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Yesterday morning, chairman of the American Samoa chapter of the Red Cross, Vaito'a Hans Langkilde was presented a check of $1,898 by members of the National Honor Society at Manumalo Academy, to help with relief efforts for the victims of Hurricane Irma, the strongest hurricane worldwide in 2017...
American Samoa Telecommunications Authority (ASTCA) and Hawaiki Submarine Cable LP (Hawaiki) have signed an amendment to their agreement for the installation of a spur connecting American Samoa to the Hawaiki cable and the provision of international capacity to mainland United States. The contract...
“Total public debt per capita grew from $414 per person in fiscal year 2005 to $1,212.80 in fiscal year 2015,” according to the US Government Accountability Office, which also notes that any additional disruption in the local cannery industry will impact the government’s ability to repay its debt....
After he line-item vetoed amendments made by the Fono, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga signed into law last Saturday, the American Samoa Government’s more than $394 million budget for fiscal year 2018, which commenced on Oct. 1, 2017. The original total FY 2018 Basic Budget submitted was $395.26 million...
While the American Samoa Telecommunications Authority (ASTCA) is planning to use both Tui Samoa and Hawaiki Cable, CEO Puleleiite Tufele Li’a Jr. said he will recommend to the American Samoa Government to stay with Hawaiki Cable — not only is it cheaper but its capacity is big enough to cover...
A hotline will be set up for the public to anonymously report tips about incidents involving illegal drugs in the territory, and Human and Social Services director Taeaoafua Dr. Meki Solomona is urging students, youth, and everyone to use the service. “When you see it, report it. Call the hotline,...
Commissioner of Public Safety, Le'i Sonny Thompson has transferred Chief of Police, Tauese Vaaomala Sunia to the Territorial Correctional Facility to serve as warden, according to a memo dated Sept. 29, addressed to All DPS Personnel. The memo, from Le’i, notes Senior Personnel Reassignments, as...
At its 171st Meeting later this month in American Samoa, the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council, will take action on two fishery issues pertaining to American Samoa, including the Large Vessel Prohibited Area (LVPA) in territorial waters. The Council will consider seven options for...
COMMUNITY MEMBERS URGED TO HELP WITH DISASTER RELIEF EFFORTS  A Disaster Relief fundraiser, aimed at raising money for the victims of states and territories recently affected by natural disasters - as well as local residents - is being publicized and help is being sought via solicitations letters...
Attorney General, Talauega Eleasalo Ale has requested Department of Homeland Security (DHLS) director Samana Semo Vea'vea, to conduct a complete survey of the interior of the Immigration Office — including the room used to take ID card photos — for the purpose of installing security cameras for...

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