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Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In a Jan. 8th memorandum, Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga ordered a freeze of all pay increases and conversion of positions from contract to career service in the Executive Branch. “In order to control spending, there will be a freeze of all pay increases and...
Logos of the service academies
Washington, D.C. — Thursday, Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata is delighted to announce the nominations of 22 excellent students for consideration by the service academies. Each year, these nominations are selected on the high quality of the students’ combined academic records, essays, along with...
 Vice Speaker of the House, Fetu Fetui Jr
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Vice Speaker of the House, Fetu Fetui Jr has advised House representatives to be patient and give the new Administrations time to come up with new changes they’re seeking for the betterment of the people and the nation. “We all want to see new changes from the new...
ASPA crew installing a new street light
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — It has come to light that over 2,000 streetlights were illegally installed in various villages around Tutuila last year by ASPA installation crews due to demands from high ranking people of these villages., according to a verbal report presented to the House during...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young man accused of burglarizing a Tafuna store has been arrested, pursuant to a warrant from the court. Faafiti Kuresa, 25, made his initial appearance in District Court last month. He is charged with first degree burglary and stealing, both class C felonies,...
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention logo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa is being allocated more than $3 million in funding from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to support expanding COVID-19 testing and vaccination activities. The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced late last week...
Health Department deputy director, Fara Utu, DoH Clinical director Dr. Saipale Fuimaono, acting Health director Motusa Tuileama Nua, Secretary of Samoan Affairs Mauga T. Asuega, LBJ hospital chief executive officer Faumuina John Faumuina, and DoH Senior Epidemiologist, Dr. Aifili John Tufa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 10-day quarantine in Hawaii is set to begin next week Monday, for the 160 American Samoa residents selected for the first repatriation flight from the U.S. set for Jan. 29th, and ASG is covering the costs of the operation, including the charter flight on Hawaiian...
Tuaolo and Lemanu
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Senate President Tuaolo Manaia Fruean has called on the Lemanu Administration to look at increasing the contribution rate to the ASG Retirement Fund, saying that more is being paid out from the fund than the incoming monthly contribution. Tuaolo, who is also a member of...
Amouli Community Health Center
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — People living in the Eastern District are calling out to the new Administration to use any remaining funding from the more than $164 million allocated to American Samoa under provisions of the federal CARES Act to complete the renovation of the Amouli Community Health...
House Savali Talavou Ale
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — This week the Speaker of the House Savali Talavou Ale confirmed 17 House Committees assignments for the 37th Legislature. Committee chairmen, vice chairmen along with members were finalized during a House session on Tuesday. Several House Representatives told Samoa News...

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