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Lt. Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Lt. Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga is leading an ASG delegation, which met this week in Washington D.C. with top US Department of Interior officials before heading to Oakland, California to meet with US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region IV officials. “We are...
American Samoa Executive Office Building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — More than $500K was paid out in overtime hours for American Samoa Government employees who worked during the recovery efforts following Tropical Storm Gita early this year, according to a revelation in the fiscal year 2018 performance report for the Department of Human...
Building site for proposed new Fono building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — To address issues of concern raised by the US Federal Emergency Management Agency over the construction of the new Fono building, Gov. Lolo Matalasi plans to form a task force that will recommend changes to “local regulations that will align more closely with federal...
This August Samoa News file photo shows sitework at the location of the new fono building under construction.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga will be sending out this week his official response to the US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), regarding concerns raised over the construction of the new Fono building, which the federal agency says does not comply with federal...
  Secretary of Samoa Affairs Mauga Tasi Asuega
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Secretary of Samoan Affairs, Mauga T. Asuega has cautioned local residents who received federal disaster assistance as a result of Tropical Storm Gita, not to misuse federal money. The US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved more than $22.22 million in...
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Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata is pleased to announce that joint efforts between herself, Governor Lolo, and their respective teams in American Samoa and Washington, D.C. resulted in President Trump’s Administration further reviewing American Samoa’s needs related to the impact from...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In American Samoa, about 500 land use permits have been issued for new construction and repairs to homes destroyed or damaged during Gita in February. Tino Ma'o of the Project Notification and Review System Board, said the Gita rebuilding has led to improvements in home...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With the US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) winding down its local operations, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has urged cabinet members, who oversee ASG property damaged by Tropical Storm Gita, to complete their respective assessments while FEMA officials are still...
Acting Governor Lemanu Palepoi Sialega Mauga [SN file photo]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Acting Governor Lemanu Palepoi Sialega Mauga has moved to curtail overtime related to US Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) activities following Tropical Storm Gita in February this year. The move comes as FEMA winds down its activities in the territory, with the...
Local government staff, including Fa’aui Fano Lefotu, prepared a farewell luncheon Wednesday afternoon for US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials, as the Disaster Recovery Center, located inside the DYWA Pago Pago Youth Center, officially closes tomorrow.  Pictured are two FEMA officials, with local staffers, cutting the cake — which read “Thank You FEMA.” Local government officials, who assisted FEMA officials with translations and other duties prepared the delicious cake. [photo: Leua Aio
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — SBA and FEMA remind the public that the Disaster Recovery Center located inside the DYWA Pago Pago Youth Center closes tomorrow, Saturday, and transitions into the SBA’s Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC), starting next Monday, May 21. As the DRC nears closing, local...

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