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In his presentation to a United Nation’s Decolonization regional seminar, ASG Office of Political Status, Constitution, and Federal Relations executive director, Tapaau Dr. Daniel Aga emphasized that the territory’s form of government going forward must be “firmly vested in the authority of the...
Fathers of the Ave o le Fetuao Methodist Church at Fagaima performing on stage today at their church for Father’s Day Sunday service. Similar events were held at other church denominations throughout American Samoa with today’s Sunday service paying tribute to all fathers, as well as those who play...
With officials of the US Department of Labor on island last week conducting compliance reviews, ASG Human Resources Department Director Eseneiaso J. Liu reminded directors to submit to DHR all compensatory time for the government workforce for input in the computer system instead of keeping them in...
The Sanctuary Summer Science in the Village (SSSV) program kicked off in the village of Ta'u, Manu’a on June 6. This first session, according to a representative from the National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa (NMSAS), had 38 students participating in hands-on activities and experiments about...
A “draft paper” has been prepared providing options for consideration by the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council in regards to the Large Vessel Prohibited Area (LVPA) in territorial waters, and the consideration of American Samoa's cultural fishing practices. The options, outlined...
FOLASA GALEA’I A man accused of driving a vehicle that allegedly struck and killed another man over the weekend is scheduled to appear again in District Court next week. Folasa Galea’i made his initial appearance in the District Court this past Monday and is being charged with vehicular homicide,...
ASG vehicles that are fueled by federal money are exempted from the reduction in gasoline coupons policy, which is effective this month, according to Public Works Director Faleosina Voigt's June 12 memo to Executive Branch directors and agency heads. At last Friday’s cabinet meeting, Gov. Lolo...
USDOL’s Wage and Hour Division investigator Sarah Janesk arrived in the territory last week and is assigned to the  field office in Pago Pago until Sept. 22. USDOL-WHD rotates investigators from the US to American Samoa every four months. Responding to Samoa News inquiries, the USDOL San Francisco...
Department of Human Resources Director Eseneiaso J. Liu has urged all cabinet members to submit to her office — as early as possible — the list of all worksites for students who will participate in the government’s annual Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). According to Liu, some 800 students...
An environmentalist group has launched an online petition calling for the safeguarding of  “American Samoa’s Rose Atoll Marine National Monument” from being delisted as a designated ocean monument. President Trump directed in April this year, a review of the nation’s land and ocean monuments...

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