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DEPT. OF COMMERCE

DOC staff with their Christmas decorations
O le aufaigaluega a le Matagaluega o Fefaatauaiga (DOC) ma a latou teuga o le Kerisimasi, o lo’o fa’aauau pea ona tautuaina le mamalu o le atunu’u I le aga’i atu I le faamanatuina o le Aso Kerisimasi. [ata foa’i]
Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In concert with Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata who has contacted the U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo about issues with the 2020 Census count and how it affects American Samoa, Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga directed the Dept. of Commerce to plan how best to approach the...
Youngsters and adults at Coast Week in Manu'a
The Commerce Department celebrated Coast Week in Manu’a last week and this DOC photo shows youngsters and adults who attended the event. [photo: DOC Facebook]
Large crowd at one of the DOC sponsored rental assistance workshop
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Renters who are eligible for the federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) will not ‘handle’ the funds, if their applications are approved, but instead the money goes directly to the landlords, according to the Department of Commerce (DOC) presentation at last...
Dept. of Commerce logo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Department of Commerce (ASDOC) along with its Broadband Coordination, Opportunities, Redevelopment and Deployment Office (BCORD) released the American Samoa Territorial Broadband Strategy (ASTBS) last Thursday via a Zoom conference and Facebook live...
 Summer Youth Program Job Fair participants
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Department of Commerce, Department of Human Resources, and the Department of Education hosted its first week-long fair that took place Monday, August 16th through Thursday, August 19, 2021. MONDAY: WORKSHOP & MEAL WITH A MENTOR Summer Youth Employment Program...
ASG Summer Youth Employment Program participants at DOC painting
Students working with the Department of Commerce (DOC) during the ASG Summer Youth Employment Program, shown during their painting session followed by a farewell luncheon hosted by DOC management last Friday as the summer program ends. “Your DOC family wishes you all the best in your future...
Launch group members at virtual meeting
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — ASG Department of Commerce, in collaboration with Coursera, is moving forward with their efforts to development of the IT workforce within the territory. Coursera – a universal online learning program that offers access to online courses, degrees, and certificates from...
Former Commerce director Fuiavaili’ili Keniseli Lafaele (left) and new DOC director Petti Tagipo Matila
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — If an incident of “sexual harassment” surfaces within the Commerce Department, “we will address it and we will remove that person, there are no questions asked in that regard,” said Petti Tagipo Matila, who is now fully confirmed by the Fono as the DOC director, and...
Vehicles trying to pass over a pool of water near Fatuoaiga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Nominee to head the Department of Commerce, Petti Tagipo Matila told house members yesterday during her confirmation hearing where she was confirmed 17-0, that public-private partnerships are the key to developing infrastructure. During the hearing, Rep. Larry Sanitoa...

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