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Another pair of cabinet appointees — Le’i Sonny Thompson as Police Commissioner and Catherine Dora Aigamaua Saelua as Budget and Planning Office director — were officially confirmed by the Fono, last Friday. The Senate in separate unanimous ‘yea’ votes of 16-0 handed final decisions down last...
Through a memo issued last Friday, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga reaffirmed his verbal orders for director-appointees not to travel off island until after their confirmation process. He also directed that cabinet members absent from work for personal reasons or unofficial off island travel require...
Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga has once again frozen the annual increment which was reinstated in October 2015 after it was first suspended when the Lolo and Lemanu Administration first took office in 2013. The suspension of the step-increments was announced in the Cost Containment Measure (CCM)...
On Saturday, January 28, staff members from the Samoan Studies Institute (SSI) at the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) joined members of the Fagatogo Congregational Christian Church of American Samoa (CCCAS) to launch a new publication that focuses on the oral history of Fagatogo Village....
The U.S Coast Guard is conducting an investigation into an incident last Thursday afternoon, where the oil tanker, CSC Brave, crashed into the rear of a purse seiner vessel docked at the main-dock area where fishing nets are repaired, near the Fuel Dock. The incident, recorded on video by a person...
Efforts by the American Samoa Government to settle the matter between Department of Human and Social Services’ employee Simeonica Tuiteleleapaga, a transgender, and ASG’s  Department of Human Social Services Acting Director Taeaoafua Meki Solomona have been declined by Miss Tuiteleleapaga. At the...
The Lolo Administration is looking at the equity market to fund future economic development while the government owned Territorial Bank of American Samoa could be designated for a federal program, which provides incentives for those who want to invest in the territory. This is the latest revelation...
With still no firm word from the Trump Administration when it comes to among other things, funding for the US territories, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has directed cabinet members, whose departments and agencies are funded with federal money, to keep a close watch on where these monies are spent....
The Fono has officially endorsed two more cabinet directors — Port Administration Director Taimalelagi Dr. Claire Tuia Poumele and ASG Treasurer Uelinitone Tonumaipea — for the Lolo Administration for the next four years. The final decision came yesterday when the Senate confirmed Taimalelagi in a...
Although the backbone of the local economy relies on the private sector, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga says that is not seen today, in the Territory, and called on his cabinet members to come up with new ideas to boost the economy — create jobs. Lolo was responding to Commerce Department acting...

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