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Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Economic and infrastructure development, along with climate change, are among priorities that Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga shared with lawmakers in his address to the Fono joint session last week Monday as well as in two separate reports distributed to...
U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Federal attorneys representing the US National Marine Fisheries Service have asked the United States Supreme Court to deny a petition for a “writ of certiorari” by the Territory of American Samoa to review a federal appeal’s court ruling, which reversed a lower court...
Federal Courthouse Honolulu, Hawaii
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A federal judge in Honolulu has ordered four Alega residents, who are suing ASG — along with current and former government officials, as well as the American Samoa TeleCommunications Authority and AST Telecom d/b/a Bluesky Communications and their current and former...
Nat'l Marine Fisheries Service logo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Government and many other local residents will have to wait until next month to see what the US National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) response would be to the Territory of American Samoa’s writ of certiorari petition to the Supreme Court of the...
StarKist employees at gate
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — StarKist Samoa is hiring. Due to the critical need for workers and the impact it would have on the local economy if the head count is not improved, Governor Lemanu Peleti Mauga and StarKist Samoa Director Jason Kim issued the following joint statement on Tuesday: “...
9th Circuit Court, San Francisico CA
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa government was dealt a setback Friday when the Ninth Circuit Court reversed a decision that blocks large fishing vessels from fishing in a zone around the territory known as the Large Vessel Protected Area (LVPA). In 2016, the government of American...
Courtroom, 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, Colorado
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The attorney for the American Samoa Government and Congresswoman Aumua Amata told a federal appeal’s court that the people of American Samoa want a voice in the decision-making when it comes to automatic US citizenship by birth instead of it being determined by a...
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...

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