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Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed an in-depth briefing provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Region 9 Director Robert Fenton on the agency’s action plan to assist in coronavirus efforts in American Samoa and other island territories, and she supports...
Cmdr. James Willingham in the cockpit
Cmdr. James Willingham, HC-130 Hercules airplane pilot, flies into Pago Pago, American Samoa, April 1, 2020. Working in concert with FEMA and the U.S. Air Force, logistics were coordinated to ensure the timely and successful delivery of various supplies including medical supplies from the Strategic...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The federal government is providing assistance to American Samoa, under US President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration for the COVID-19 pandemic, and the first shipment of personal protective equipment is due to arrive on island soon. This is according to US Federal...
Building site for the new fono building.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — As the cost of the proposed new two-story Fono building escalates with the US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) maintaining that the structure must meet federal regulations, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga is requesting Congresswoman Aumua Amata’s assistance in...
The Fono building site
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A New Zealand company has begun drilling in preparation for pile driving that United States authorities require for the construction of American Samoa's new Legislature. The Federal Emergency Management Agency said that is because the new building will be located in a...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata
Washington, DC — A combined $2 million in federal funds is being made available to American Samoa for security purposes in three different preparedness grants through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Congresswoman Aumua Amata...
Head of Public Works' architectural/engineering division, Joe Pereira and Public Works director Faleosina Voigt
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Head of Public Works' architectural/engineering division, Joe Pereira and Public Works director Faleosina Voigt testified yesterday before the Senate Public Works Committee on the status of the new two-story Fono building construction, which has been on hold since last...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man alleged to have been upset with his sponsor because of issues stemming from the disbursement of a FEMA check has been arrested and charged with second degree attempted murder and first degree assault. Vaimoe Seumau made his initial appearance in District Court...
Rendering of proposed new Fono Building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa has suggested to the US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) the Department of Port Administration’s planned “Bulkhead Project” is a buffer to reduce the risk of wave surges to the new Fono building. This was cited in Lt. Gov. Lemanu Palepoi Sialega...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region IX Administrator, Robert Fenton is open and willing to work with the American Samoa Government to “fashion mutually beneficial solutions” regarding the proposed new two-story multi-million-dollar Fono building. However...

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