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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “Taxation without representation” was one of the topics raised at the recent American Samoa Chamber of Commerce gubernatorial forum, where only three of the five gubernatorial teams were able to participate. This is the final issue from the forum, in the Samoa News...
A view of the audience at the recent Chamber of Commerce candidate forum.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — There has been much discussion in the Fono over the years whether or not to repeal the 2% wage tax, which is paid by all workers who earn an income, with revenue collected for the LBJ Medical Center — 50% for off island medical referral program and the balance for...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The recent Chamber of Commerce gubernatorial forum provided the chance for Chamber members and the audience to hear from three of the five gubernatorial team on what actions — if they were governor and lieutenant governor — they would take to help businesses if or when...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — At the recent American Samoa Chamber of Commerce gubernatorial forum, Technology Industry Development was another segment- issue raised with three of the five gubernatorial teams, who took part in the event. And the Hawaiki submarine cable, which went live in American...
Attendees at last week's Chamber of Commerce candidates forum
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Developing the local tourism industry has been targeted by past administrations as a third economic pillar for American Samoa, but the number of visitors to the territory remains low when compared to this booming industry in other Pacific nations. And during a recent...
Some of the crowd who attended the Chamber of Commerce first gubernatorial forum hosted
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Agriculture Industry development, including the legalization of an industrial hemp/ CBD industry in American Samoa was another issue raised during one segment of last week’s Chamber of Commerce gubernatorial form and it got a lot of attention from the audience — some...
 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...
A few of the attendees at the gubernatorial forum
These are among those who attended the Chamber of Commerce gubernatorial forum hosted Thursday night at the American Samoa Community College Multi Purpose Center for the 2020 general election. Three teams appeared: I’aulualo/Tapa’au team; Nua/Satele and Lemanu/Talauega.  Read stories throughout the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Chamber of Commerce has requested more information from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) on how to include local produce — such as taro and bananas — as allowable products for funding under federal COVID-19 funds, as local farmers were impacted...

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