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Fainu’ulelei Falefatu Alailima Utu
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Fainu’ulelei Falefatu Alailima Utu is now the new Attorney General for American Samoa after he was unanimously confirmed by the Fono last week. House of Representatives confirmed Fainu’ulelei by vote of 18-0 and he was endorsed by the Senate last Thursday in a unanimous...
Fainu’ulelei Falefatu Ala’ilima-Utu
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Local attorney Fainu’ulelei Falefatu Ala’ilima-Utu is American Samoa’s new Attorney General, under the Lemanu Administration, after being confirmed Wednesday by the House of Representatives in an 18-0 vote and endorsed yesterday by the Senate in a unanimous vote — also...
MP Fiame Mataafa
Apia, SAMOA — In a response from the Office of the Attorney General to claims by Individual MP Fiame Mataafa, that the press releases issued by the AG are “propaganda" made the following statement: “With respect, Hon. Fiame Mataafa’s opinion in the Samoa Observer of today, that AG press releases...
Frances Jane Saelua Togia and her youngest son
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — While the police investigation into the incident where two men found dead at sea in Amouli more than three weeks ago is still up in the air and families of the two victims are still in the dark, the Attorney General’s Office has given the green light to conduct a full...
Attorney General, Mitzie Jessop-Taase
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The sponsors of a couple from Samoa, who were supposed to depart the territory after their sponsorship was terminated, have stated in a letter to the Attorney General that they are offended with the AG’s “misrepresentation of the law” that “has added confusion to this...
Mitzie Jessop-Taase
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The House of Representatives last Friday approved the governor’s nomination of Mitzie Jessop Taase as Attorney General (AG) of American Samoa. The unanimous vote by the House of 16-0 was cast just before the Fono took a two-week break. Jessop Taase is now cleared to...
Sen. Faamausili Mau Mau Jr
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Senator Faamausili Mau Mau Jr has questioned the authority of the Governor and the Acting Attorney General to review and approve OK Boards for persons allowed into the territory under special provision. Faamausili, a member of the Immigration Board (IB) pointed out...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga submitted to the Fono for confirmation last week two director appointees as well as members for the Territorial Bank of American Samoa (TBAS) Board of Directors. The two director appointees are Alfonso Pete Galea’i as the new Director of the...
Mitzie Jessop-Ta’ase
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Following another vote, the House has — again — rejected the governor’s nomination of local attorney Mitzie Jessop-Ta’ase to the post of Attorney General, while the Fono is suspending the legislative session until later next month to combat the spread of the coronavirus...
Attorney General-nominee Mitzie Jessop-Ta’ase with Sen. Magalei Logovi
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — During her Senate confirmation hearing last week, Attorney General-nominee Mitzie Jessop-Ta’ase was asked her view on the decision by the federal court in Salt Lake City, Utah, which ruled that US nationals born in American Samoa are automatic US citizens, under...