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campaign 2020

The three candidiate teams on stage
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Healthcare infrastructure was one of the issues raised in one segment of last week’s American Samoa Chamber of Commerce gubernatorial forum. The teams were asked for their take on whether to build a new hospital or repair the current one — and also how to increase...
 I’aulualo/Tapa’au team (far left); Nua/Satele (middle) and Lemanu/Talauega (far right)
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Chamber of Commerce hosted the gubernatorial forum last Thursday, for just over two hours under the theme “Let’s Talk Business” at the American Samoa Community College’s Multipurpose Center. Supporters of the candidates, friends, business members,...
 I’aulualo/Tapa’au team (far left); Nua/Satele (middle) and Lemanu/Talauega (far right).
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Among the issues at last Thursday’s first gubernatorial forum hosted by the American Samoa Chamber of Commerce was a segment that dealt with “Procurement process, fair biding and transparency.” One of the three moderators of the forum, John Raynar observed that this is...
Le’i Sonny Thompson
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Vice Speaker of the House, Rep. Fetu Fetui Jr told Police Commissioner Le’i Sonny Thompson during a Wednesday hearing that he should not be publicly involved in any election campaign. When given the chance to express his opinion to the committee regarding this issue , Le...
Fuiavaili’ili Keniseli Lafaele
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Commerce Department has informed political campaign teams not only to remove their campaign signs from government property but also those posing a traffic hazard on the road, says DOC director Fuiavaili’ili Keniseli Lafaele in response to Samoa News inquiries. Asked...
Mike Bloomberg campaign sign in American Samoa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — ASG Dept. of Commerce plans to call a meeting with representatives from all political campaign camps to discuss the government requirement for obtaining a permit in accordance with local law, which regulates signage. Many political signs have been around since late last...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — As American Samoa heads towards the political campaign season for the November 2020 general election, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga tells cabinet members not to use government time and property for political campaigning or activities. Next year’s election includes the...