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Police officers prepare to raise flags while VIPs watch from the background.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga, in a memorandum on Wednesday, expressed appreciation and “Fa’afetai Tele Lava” to cabinet members for a successful 2021 Flag Day, which was a scaled down celebration. On behalf of Lt. Gov. Talauega Eleasalo Ale and the...
Samana Semo Ve’ve’a
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Three more cabinet members have completed the legislative confirmation process after they were approved by the House of Representatives this week. Samana Semo Ve’ve’a received the green light from both chambers of the Fono to serve as Director of Homeland Security. This...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In a memo issued yesterday Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga ordered that all cabinet members, who are “actively criticizing the work of the Administration” submit their resignations or, he will act accordingly. And the governor is demanding “loyalty, faithfulness, [and]...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Executive branch deputy directors are prohibited from taking government vehicles home and the Police Commissioner is tasked with enforcement of this prohibition including repossessing all ASG vehicles not in compliance with this set policy. This is according to Gov. Lolo...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — At last week’s cabinet meeting, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga revealed that about three or four cabinet directors — that he didn’t identify by name — have not filed their taxes, and this is according to information provided to him by ASG Treasurer Ueligitone Tonumaipe’a....
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has directed cabinet members to employ returning college students assigned to their agencies under the administration’s Apprenticeship Program, which was implemented as an incentive so local students would return home to work after graduating...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga and Lt. Gov. Lemanu Palepoi Sialega Mauga in a Samoa News file photo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The governor’s first cabinet meeting of 2019 raised — again — the issue of misuse of government vehicles. This has been a long standing matter for the Lolo Administration, as in almost every cabinet meeting over the past six years, it has been on the agenda. At last...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Cabinet members have been informed by Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga to prepare their presentations, which should include among other things detailed proposed accomplishments for the remaining two years of the Lolo Administration. The governor’s message was outlined in a Dec...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In an Aug 7 letter to Fono leaders, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga asked that lawmakers show some sensitivity and recognition to the workload of directors and demands placed on their time when they are called to committee hearings. Lolo also pointed out the lack of...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga and Lt. Gov. Lemanu Palepoi Sialega Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has encouraged cabinet members to use the budget hearing process to tell lawmakers about funding problems and other issues faced by their respective agencies, so the Fono can create new appropriations to fund the government. “Tell the Fono your...

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