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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...
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Pago Pago, AMRICAN SAMOA — As mandated by federal law, the US Government Accountability Office (GAO released yesterday its latest report on the minimum wage for American Samoa and the report — which doesn’t make recommendations on whether or not to increase or decrease local minimum wage — was...
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi
Apia, SAMOA — As of now THE Government of Samoa has deep reservations in opening the borders for international travels even if it’s only for repatriation purposes, Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi has indicated in an exclusive interview with a TVNZ News representative Friday afternoon...
Ngaire Ho Ching, chief executive officer of Neil’s ACE Home Center
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Chamber of Commerce learned some disturbing information after reaching out to local businesses for input on the business association’s COVID-19 economic response plan forwarded to ASG recently.  Some of the larger local businesses pointed out that...
Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett, left, senior research fellow and scientific lead for coronavirus vaccines and immunopathogenesis team in the Viral Pathogenesis Laboratory, talks with President Donald Trump
WASHINGTON (AP) —Since breaking out of China, the coronavirus has breached the walls of the Vatican. It’s struck the Iranian holy city of Qom and contaminated a nursing home in Seattle. And around the world, it’s carrying not just sickness and death but also the anxiety and paralysis that can...
American Samoa Executive Office Building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Lolo Administration is confident “in the future strength of our economy” due to — among other things — strong private sector business recovery, establishment of new  technology-based companies, and additional jobs created by StarKist, according to Gov. Lolo Matalasi...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga delivered special remarks yesterday during the final day of the 40th Meeting of the US Coral Reef Task Force at the Fale Laumei where he commended the group's work and acknowledged with appreciation the commitment by the US to “safeguard and...