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Congressman Aumua Amata gave a briefing to a joint meeting with the Senate and the House this past Thursday morning. She had requested a chance to address lawmakers before she returns to Washington D.C. this weekend. Among the issues Amata shared with lawmakers is her ongoing work in the U.S...
Despite many challenges faced by the LBJ Medical Center, especially in the area of finances, hospital board member, Rep. Faimealelei Anthony Allen, says the medical center continues to provide service to the public. Faimealelei made the statement during his confirmation hearing before a Senate...
Captain of the AETO fautasi team, Vaamua Henry Sesepesara and the fautasi team of the village of Pago Pago expressed thanks to their major sponsors for their unwavering support, despite coming in last in their heat. “I sincerely would like to thank these great sponsors for their great help to come...
Certain classes of contract employees are now added to the list of American Samoa Government workers exempted from the reduction of working hours from 8 hours to 7 hours a day or 70 hours every pay period, according to Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga’s Apr. 7 memo, issued three days before the Apr. 10...
ASG Employees Retirement Fund board of trustee chairman, Va’anatiu Tofala Iafeta has confirmed that a $4 million loan from the Retirement Fund for the American Samoa TeleCommunications Authority (ASTCA) is already approved. ASTCA board chairman Roy J.D. Hall told a Senate committee hearing last...
It isn’t often that a high level official such as the Director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of the National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) travels to American Samoa and makes time to speak with college students. The American Samoa Community College (ASCC) was...
The American Samoa Medicaid Agency has provided additional funding of $1,745,032 as a result of completing the reconciliation of LBJ's Medicare Cost Reports for the fiscal year 2015. The reconciliation revealed additional expenditures incurred by LBJ that they were not reimbursed for in this period...
Samoa's churches are asking the Ministry of Revenue to allow more time for discussions on changes to tax laws that would affect pastor earnings. Samoa's National Council of Churches is asking for the Ministry of Revenue to allow more time for individual churches to discuss changes to tax laws that...
It’s been almost a month since four Public Safety officers, assigned to the Juvenile Detention Center, were arrested and charged with various crimes, including felony drug charges. However, the defense attorney for one of the officers yesterday told the court, they have not yet received discovery...
Tri Marine International is pleased that a global environmental group have again placed the company’s canned tuna product on a high rating. However, Tri Marine has no plans at this point to reopen cannery operation at the Samoa Tuna Processors (STP) Inc., plant at the shoreline village of Atu’u....

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