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Through various loan programs offered by the Development Bank of American Samoa for local businesses, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga said more than $9 million has been injected back into the local economy over the last four years. The governor made the comments in his Comprehensive Report of the State...
The House of Representatives has appointed their respective committee members with each lawmaker as Chairperson, with the exception of newly elected Representative Gafatasi Afalava, who was not appointed as a Chair, but he is a member in seven of the standing committees, and is vice-chair of two of...
At the end of 2016 Parris Goebel finally relaxed and had down time in Beautiful Samoa after a big year of success. She is a 25-year-old, who is an award winning New Zealand-born choreographer, dancer, singer and actress of Samoan descent. Her dance crew, The Royal Family, has won the World Hip Hop...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has confirmed that the American Samoa government is only able to recoup just over $2 million of the nearly $5 million paid to Native Hawaiian Holding Company (NHHC), which was awarded a multi-million dollar contract funded by the federal National Emergency Grant (NEG)...
Drug defendant, Gerhard Haleck Otto is facing one criminal count of unlawful possession of a controlled substance, marijuana, in connection with the latest drug bust at the Post Office last week. Samoa News notes the court document identifies the defendant as —Gerhard Haleck Otto — however, sources...
The Lolo and Lemanu Administration is looking at the future sustainability of a Universal Health Insurance Program for the territory by expanding the Medicaid Program. This is according to Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga’s State of the Territory Address Comprehensive Report in English that was handed...
Based on preliminary financial information, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga says the American Samoa Government closed out fiscal year 2016 in the black and noted that revenue collections have increased every year in the last four year’s of the Lolo and Lemanu Administration. The governor made the...
It’s been sizzling for the past week. Some drizzle here and there will cool the temperature for a few minutes and then it’s back to the sweltering heat. The humidity has been unbearable and many local residents have been wondering if it will get cooler anytime soon. Local meteorologist Hans Malala...
It was a case of mistaken identity for some locals who thought a swarm of palolo had been found in Faganeanea and Laulii last week. Turns out, the swarms were indeed worms, but not the slimy delicacy that many were hoping for. Last Tuesday, January 3, villagers in Faganeanea reported seeing swarms...
Confirmation of appointments of cabinet directors are among the issues the Lolo Administration will submit for Legislative review and consideration when the new 35th Legislature officially opens today where Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga will deliver his State of the Territory Address. The joint session...

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