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Amper S.A. and its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Jaime Espinosa de los Monteros, have been accused of fraud, bad faith, breach of contract, and other misconduct in a $20 million lawsuit filed this week in the High Court of American Samoa by Adolfo Montenegro. Montenegro was the Chief...
Based on a recommendation from Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga, StarKist Co., has been informed that the ASG land at the shipyard in Satala cannot be leased to the cannery, which has instead been offered another parcel of land at the old Satala power plant site. For more than a decade now, StarKist has...
This week, everyone is invited to join the celebration of 100 years of local coral reef surveys in American Samoa. The festivities culminate this Friday, May 26th with a Marine Science Student Mini-Symposium has set to be held at the Tauese P.F. Sunia Ocean Center from 8:30 a.m. - 12noon with...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga (right) shakes hands with Rep. Pulele’iite Liamatua Tufele, the new chairman of the American Samoa TeleCommunications Authority, before the start yesterday morning of the cabinet meeting, where the governor officially introduced Pulele’iite, not only as the new board...
In this recent photo provided by the American Samoa Power Authority (ASPA) is an aerial view of ASPA’s new Satala Power Plant, which replaced the one that was completely destroyed by the September 2009 tsunami. The previous power plant was located yards away from the new power plant, that ASPA...
In moving forward, the ASG Department of Human Resources is requiring the assistance of all department directors and heads of agencies in evaluating the status of short-term contract employees within each ASG entity. In a May 22nd memo to cabinet directors, Human Resources director Eseneiaso J. Liu...
American Samoa is to receive a slight increase in federal funding for capital improvement projects, while funding for operations will face a decrease of just over $1 million, according to the US Interior Department’s Office of Insular fiscal year 2018 budget justification documents submitted to the...
Among the allegations cited in the AST Telecom LLC, dba Bluesky Communications, lawsuit against the company’s former boss is that Aoe’e Adolfo Montenegro continued to sabotage, hamper and disrupt the sale of Amper S.A. to Fiji telecom company Amalgamated Telecom Holdings Limited (ATH), while he was...
It’s been two weeks since the massive landslide between Malota and Fagamalo blocked off access to the western most part of the island and while crew members from the Department of Public Works (DPW) have continued to work on clearing the road so motorists can pass through, residents there say it is...
In a letter to Congresswoman Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen, Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga has informed the Delegate that he has retained Taylor Strategies to help advance a legislative solution to the ACA Medicaid funding deadline coming up in FY 2019. Lolo’s immediate priority for Congressional...

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