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American Samoa Power Authority has not made a decision on whether to implement a layoff or reduction of working hours, while ASPA’s accounts payable has decreased since last year, and the ASG semi autonomous agency is looking next month to commission its new Satala Power Plant and the solar park on...
Lists of priority infrastructure projects from governors of four U.S territories — including American Samoa — have a total cost of over $1 billion, says Interior Department’s acting assistant secretary for Insular Areas, Nikolao Pula in testimony last week before a congressional panel. The two-hour...
A report by the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council staff reveals that the Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources is working with Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga’s legal counsel to draft new language to revise an existing statute, which prohibits the possession of shark fins to...
  Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata announced that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support (CDC –OSTLTS) has issued $83,337 in discretionary funds to the American Samoa Department of Health (ASDOH) as part of the 2017...
The American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency (AS-EPA) announces the successful completion of a hazardous waste removal action by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US-EPA) in American Samoa last week.             Hazardous waste is harmful to human health and the environment....
The results for the Territorial Math Competition held last week are in, and top honors went to South Pacific Academy, Manumalo Academy, and Pacific Horizons – all private schools. Over 185 students representing various elementary and high schools across the territory – both public and private —...
SOLOMONA TUIA A man has been charged in connection with the death of an elderly woman last month in Pago Pago. Solomona Tuia, whose bail is set at $5,000, made his initial appearance in District Court yesterday, where he is charged with one felony count of vehicle homicide and two misdemeanor...
Attorneys representing the Territory of American Samoa, through ASG, in its lawsuit against federal defendants over the reduction of the Large Vessel Protected Area (LVPA) in territorial have requested the federal court in Honolulu to deny defendants’ new request to file briefs regarding rights to...
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata, took to the witness table twice on Thursday at Member’s day hearings for two separate appropriations subcommittees, who for the last two weeks have been holding Member’s Day hearings, so that House Members may testify before each subcommittee regarding...
Customs agents are currently undergoing training for manning and operating the large container scanner stationed at the main Port and part of the training included testing of the scanner. Testing prompted some residents thinking that Customs has implemented this service, and would now start...

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