of young spirited adolescents expressing solidarity and...
Tuila'epa Sailele Malielegaoi has been the Prime Minister of Sāmoa for 21 years. In coming into office in November 1998, Tuila'epa has had the great responsibility of guiding and leading the people of Sāmoa into the 21st century. And this hasn't been an easy task. As his memoir, Pālemia accurately...
With one glaring exception, all persons born in the United States or its territories are U.S. citizens. The exception are persons born in American Samoa — a U.S. territory since 1900 — who hold an obscure and discriminatory status as “non-citizen nationals.” In December, a Utah federal court...
Matu’u, AS, June 1, 2020 — Lemanu Palepoi Sialega Mauga and Talauega Eleasalo Va’alele Ale have rolled out their Education Platform and shared the following comments. “We are pleased to present the second installment of our campaign platform highlighting another area of utmost importance to us —...
Matu’u, AS — Press Release – The gubernatorial team of Lemanu Palepoi Sialega Mauga and Talauega Eleasalo Va’alele Ale has issued the following statement. “This week, we are officially rolling-out our campaign platform by individual subject matter. We will share with you our vision and what we hope...
The typical Sunday in Samoa is rather calm. Only a few sounds are ever allowed throughout the day. The sounds of umu in the early dawn. The clangour of church bells and the harmonious choral singing throughout the day. While in the afternoon, only quiet conversations over supper serve to disrupt an...

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