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American Samoa's Governor Lolo Moliga has signed into law a bill amending the American Samoa Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, or SORNA. The changes allow American Samoa to be in substantial compliance with requirements of the US Sex Offender Registration Act. Under current law, Tier...
Due to the many concerns from members of the House Agriculture, Marine & Wildlife and Forestry Committee, on the issues of Federal regulations that affect fisheries in American Samoa, the director of the Department of Marine Wildlife Resource, Va’amua Henry Sesepasara, asked House members to...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata (R-AS) along with her colleagues Congressman Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan (D- CNMI) and Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo (D-GU) wrote to Chairman Phil Roe and Ranking Member Tim Walz of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs requesting an oversight hearing to...
A21 WALK IS TOMORROW, EVERYONE IS INVITED For the second year in a year, the ALLIANCE for strengthening families (Mau mo le Fa;amalosia o Aiga) and other local partners are collaborating to host the annual walk for freedom. Last year, over 50 people showed up and this year, more expected to join...
The Fono has officially passed the Administration’s fiscal year 2018 supplemental budget after lawmakers reduced the total by more than $300,000. Lawmakers — in both the Senate and House — endorsed two revenue measures from the Administration, as the Fono is set to close, at the end of business...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has called it, “insufficient for our fleet and our territory”, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s proposed rule of 1828 fishing days for calendar year 2017 for U.S. purse seine vessels in the U.S. exclusive economic zone (EEZ) and on the high seas —...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata voted for the National Monument Creation and Protection Act, which was marked up and passed by the Natural Resources Committee, to ensure thorough oversight of future monument designations. “I’m pleased to cosponsor and vote for this bill because it better protects...
American Samoa's governor Lolo Moliga has pledged support for the intent of the Paris Agreement on climate change and is backing the United States Climate Alliance. The same day President Trump pulled out of the Paris Agreement, New York, California, and Washington announced the formation of the...
An estimated 1,500 StarKist Samoa workers will be without a paycheck for five weeks when the cannery shuts down later this month in order to install equipment and carry out other upgrades to their facilities. No paychecks mean no money for electricity, and no food on the table for those affected —...
A 29-year-old man — a Leone High School (LHS) music teacher — from Lepuapua has been charged for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a male student, who later contracted a sexually transmitted disease. Elijah Jared Tavai made his initial appearance before District Court Judge Fiti Sunia...

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