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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa’s total revenue increased 24% between fiscal years 2017 and 2019, according to the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) in its US Territories Public Debt Outlook — 2021 Update, released June 30th to the US Congress and also made public. GAO explained...
Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga shared with the investigative-arm of the US Congress many of the challenges faced by the local government, while continuing to look at available opportunities for growth and development. The governor also informed the US...
StarKist Samoa cannery
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “Continued reliance on a single industry and significant pension liabilities remain fiscal risks in American Samoa,” so declared the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) in its US Territories Public Debt Outlook — 2021 Update, released yesterday to the US Congress...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The US Department of Interior has recommended that the investigative arm of the US Congress conduct further study on potential alternatives, including the use of a committee, to set minimum wage for American Samoa. The recommendation was made by Interior Assistant...
Lt. Gov. Lemanu Sialega Palepoi Mauga, who is also the acting governor
Says USDOI funding is not enough; but acting Governor Lemanu Sialega Palepoi Mauga says ASG has embarked on a strategic financial plan for use of public issued debt, to, among other things, maximize the use of local funds to “broadly address our capital project needs.” Lemanu made the comments in...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — What many in the community have been saying, the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) has confirmed — it has found that American Samoa “continues to face fiscal risks that may affect repayment of public debt, such as a reliance on the tuna canning and processing...