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Makerita Iosefo-Va'a and her husband Shaun Va'a
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) — Makerita Iosefo Vaʻa hasn't been home for nearly eight months — the longest she's ever been away from American Samoa. She longs for the breezes that cool island humidity and the ocean sounds and smells that permeate her home in the village of Tula. She also misses...
Tafuna High School sign
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Parents and Teachers Association of Tafuna High School has launched an online petition calling on Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga not to use the school’s lower campus to house new Education Department (ASDOE) facilities but reserve the area for future school expansion....
Fafatogo malae during Flag Day 2020
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —The one-hour 2020 Flag Day ceremony, which got underway around 6:30a.m on Friday, Apr. 17th, was a small one for American Samoa with no fanfare or jubilant celebration, as the deadly coronavirus forced necessary preventive measures — especially social distancing, which...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The “lack of inclusion” of American Samoa in the process of setting a minimum wage for the territory by the federal government is the “core issue fueling our objection,” says Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga, adding that ASG remains “concerned and worried” over the future of...
The Fono building site
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Because the US Congress prohibits members in both houses from requesting “congressionally directed spending for a specific discretionary” funding, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is unable to assist in Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga’s request for more than $20 million in federal...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga in a photo from Tuesday, July 23, 2019 with Monsignor Viane Etuale
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The “after-the-fact purchases and circumvention of purchasing procedures” by executive branch agencies, has prompted Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga to once again issue a memo to directors, reminding them about local laws and regulations governing such matters and urging...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga with Monsignor Viane Etuale
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga, has requested from Police Commissioner, Le’i Sonny Thompson, a report providing details on the “apparent trend of inmates escaping” from the Territorial Correctional Facility. Lolo’s request follows concerns raised by KHJ News, directed at the...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga [SN file photo]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has directed all government entities including semi autonomous agencies to “fully participate” in the 2018 Flag Day Parade on Apr. 17th at the Veterans Memorial Stadium. This is according to a March 2 memo, “Participation of all ASG departments...