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Catherine Aigamaua-Saelua (left) along with Dr. Roxanne Sua’ava Salave’a
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Saole Representative Titiali’i Kitara Vaiau has questioned the reason why some Departments within the American Samoa Government have two or more deputy directors. This is the same issue raised by several faipule during an earlier House hearing, and was raised again by...
Some faipule wearing masks others not
Faipule, some with masks —  some without, during the House Session Wednesday morning. Wearing masks in government buildings was made mandatory by order of the governor this week, since the first repatriation flight arrived in the territory. [photo by AF]
3 Representatives during yesterday’s hearing
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The House of Representatives is calling out to the American Samoa Government COVID-19 Task Force to hold another island wide exercise to test the territory’s readiness for the repatriation flight next week, Monday, Feb. 1st. Vice Speaker Fetu Fetui Jr made this request...
Rendering of the proposed new fono building.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Five incumbent lawmakers for the local House of Representatives were unseated following yesterday’s general election, according to unofficial results released around 1:30am. today by the Election Office. The candidates who won yesterday, according to the unofficial...
Tuimavave Tauapa’i Laupola
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The House of Representatives last week approved the nomination of Tuimavave Tauapai Laupola as Chief Procurement Officer in the remaining three months of the Lolo Lemanu Administration. The vote was unanimous and followed a confirmation hearing in the House of...
Andra Samoa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Two female faipule incumbents were defeated while one female candidate is among the eight faipule-elect following yesterday’s mid term election for the local House of Representatives. Based on the unofficial results announced last night by the Election Office, female...
In  this photo taken on the east side and sent in by a member of the public, voters are encouraged to vote for faipule who will encourage having Fono hearings televised. Fono hearings being aired as they were in the past has been a hotly debated topic by the public every time the Fono is in session...
Fetu Fetui Jr shaking hands with Rep. Sataua Dr. Mataese Samuelu
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The FY 2019 budget is the top priority on the agenda as the Fono reconvened this week following a three-week mid session recess. Many issues were raised by faipule during the first week House members returned to work after a recess that was taken to preserve session days...
American Samoa Election Office photo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Election Office has made available since last Friday, June 29, nomination papers for those candidates for the local House of Representatives and the Delegate to the US House seeking public office in the November 2018 general election. Election officials told Samoa...
Le afioga i le ali’i faipule ia Maugaoali’i Le’apai Tusipa Anoa’i  [ata AF]
O tula’i soo mai pea o le fa’afitauli o lo o fai ma mafua’aga e ala ai ona le fia auai ni isi o afioga i Faipule i iloiloga o le Paketi, o le vave aloaia lea e le Ta’ita’ifono o le mau ae o lo o si’i atu pea aao o Faipule ma Senatoa mo le fia maua o le avanoa e fesiligia ai molimau a le malo, ua...