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Rendering of the proposed new fono building.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The government’s plans to allow a company to use government land near the Veterans Memorial Stadium to build a solar farm faced a setback after the Senate turned down a 17-year extension to an existing lease with the company, Malosi LLC. Senators voted unanimously this...
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...
Sen. Logoai Siaki
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — During a Senate hearing with the Chairman of the Coronavirus Task Force Iulogologo Joseph Pereira last Friday, Senator Logooai Siaki was adamant that the repatriation flights from Samoa should only bring US citizens and US nationals and not anyone else, even permanent...
President Pro Tem Nuanuaolefeagaiga Saoluaga Nua
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The increasing numbers of people testing positive for COVID-19 in the United States is causing concern to some Senators. President Pro Tem Nuanuaolefeagaiga Saoluaga Nua asked about government’s preparation to protect the territory from the coronavirus pandemic and...
Washington, D.C. – On Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata hailed Senate passage of a bill to replenish the urgently needed Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for small business assistance, including new support for hospitals and small lenders. The House will consider the $484 billion interim economic...
Rendering of proposed new Fono Building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Following some very tense moments during a Senate committee hearing yesterday, the majority of senators agreed to table for future discussion — until early next year — the approved House version of an Administration bill seeking to raise the local investment rate from 17...
Rendering of proposed new Fono Building.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Senate last Friday confirmed three of the four members of the Campaign Spending Commission and the confirmation comes just in time for the upcoming Nov. 6th mid term election. All three who are now confirmed each received unanimous votes of 14-0. Under local statute...
Program Planning and Budget director Catherine D. Saelua
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — ASG Office of Program Planning and Budget director Catherine D. Saelua has informed senators that her office has always processed expenditures requested by the Senate, including Travel Authorization (TA) requests, but only held such requests following Tropical Cyclone...
Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee chairman Magalei Logovi’i
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Senate yesterday approved in final reading an administration bill, which outlines the distribution of the more than $2 million of American Samoa’s share of the $6.5 million settlement between the federal government and StarKist Co., and its local operations StarKist...