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Rep. Vesi Talalelei Fautanu Jr
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Representative Vesi Talalelei Fautanu Jr, chairman of the House Health Committee says the government is lacking any plan to safely bring home residents. But Rep. Vesi is not giving up. He said the committee meeting on Wednesday showed there was no plan to bring home at...
Chief of Staff Fui J. Saelus regrets the unfortunate consequence of the unintended incident, which involved two local Army Reservists being pictured with the chairman of the local Democratic Party during its National Democratic Convention roll-call, It is certainly lamentable because it casts...
ASG Treasurer Ueligitone Tonumaipe’a
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — While the ASG Treasury is delaying the third release of the Economic Impact Payments (EIP), or stimulus checks for qualified local residents “due to some unforeseen circumstances,” the department is releasing tomorrow more than $590,000 in tax refund checks for Batch #13...
U.S. Treasury Inspector General Seal
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “Since Fono members were already in telework capacity prior to COVID-19 due to the ongoing construction of the legislative building, we believe the stipend payments of $20,000 and $10,000, respectively, are unrelated to the COVID-19 health emergency,” declared the US...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Through the Attorney General’s Office, the defendants — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga and the American Samoa Government — on June 22nd requested the High Court for “immediate dismissal” of the lawsuit by local resident Steven Jay Pincus Hunter, who alleged civil and...
GAO office
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — During its assessment of the local minimum wage increase, the US Government Accountability Office interviewed selected employers and workers, and they noted — among other things — a “potential positive impact on the livelihood of workers but a potential negative impact...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Local resident and US citizen, Bryan Jackson, is seeking — among other things — $4 million in punitive damages through a lawsuit filed Wednesday with the Trial Division of the High Court against Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga and the American Samoa Government in connection...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga announced last Friday that the US Department of Labor has approved American Samoa’s application under the Employment & Training Administration — awarding $16.26 million through the CARES Act of 2020 to administer the Unemployment Insurance...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Instead of paying overtime — with some overtime payments as much as $2,000 per person — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga wants directors to “bring in new people” to work in ASG agencies, with the millions of dollars in federal money garnered by American Samoa since the COVID-19...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Cabinet directors have submitted the required “Essential Employees Listing” following a May 6th memo from Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga who also requested justification for why these employees are considered “essential” to ASG operations during the current COVID-19 state of...

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