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Chief Justice Michael Kruse
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A lawsuit against the Chief Justice, F. Michael Kruse, “is a gigantic waste of judicial resource” and is a “text book example of frivolity and vexation,” according to the defense’s detailed response to Steven Jay Pincus Hueter’s complaint against the Chief Justice....
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HONOLULU — The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council, meeting virtually this week, recommended actions the Federal Government could take to promote seafood competitiveness and economic growth and to provide regulatory relief to support economic recovery for the offshore fisheries of...
Tualauta Rep. Larry Sanitoa.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With most of the federal coronavirus grant funding set to expire in the Fall of next year, Tualauta Rep. Larry Sanitoa believes this temporary federal monies should have been included by the Lolo Administration in the proposed budget of fiscal year 2021 - which begins...
ASG Office of Budget and Planning director Catherine D. Saelua
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — None of the millions of dollar allocated to American Samoa under the federal Coronavirus Aid Relief & Economic Security (CARES) Act is included as part of funding for the new fiscal year 2021 budget, which begins on Oct. 1st this year. This was made clear by ASG...
ASG Treasurer Ueligitone Tonumaipe’a
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The fourth round of Economic Impact Payments (EIP), or stimulus checks, totaling more than $2 million is being distributed today, Sept. 11th and it’s expected to cause a traffic slow-down in the town area. In a brief statement yesterday morning, ASG Treasurer Ueligitone...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed another CARES Act grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) of $529,150, part of a third wave of HUD funding that included American Samoa in each step, as announced by Secretary Dr. Ben Carson. This...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 7% increase in local revenue proposed under the government’s fiscal year 2021 budget, is the result of improved collections and the “huge influx” of federal coronavirus stimulus funds, according Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga in his cover letter to Fono leaders. The...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Government's final budget proposal for fiscal year 2021 is 10% higher than the FY 2020 approved budget, said Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga in his cover letter to Fono leaders. Lolo explained that the FY 2021 budget  — which was transmitted to the Fono two...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Tualauta Representative Larry Sanitoa believes about $7 million from CARES Act grants to American Samoa has been used for several ASG projects that are not eligible for CARES Act funding. Sanitoa raised this issue when members of the ASG Coronavirus Task Force appeared...
To the Editor, The Governor, The American Samoa Government, and The Judiciary,  It is with Great Sadness and shame that actions of the Governor and the American Samoan Government have made brave, noble, and courageous individuals cry with sorrow, remorse, and tragedy relating to denying an...

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