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American Samoa Search and Rescue Agency

Fa’amasino Upuese Galoia
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lemanu P.S. Mauga’s nominee for director of the new American Samoa Search and Rescue Agency, Fa’amasino Upuese Galoia was officially rejected after senators cast 8-yes and 7-no votes — while the director-nominee needed 10-yes votes to garner Senate confirmation. The...
Faamasino Upuese Galoia
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The House of Representatives unanimously approved Faamasino Upuese Galoia during yesterday's session as the Director of the American Samoa Search and Rescue Agency (ASSRA). The vote was 15-0. Faamasino appeared before the House Public Safety committee chaired by Faipule...
Tuimamave Tauapa’i Laupola and Galoia Faamasino Upuese Galoia
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The establishment of two new ASG agencies by Executive Order of the Governor does not sit well with some of the members of the House of Representatives. A hearing was called by the House Government Operations committee under the leadership of Chair Faipule Faimealelei...
Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Through a June 13 executive order, Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga established the American Samoa Search and Rescue Agency “responsible for providing search, rescue, fire protection, marine patrol and emergency medical services.” The order takes effect on July 1 this year but...