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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has described the estimated more than $170 million in COVID-19 pandemic federal aid to American Samoa as a “tsunami of cash inflow into the territory” and a “blessing in disguise” — boosting the local economy, which was also augmented by...
Hawaii fishing boats at Pier 22 in Honolulu.
WASHINGTON — For the past three months, much of Hawaii’s longline fishing fleet, the one that normally stocks the state’s markets and restaurants with fresh poke, ruby red ahi and slabs of swordfish, has been tied up in port as the coronavirus ravages the islands’ economy. With tourism all but...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Direct-aid of almost $40 million for American Samoa under of one of the new federal laws dealing with coronavirus relief funding, will cover ASG’s COVID-19 proposed budget of $16.9 million, says Congresswoman Aumua Amata, who also explained that other coronavirus related...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata
 Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata is welcoming federal funds for American Samoa through the following U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grants; the Community Development Block Grant, the Emergency Solutions Grant, and the HOME program.   “These are helpful funds ...
Aumua Amata speaking from podium
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  Congresswoman Aumua Amata is welcoming $4 million in federal funds to American Samoa for four essential operations: American Samoa Government, LBJ Tropical Medical Center, American Samoa Community College and the High Court of American Samoa. “The Interior Department is...
 Congresswoman Aumua Amata
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed a total of $535,000 in federal funding for two health-related programs in American Samoa.  “Federal funds like these are especially necessary to American Samoa’s efforts to provide as many health services as possible,” said Aumua Amata. “I...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata [SN file photo]
Washington, D.C. – Monday, April 2, 2018 - Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed a $200,000 grant for American Samoa from the U.S. Department of Commerce based on the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 which mandated the creation of the National Telecommunications and Information...