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Container at port beside the scanner
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Leasina/ Aitulagi Representative Gafatasi Afalava believes that one of the reasons drugs are entering our borders is that some of the Custom Office Inspectors who are assigned to search containers out in the field are not faithful with their job. A House Government...
Le’i Sonny Thompson
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Vice Speaker of the House, Rep. Fetu Fetui Jr told Police Commissioner Le’i Sonny Thompson during a Wednesday hearing that he should not be publicly involved in any election campaign. When given the chance to express his opinion to the committee regarding this issue , Le...
Motusa Tuileama Nua
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Government was not responsible for transporting Rep. Faimealelei Anthony Fu’e Allen and his wife on the FEMA flight that arrived at the Pago Pago International Airport last Friday afternoon. This was a decision made by the VA (Veterans Affairs) because...
Police Commissioner Le’i Sonny Thompson and ASG Budget Office director Catherine A. Saelua
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — At a hearing last Friday, the Senate Public Safety Committee questioned two government officials on a pair of Senate bills — one which seeks to increase the law enforcement fees collected by the court, and one to amend current driver’s license fees. The committee,...
Department of Human and Social Services (DHSS) director, Muavaefa’atasi John Suisala and Lagi Tuala, head of the Food Stamp Division
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A ‘war of words’ erupted in the House chamber yesterday after a hearing with officials from the Dept. of Human and Social Services (DHSS) to discuss food stamp issues. DHSS director, Muavaefa’atasi John Suisala and his deputy director appeared to testify on the issue,...