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McDonald's American Samoa has done it once again, giving back to the community in a huge way. Yesterday afternoon, members of the company's scholarship board, on behalf of CEO Tautolo Charlie Tautolo, hosted a special luncheon to honor this year's five recipients, and their parents. The ceremony...
Bluesky is proud to announce its continued commitment to the empowerment and investment into the youth of Am. Samoa by granting a total four scholarships for the upcoming 2017/2018 academic school year. This is now the third year of Bluesky's Future of Am. Samoa Scholarship Program, which...
American Samoans prefer the compromise that limits enforcement of the United States Constitution’s equal protection clause to limit the risk to Samoan lands, according to Tapaau Dr. Daniel Aga, Executive Director of the ASG Office of Political Status, Constitution, and Federal Relations, during his...
The first public high school commencement ceremony held this year was for the graduating class of Manu’a HS on Friday, June 2, inside the school gymnasium at the Segaula campus. Government officials and dignitaries who attended the ceremony had to travel by air and sea to witness the first page of...
The American Samoa Government has started preparations for a status report, which Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga says will be submitted to the US Interior Department after the close of the current fiscal year, and the “comprehensive report” will also be submitted to the Fono and “to the people.” Since...
The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council has requested that the federal government consider reviewing the continued need for existing monument and sanctuary fishing restrictions, given the availability of federal regulations which manage fisheries in the US Pacific Islands. The...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has called on directors to structure their budgets for the new fiscal year (2018) in accordance with the threshold ceiling of 90% of the approved FY 2017 budget, saying that the threshold is for all departments and offices funded by local revenue. Of the total $380.48...
The last high school graduation for this year took place last Saturday inside the South Pacific Academy gymnasium, where 18 Dolphins were presented their high school diplomas. It was the private school's 17th commencement ceremony. This year’s coverage of the 2017 high school graduation season —...
With grant-funded employees now exempt from the reduction of working hours, executive branch directors have been informed to schedule a work plan for these affected employees to recover these hours, so they can get paid, via a separate pay check. When the reduction of working hours, from 80 to 70...
WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week the Office of Insular Affairs released $7.8 million remaining in grant assistance for fiscal year 2017 to the American Samoa Government through the Office of Insular Affairs’ (OIA) Operations Grant Program. These funds are what remained of the annual $22.75 million...

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