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Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga

Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Instead of paying overtime — with some overtime payments as much as $2,000 per person — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga wants directors to “bring in new people” to work in ASG agencies, with the millions of dollars in federal money garnered by American Samoa since the COVID-19...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has appointed a new committee to come up with recommendations for the next step to take when the current emergency declaration expires at the end of this month, while local medical personnel have recommended keeping borders closed until the end...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa is seeking more than 20,000 coronavirus test kits from the US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the community-based virus testing, in which 20% of the population would be tested, says Health Department epidemiologist Dr. Aifili John Tufa....
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — To ensure American Samoa’s full compliance with the millions of dollars in federal coronavirus funds, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has established the government’s six-member COVID-19 Compliance Review Committee (C19CRC). “In light of the extraordinary amount of federal...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Cabinet directors have submitted the required “Essential Employees Listing” following a May 6th memo from Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga who also requested justification for why these employees are considered “essential” to ASG operations during the current COVID-19 state of...
A closeup of the fire truck taken at the scene of the accident on the Afono road where it crashed last Thursday morning, April 30
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Governor has apologized to the families of two firemen who were killed in the line of duty last week. Yesterday's meeting of the Coronavirus Taskforce started with a moment's silence week for Captains Allen Talofa Velega and Mike Tipoti. Governor Lolo...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga plans to extend for another 30-days his coronavirus emergency declaration, which is based on the Third Amended Declaration, dated Apr. 1st and lapsing May 1st. Samoa News notes that the original declaration was issued Mar. 17th and was effective...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has informed the ANZ Amerika Samoa Bank, Territorial Bank of American Samoa and the Development Bank of American Samoa, that he and his administration stand ready to provide any assistance with programs available to help local businesses through...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With the American Samoa Government’s financial coffers overburdened from the measles outbreak, followed by three back-to-back storms in February, and now the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has requested a federal government waiver for American Samoa’s 25...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has sent a request to U.S. Rep. Bennie G. Thompson, chairman of the US House Committee on Homeland Security, to assist with securing ventilators for American Samoa, as the two recent federal shipments didn’t included ventilators. In his request...

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